Allen vs Yusuff UFC Fight Night Picks: An Almighty Run Ends?

Arnold "Almighty" Allen is on an incredible nine-fight winning streak, but he'll enter UFC Fight Night as the underdog vs. Sodiq Yusuff.

Posted: Apr 6, 2021 6:12 PM ET Updated: Apr 6, 2021 6:12 PM ET
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Arnold Allen vs. Sodiq Yusuff is the co-main event for UFC Fight night betting on April 10 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

This should be a banger between a pair of up-and-coming Top-15 featherweights. Oddsmakers are expecting a close battle with UFC odds installing Yusuff as a slight -144 favorite while Allen comes back at +118.

We bring you our best free Allen vs. Yusuff picks and predictions for UFC Fight Night on Saturday, April 10.

Allen vs Yusuff fight odds

Method of Victory Arnold Allen Sodiq Yusuff
Win Outright +118 -144
Win by KO/TKO +480 +340
Win by Points +300 +180
Win by Submission +800 +2,600
Draw +5,000 +5,000

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook

Allen vs Yusuff betting preview

Arnold "Almighty" Allen is the No. 10 ranked featherweight contender and has won nine fights in a row, most recently a decision win over Nik Lentz in January of 2020.

Arnold is 16-1 in his MMA career, including a perfect 7-0 in the octagon. The 27-year-old is a well-rounded fighter that combines polished kickboxing ability with a dangerous ground game. 

Sodiq Yusuff is the No. 11 featherweight and his previous win also came by points, in January of last year when he outstruck Andre Fili 73-49.

"Super" Sodiq is 11-1 in his overall career while going 4-0 in the UFC. The 27-year-old is an excellent striker who likes to pressure and has a lot of power in his shots.

Allen vs Yusuff tale of the tape

Arnold Allen   Sodiq Yusuff
27 Age 27
5-foot-8 Height 5-foot-9
145 lbs Weight 145 lbs
70 inches Reach 71 inches
16-1-0 (5 KO) Record 11-1-0 (6 KO)

Allen vs Yusuff UFC prediction and betting pick

PREDICTION: Fight to go the Distance -136 - Both of these fighters have eerily similar resumes but their styles are different. Allen is the better all-around fighter while Yusuff is the superior striker with the power advantage. 

Although Yusuff has knocked out two of his last four opponents, Allen will be his toughest foe and combines good strike defense with the wrestling ability to take this fight to the mat.

Five of Allen's last six fights have gone the distance, so avoiding Yusuff's big shots and grinding out a win is his best chance of success. That said, going the full 15 minutes is no guarantee of success for Allen, since Super Sodiq can impress the judges with his power and pace.

Regardless of who wins, this bout should be a close one that goes the distance, and being able to take the prop at -136 is solid value. 

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