Arnold Allen (-350) vs Gilbert Melendez (+265)

Arnold Allen (14-1) may be one of the best boxers that you haven’t seen before and also the chances suggest oddsmakers are taking him seriously against Gilbert Melendez (22-7). Allen will fly under the radar a bit as he has only fought once a year since 2014, but when he does struggle, fans are in for a treat.
Allen is someone who lets his game do the talking and that he does not have a tendency to be a personality pre- or post-fight, that may hurt when it comes to marketing. He is making an attempt to be active as this is his second battle in 2019. He comes into this bout undefeated at the UFC with a 5-0 record with just two performance of the nighttime awards to his credit.
Gilbert Melendez, 12 years older than the upstart Allen, has been through wars with nearly everybody in the UFC. Melendez has without question declined, entering the fight on a series. It is not a good sign when a fighter needs to step away from the sport to locate their love for this . Following his final struggle, he did just that, but I have very real questions about the motivation of Melendez, who has not won because 2013.
This will be the biggest battle of Allen’s career and when he’s got a wonderful showing, it ought to vault him into the top 15, eventually. He is well versed and has proven an ability to adapt to the fight in front of him.
Interestingly, he’s given away some of his strategy already, stating: »I’m prepared for anything, I’ve had all sorts of struggles. I’ve been in boring fights where nobody will get hit and you wind up winning without getting touched, and I’ve had fights where I’ve been in small brawls, kind of grinding struggles, so I’ll be ready for whatever he brings. I am just going to outpoint himoutskill himand going to be somewhat better than him on the evening . »
I concur, and Allen should point-fight his way to a decision victory, but he needs to not devote to Melendez, who’ll desire a kill-or-be-killed firefight.

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août 30, 2019 - Non classé