Allen vs Curtis Prediction: Allen Exacts Revenge



Allen vs Curtis Prediction: Allen Exacts Revenge

A short notice rematch between two surging middleweights is headlining another UFC Fight Night event — and our Allen vs Curtis prediction is that this bout won't end like the last one did.

Ever since losing to Chris Curtis in December 2021, Brendan Allen has rattled off six consecutive UFC victories, and looks poised to contend for a UFC belt in the future.

Chris Curtis also looked excellent in his last fight, and is clearly keen to prove that he still has the upper hand on Allen, just as he did over three years ago.

In other words, both fighters have something to prove — which is why our Brenden Allen vs Chris Curtis prediction is pure violence.

UFC Fight Night: Allen vs Curtis Prediction

Brendan Allen Preview

Brendan “All In” Allen — an American fighter with a 23-5 professional record, which includes 5 KO and 14 submission victories — has stated multiple times since losing to Chris Curtis that this is a rematch he'd love to have.

Allen will soon have the opportunity to avenge that loss — but will he be prepared to do so?

Allen proved in his most recent fight against Paul Craig that he might be the best grappler in the UFC's middleweight division.

What's for sure is that Allen has a distinct advantage over Curtis in the grappling department. While he tried to utilize that in their first fight, he didn't stick to that game plan after the early going.

But our Allen vs Curtis prediction is that Allen will need to depend on grappling if he's to secure a win this weekend.

Chris Curtis Preview

Chris “Action Man” Curtis — an American fighter with a 31-10 record, which includes 15 KO and 3 submission victories — burst onto the UFC scene in a big way, after knocking out Phil Hawes at UFC 268.

While Curtis has faced his fair share of wins and losses alike during since that win, there are some fights where he looks like one of the world's best middleweights.

Curtis enters every fight with the same game plan: out-box his opponent. There's no doubt that Curtis has heavy hands, and can knock out every opponent that he faces. Just ask Brendan Allen.

Yet, if Allen is going to fight smart, he won't be willing to stand and trade with Curtis during this rematch.

But our Brendan Allen vs Chris Curtis prediction is that, if Curtis can keep stuffing takedowns, he should earn himself a victory.

Brendan Allen vs Chris Curtis: Allen Wins by Decision

Our official Allen vs Curtis prediction is that Brendan Allen will win the fight.

Allen looks to be on a completely different level mentally compared to the first time him and Curtis fought. He is also the bigger and more technically skilled fighter. For that reason, we think taking Allen to win via moneyline — currently available at -220 — is a great bet.

But because we respect Curtis' durability, we also think that Allen to win by decision — available at +240 — is his most likely path to victory.

We can't wait to see what these middleweights have in store!

Grant Young is a sports writer from San Francisco. He has had two professional Muay Thai fights: he got knocked out in one, and got a knockout in the other. When it comes to his favorite fighters, it's Israel Adesanya, and then it's everyone else.