English fighter Arnold Allen had his 12-fight successful streak snapped by Max Holloway at UFC Combat Night time in Kansas Metropolis.
The Suffolk-born 29-year-old pushed the previous featherweight champion by 5 rounds, however finally went down through unanimous choice.
Holloway took the playing cards 49-46, 49-46, 48-47 to enhance his profession report to 24-7. Allen dropped to 19-2.
After a frantic opening spherical, Allen rocked Holloway with a heavy left-right combo early within the second.
Regardless of not having the ability to take full benefit, Allen grew to become the aggressor, stalking Holloway across the octagon. That huge shot continued to elude him nevertheless and Holloway slowly labored his manner again into the struggle with a sequence of stinging kicks to the physique.
Within the fourth spherical, Allen, having by no means been this deep into an expert struggle, started to look extra frantic as he desperately looked for a ending blow. However Holloway continued to pepper away on the Briton whereas avoiding any severe injury.
In search of a end, Allen exploded out of his nook in the beginning of the fifth, touchdown what gave the impression to be a successful left hand to Holloway’s head. The Hawaiian was unfazed, nevertheless, and managed to carry on to his slight benefit till the clock ran out.
Holloway paid homage to Allen after the struggle, saying: “I like you guys [the crowd], I like all people, however please, guys, when this man, this friggin’ beast of a person proper right here takes the mike, please don’t boo the person. Let’s cheer for him. He is a warrior.”