Sodiq Yusuff vs Arnold Allen Prediction

08 April 2021

Last updated: 09 April 2021 at 5:05 am

UFC Vegas 23

Sodiq Yusuff -140 vs Arnold Allen

Fight is at 145 lbs and is +140 to end inside the distance.

Betting Play: Yusuff -140

This is a truly awesome fight between two featherweights that have steam rolled to date. Yusuff and Allen are a combined 11-0 in the promotion of this UFC Vegas 23 fight.

Starting with Arnold Allen, he is a calculated striker with a rounded game. He has been dominant in his six fight UFC tenure, but this is a massive step up in competition for him. Allen’s list of opponents pales in comparison to that of his opponent.  Allen relies on precision and does have real pop in his strikes. Where he will have issues in this fight however, is in the volume. Allen does not throw in great volume while his opponent Sodiq Yusuff does.

Yusuff is truly a massively strong and powerful featherweight. He has thunder in his hands, true KO power. He pressures well and has a developed grappling game. His competence on the floor was apparent in the Fili fight.

I believe the volume, power and pressure from Yusuff will start causing problems for Allen very early in the fight. I also believe that if there are takedowns to be had in this fight, it is on the Yusuff side. He will be the stronger fighter and the one more able to impose his will.

While I believe a KO is the most likely outcome on the Yusuff side, a decision win is squarely in play as well. With that being the case, the -140 flat line will be our play.

Betting Play: Yusuff -140

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