UFC middleweight number 13, Brendan Allen, who defeated Brazilian Bruno Silva at UFC on ABC 5 in Jacksonville, is ready to share the octagon with Khamzat Chimaev, who plans to fight in his weight category next, but is still without an opponent.
“I am not afraid of anyone and never refuse to fight,” the American said at a press conference after the event. “If Khamzat wants it, he can come and get it. I do not care. Will he try to transfer me? I wish him success. He will transfer me, and I will close the guard – what will he do with it? I’m not like anyone he’s met, either on the stand or on the ground – I’m a beast of a different breed. I’m not going to challenge – I’m here to do my job and move on the intended path. If he gets in my way, so be it.”
Already in the first round, after finishing the Brazilian with a crown rear naked choke, 27-year-old Brendan Allen won his fifth consecutive victory in the UFC, four of which he got ahead of schedule.
Khamzat Chimaev, 29, is undefeated, on a six-win streak in the UFC, and continues to sit fourth in the organization’s welterweight division. Not so long ago, the Chechen fighter announced that he was ready to fight two fights in less than two months – the first on September 2 at UFC Fight Night 226 in Paris, and the second on October 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi.