UFC 261 video: Brendan Allen faucets out Karl Roberson with nasty heel hook submission
After beginning the battle with a crisp hanging show, Allen reversed a leg lock try from opponent Karl Roberson by then grabbing onto his personal heel hook submission. As quickly as Allen leaned again into the maintain, a painful grimace washed over Roberson’s face as he was pressured to faucet out or threat critical harm carried out to his knee.
The top got here at 4:55 within the first spherical.
“I felt the toes sink in [to the armpit],” Allen mentioned about organising the battle ending submission. “I knew it was brief time. It was nice.”
Previous to the dramatic ending, Allen confirmed off an improved hanging recreation after spending this coaching camp studying underneath head coach Henri Hooft and his crew at Sanford MMA in Florida. It appeared Allen can be joyful to commerce photographs all evening with the previous GLORY kickboxer however he finally introduced the battle all the way down to the ground.
Roberson did his finest to defend on the bottom however when he rolled for his personal leg lock submission throughout a scramble, Allen noticed the opening for one in all his personal.
As quickly as Allen hooked his arm across the heel of the foot and torqued his physique to rotate the submission, Roberson was carried out.
A promising prospect at 185 kilos, Allen received again on observe after falling to Sean Strickland in his earlier outing and that could be a battle he would positively wish to have again sooner or later.
“He received that evening, 9 out of 10 instances he doesn’t,” Allen mentioned about Strickland. “I’m going to avenge that loss. I promise you.”