After accepting his fight at UFC Vegas 47 only four days before, Brendan Allen took advantage of it by knocking out Sam Alvey in impressive fashion to bring home the win.
While he is well-known for his wrestling ability, Allen showed off his hand as he pounded Alvey throughout the fight with strikes including a devastating left hand that sent Alvey to the floor. From there, Allen quickly latched onto a rear-naked choke and Alvey had no escape, which led to the tap with the fight ending at 2:10 in the second round.
“Get the bad taste out of my mouth,” Allen said after suffering a knockout loss in his last outing. “No excuses, [Chris Curtis] was the better man that night but I had to get back to me. He was my only friend. He is a true vet. He’s a tough man. I had to stay on him and that’s what I did.”
Always heavy-handed, Alvey was quick to establish his punching power in the early exchanges with Allen, who kept coming forward and then paying for it. Alvey displayed patience as he set up his punches in an attempt to get Allen into a trap, where he could land strikes consecutively.
Just when Alvey seemed to be in control, Allen slapped him with his stiff right hand. This left Alvey on wobbly feet. Allen rushed ahead looking to seize on the opening with a punch that put Alvey down on the ground momentarily but he bounced back quickly to end the round on his feet.
Realizing that he could hurt Alvey on the feet, Allen went right back to that game plan in the second round. Allen unleashed a massive left hook and crushed Alvey. Allen then quickly jumped on the opening to secure his rear-naked choke.
Alvey was clearly stricken as he tap out in a split second with the fight drawing to an end.
Now 3-1 in his last four fights, Allen remains a tough out for anybody in the UFC while Alvey falls to 0-7-1 in his past eight outings, which could mark the end of his career inside the octagon.