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Despite Eight-Bout Winning Streak, Arnold Allen Acknowledges ‘Pressure’ to Earn Finish

Arnold Allen might be the most underrated talent in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s featherweight division.

The 27-year-old Tristar Gym representative earned his eighth consecutive victory at UFC on ABC 2, taking a three-round verdict over fellow 145-pound prospect Sodiq Yusuff in Saturday’s co-main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

“Two prospects trying to break through is always going to be a tough fight,” Allen said. “It’s not like when you get a young prospect fighting an old veteran. Sometimes the prospect blows away the veteran and stakes his claim.