Arnold Allen believes he won against Movsar Evloev: “Very frustrating”

Arnold Allen explains why he thinks he won against Movsar Evloev.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Arnold Allen believes he won against Movsar Evloev: “Very frustrating”
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The featherweight clash between Movsar Evloev and Arnold Allen was quite competitive. The president of the UFC, Dana White, found the fight very boring. Interestingly, Arnold Allen is against the unanimous decision he believes he won the fight fair and square.

It was a crucial match for both fighters as it was meant to play a pivotal role in their career. Movsar Evloev remains undefeated, and the recent win will allow him to fight someone from the top 4 in the featherweight division.

Arnold Allen on the outcome of his fight with Movsar Evloev

In a recent YouTube video, Arnold Allen explained why he thought he won against Movsar Evloev. “Everyone’s saying (I won) Round 1 and Round 3. I agree,” Allen said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “That’s what I felt, too.

I felt after Round 1, I was like, ‘Yup, won that one.’ Round 2, no I * that one up. And Round 3, that was mine. Very, very, very, very, very frustrating. Not the way I wanted to start things off (in 2024). … I just felt like I deserved to win that.

I don’t want to be * and * or anything like that. No ill will against his team or the opponent. I watched it back a few times. I wanted to watch it back before I gave a video saying how I felt. I didn’t want to be like, ‘I felt like I got 1 and 3’ just on the base that everyone else said it, and that’s what I felt immediately after”.

Arnold Allen on the illegal knee conspiracy

“Caught a head-and-arm with about three minutes left in the round, I fired off some knees, and in the moment I believe they were legal, I asked the rules backstage, and there was nothing to clarify.

Mark Goddard is getting a lot of flack for his call, but when he came in and said he was reffing, me, my coach and my manager were very happy, and I still think he’s one of the best refs out there".

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