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#13 Middleweight Division


"All In"

Brendan Allen

Middleweight Division

21-5-0 (W-L-D)


Fight Win Streak


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Brendan Allen

athlete record


Learn more about Brendan Allen's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Beaufort, United States
Trains at
Sanford MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Oct. 18, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015
  • Five wins by KO, 12 by submission (9 RNC, keylock, triangle, ankle lock)
  • Ten first round finishes
  • Has won 13 of his last 15 and four in a row
  • Lost decisions to UFC vets Eryk Anders and Anthony Hernandez
  • Origin of nickname: “My friend Ben Peco gave it to me when I was about 16.”

UFC Fight Night (2/25/23) Allen submitted Andre Muniz via rear naked choke at 4:25 of the third round 

UFC Fight Night (10/1/22) Allen submitted Krzysztof Jotko via rear naked choke at 4:17 of the first round 

UFC 275 (6/11/22) Allen won a three round unanimous decision over Jacob Malkoun

UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Allen submitted Sam Alvey via rear naked choke at 2:10 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Allen was stopped by Chris Curtis via strikes at 1:58 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (7/24/21) Allen won a three round unanimous decision over Punahele Soriano

UFC 261 (4/24/21) Allen submitted Karl Roberson via ankle lock at 4:55 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/14/20) Allen was stopped by Sean Strickland via strikes at 1:32 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (6/27/20) Allen won a three round unanimous decision over Kyle Daukaus

UFC Fight Night (2/29/20) Allen stopped Breese via strikes at 4:47 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (10/18/19) Allen submitted Kevin Holland via rear naked choke at 3:38 of the second round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3 

Episode 4 (7/16/19) Allen submitted Aaron Jeffery via rear naked choke at 3:23 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started at 13 years old because a friend of my brother asked us to come try a BJJ class, so I went and watched and I signed up that day and it is history from there. From BJJ, I started boxing and striking and wrestling and mixing it all together. 

Do you have any heroes? My heroes are my brother and father

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means all the sacrifices and hard work paid off and I can look my family in the eyes and say it was worth it. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Southeastern Louisiana University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice

What was your job before you started fighting? When I first started I didn’t have a job, just school, but I’ve had odd jobs through fighting such as working at a police department in evidence, construction, and now plumbing. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?2015 IMMAF world champion, #1 IMMAF 2015 pound for pound amateur in the world, UMMAF national champion, FFI welterweight ammy champion (defended successfully 3 times and earned it at just 17 years old). 13-0 as an ammy

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? LFA middleweight champion (defended successfully once) and Valor Fights middleweight champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotines

Favorite striking technique: Jab