Max Holloway vs Arnold Allen Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC on ESPN 44 (Featherweights Go the Distance in KC)
Holloway vs Allen Fight Info, Date & Time
UFC on ESPN 44 — Main Event Featherweight Bout
Max Holloway (23-7, 10 KOs) vs. Arnold Allen (19-1, 7 KOs)
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Venue: T-Mobile Center — Kansas City, Missouri
Coverage: ESPN, ESPN+
Holloway vs Allen Odds & Prop Bets
All UFC on ESPN 44 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Max Holloway: (-188)
- Arnold Allen: (+152)
Method of Victory:
- Holloway by KO/TKO: (+250)
- Holloway by Points: (+180)
- Holloway by Submission: (+1400)
- Allen by KO/TKO: (+600)
- Allen by Points: (+340)
- Allen by Submission: (+1100)
Holloway vs Allen Prediction
On paper, it doesn't seem like Max Holloway has been that impressive lately. A 2-3 record in his last five fights has left something to be desired, but it's worth noting that each loss came against Alexander Volkanovski — one of the best featherweights in UFC history. Being a former champion himself, Holloway has the experience to bounce back.
However, a victory will be a challenge for "Blessed" in Kansas City. Arnold Allen is currently on a 12-fight winning streak, which includes a 10-0 resumé since making his UFC debut. Although he's versatile, he's won his last two fights by TKO, knocking out both Dan Hooker and Calvin Kattar.
As great as Allen has been, I like Holloway this weekend. For starters, Holloway averages nearly three more significant strikes per minute with better accuracy than his opponent. He also has the durability and defense to handle any finishing attempts by Allen, having never been KO'd in his career.
It'll be a close fight that comes down to the wire, but Holloway's experience at the top of the mountain gives him the edge.
Winner: Max Holloway
Holloway vs Allen Best Bet
For the best bet, I have Max Holloway winning by points at +180. After all, Allen has never been finished in his career while Holloway has finished an opponent in seven straight fights. A longer bout suits the ex-featherweight champion anyway since Allen has never fought beyond the third round in his career.
With a ton of main event experience, back Holloway to do enough to get the judges on his side, resulting in a victory via points.
Bet: Max Holloway by Points (+180)
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