UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw Prelims: Punahele Soriano vs Brendan Allen- Prediction and Analysis

Published 07/22/2021, 10:48 AM EDT


UFC Fight Night Sandhagen vs Dillashaw is all set to be one of the best UFC events of the year. While most people are excited to see how the main event fights play out, there are a plethora of various other good fights happening at the Preliminary card as well. One such fight is the Middleweight clash between Punahele Soriano and Brendan Allen.

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Allen is coming into this fight on the back of an impressive victory over Karl Roberson at UFC 261. ‘All-in’ has a really impressive MMA record of (16-4) and has lost just 1 of his last 9 MMA fights. Allen came into the UFC via Dana White’s Contender Series and made his debut against Kevin Holland on UFC on ESPN 6.

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Now the fighter would look to get this victory over Soriano and make his way up the middleweight division. Allen’s opponent Soriano has had a great start to his MMA career. The fighter is 8-0 and has finished all his fight (barring one) in the first round. Many people often tout the fighter to be one of the most dangerous fighters in the UFC.

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Soriano has a relatively young career in the UFC and has just competed in 3 fights, winning all of them comfortably. Therefore, Soriano would love to defeat Allen and continue this winning momentum when he steps inside the Octagon this weekend.

Punahele Soriano vs Brendan Allen: Analysis

When Soriano and Allen meet at UFC Vegas 32, many would expect a victory for Soriano. Soriano has a killer left hand and that could be devastating against Allen, who tends to lower his guard from time to time. Although Allen has the height and reach over Soriano and even has the talent to win the fight.

However, a victory for Allen will only be possible if the fight becomes a grueling affair, and he can take the fight deep. As the only real weakness one saw in Soriano’s short career was in his fight against Jamie Pickett as the fighter seemed to be having cardio issues going into the 3rd fight.

Final Prediction: Punahele Soriano wins via first-round TKO/KO

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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