Humanizing Athletes: UFC Fighter Brendan Allen’s Favorite Things

UFC Fight Night: Allen v Daukaus
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 27: (L-R) Brendan Allen punches Kyle Daukaus in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

UFC Fighter Brendan Allen (15-3)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on the planet earth, however, they are also human and enjoy things just like you and me.

Brendan “All In” Allen is one of the best middleweights in the UFC. He isn’t a prospect anymore; he is a contender.

Allen busted his ass on the regional scene, eventually winning the Valor Fights Middleweight Championship and the LFA Middleweight Championship. Two months after defending the LFA Middleweight title, he got the call to compete on season three of “Dana White’s Contender Series.”

He defeated Aaron Jeffery in the first round via rear-nake choke and was awarded a UFC contract.

Three months later, on October 18, 2019, at UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman, Allen made his UFC debut submitting Kevin Holland in the second round. Four months after his debut, he defeated Tom Breese via TKO in the first round.

Allen is coming off his second win in 2020. He fought Kyle Daukaus at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker and won via unanimous decision. The fight should have gotten fight of the night, but unfortunately, they fought the same night at Poirier and Hooker.

In his most recent win, he suffered 3 fractures in his nose and orbital. While he could have easily sat out the rest of the year, he chose to fight one more time against No. 15 ranked middleweight, Ian Heinisch.

He returns to action on November 7, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira. A win over Heinisch will most definitely launch him into the top 15.

Here is a list of UFC Fighter Brendan Allen’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food: Mexican food
  • Favorite drink: Hi C
  • Favorite color: Red
  • Favorite movie: Friday
  • Favorite TV show: The Challenge
  • Favorite song: Lady by Brett Young
  • Favorite band or musician: NBA Youngboy or Da Baby
  • Favorite fighter: Gilbert Burns
  • Favorite athlete: Christian McCaffrey
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch: any Paul Felder, Dustin Poirier, or Gilbert Burns fight.
  • Favorite knockout: My knockout of Larry Crowe
  • Favorite of your own fights: none so far; I feel like I’ve had things to work on in each fight.
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA: Hunting
  • Favorite submission to practice: Rear-naked choke
  • Favorite place to travel: Illinois for hunting
  • Favorite animal: Dog
  • Favorite hobby: Hunting
  • Favorite quote: “A lot of people ain’t going to be able to that over and over and over and over and over” – Marshawn Lynch

You can follow UFC Fighter Brendan Allen on Twitter and Instagram.

Check out the rest of my Humanizing series.

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