Brendan Allen Insists on Main Event Slot for Nassourdine Imavov Bout at UFC Paris

July 10, 2024
While Brendan Allen claims to have accepted a UFC Paris booking against Nassourdine Imavov, he isn’t settling for anything short of a main-event slot.

Allen revealed on Monday that he recently accepted a booking against Imavov for UFC Paris on Sept. 28. Having headlined in three of his last four outings and won all three, “All In” called for yet another main-event slot against Imavov.

However, Allen’s status as the headliner was put into question by the announcement of a five-round clash between lightweight fan favorites Benoit St. Denis and Renato Carneiro While St. Denis vs. Moicano has been booked for five rounds, it has not been officially confirmed as the UFC Paris headliner.

Allen is adamant on not getting surpassed by St. Denis and “Moicano” for the main-event spot. Allen also believes his fight against Imavov deserves a higher place on the card than St. Denis vs. Moicano regardless of how many followers the lightweights have on social media. Unless they are given the main-event slot, Allen implored his French opponent to fight him in the United States if he is really keen on the matchup.

“This is for everyone that’s asking me what’s up, when am I fighting, whatever. Two weeks ago, they said Imavov in Paris,” Allen said on his Instagram Stories. “I said yes. I said I want to be main event because I’ve main evented three in a row, won all three. I’m going into enemy territory, so if we’re going to do it for all the risk, all the gain, let’s go. Main event. Next thing you know, we see BDS [Benoit Saint Denis] and [Renato] Moicano are the main event. I ain’t f—-ing going all the way to Paris for these two dudes to go over me. Like one dude’s coming off a loss, the other one barely wins, bro. Like nah, I’m not with it.

“So Imavov, if you want to fight, you want this work, whatever you want to call it, come on over to America, we’ll get it done, bruh. There’s no way we should be below these guys. I know it’s the Ultimate Followers Championship, but even though they got the followers, just put them on the card, people are going to come anyway. So again, Imavov, if you want to fight, you want to get this done, whatever, if it’s just me that you want to fight bro, come on over to America. We’ll get it done.”

Allen is riding a seven-fight winning streak that includes five submission wins. Meanwhile, Imavov is riding a two-fight winning streak and fresh off a fourth-round TKO win over veteran contender Jared Cannonier from last month.


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