UFC 239: Allen vs Melendez Odds, Preview and Pick
Arnold Allen (-350) vs Gilbert Melendez (+265)
Arnold Allen (14-1) may be among the best fighters you have not 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 fight, fans are in for a treat.
Allen is someone who lets his game do the talking and that he doesn’t tend to be a character pre- or post-fight, that may hurt when it comes to advertising. He is making an attempt to be more active as it is already his second battle in 2019. He comes into this bout undefeated in the UFC with a 5-0 record with two performance of the night awards to his credit.
Gilbert Melendez, 12 years old than the upstart Allen, has been through wars with nearly everybody in the UFC. Melendez has without question declined, entering the struggle. It is not a fantastic sign when a fighter needs to step away from the game to locate their love for it . After his final fight, he did just that, but I have very real questions about the motivation of Melendez, that has not won because 2013.
This is going to be the biggest battle of Allen’s career and when he has a wonderful showing, it ought to vault him to the top 15, finally. He’s well versed and has proven an ability to adapt to the fight in front of him.
Interestingly, he has given away a number of his strategy , saying:”I am ready for anything, I’ve had all sorts of fights. I’ve been in dull fights where nobody gets hit and you wind up winning without getting touched, and I have had fights where I have been in small brawls, kind of grinding fights, so I’ll be prepared for whatever he brings. I’m just planning to outpoint himoutskill himand going for a bit better than him at the evening ”
I agree, and Allen should point-fight his way to a conclusion triumph, but he needs not to devote to Melendez, who’ll want a kill-or-be-killed firefight.
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