Fight of the Year? Brendan Allen avenges defeat and beats Chris Curtis in war at UFC Las Vegas 90

Fighters take part in one of the best fights of the current season, and Allen emerges victorious in the judges' split decision

Chris Curtis x Brendan Allen, Photo: Reproduction/Twitter UFC

Chris Curtis x Brendan allen, Photo: Reproduction/Twitter UFC

In an epic confrontation that established itself as one of the best fights of 2024, Brendan allen e Chris Curtis faced each other in the main fight of UFC Vegas 90 this Saturday (6), and fought a true five-round battle that culminated in Allen's victory by split decision from the judges.

With the triumph, the North American, who before the event was already in the top 6 of the middleweight rankings (up to 83,9kg), takes an important step towards the category title and avenges the defeat he suffered against Curtis in December 2021 .

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Now, the top 6 in the ranking must progress towards the title and take revenge for the defeat suffered in December 2021. Allen, who would face Marvin vettori, took another step towards the division title.

Chris, in turn, delivered good moments and also leaves the organization with a positive balance.

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Brendan Allen dominates Chris Curtis in epic rematch at UFC Vegas 90

Determined to erase the memory of his previous defeat, Allen went after Curtis from the start, looking for the takedown and pressing his rival against the cage. Curtis, in turn, resisted bravely and looked for dangerous counterattacks, but Brendan was more incisive and dominated the center of the octagon.

In the second round, the fight intensified even more. Curtis, closing the distance, connected powerful blows on Allen, who defended himself masterfully and responded with precision to counterattacks. Emotion took over the audience with each exchange of blows, with both fighters seeking victory tooth and nail.

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The third round was marked by alternating moments of dominance. Curtis, with heavy blows, swung Brendan allen, who, in turn, demonstrated great resilience and found gaps for precise falls. The fight became increasingly balanced and competitive, with both athletes giving their all in search of victory.

In the fourth round, the determination and determination of both fighters stood out. Curtis, with a heavy hand, continued to look for the knockout, while Brendan, with intelligence and refined technique, found opportunities for takedowns and control on the ground. With each minute, the fight became more dramatic and unpredictable.

The fifth and final round was marked by tension and accumulated fatigue. Allen, looking to finish the fight, attempted a takedown, but was countered by Curtis with a well-aimed knee. Despite the blow, the top 6 resisted bravely and tried to reverse their position, but fatigue prevented them from progressing. In the last minutes, both fighters limited themselves to exchanging blows without much force, demonstrating the extreme exhaustion of the fight.

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When the final gong sounded, the judges' decision was divided: Brendan allen was declared the winner. The audience at the UFC Apex burst into applause for both fighters, who put on a memorable show of race, technique and determination.

UFC Las Vegas 90 results

MAIN CARD 

Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): Brendan allen derrotou Chris Curtis in the judges' split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Damon Jackson derrotou Alexander Hernandez in the judges' split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Chepe Mariscal derrotou Morgan Carriere in the judges' split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Ignatius Bahamondes derrotou Christos Giagos by knockout (kick) at 3:34 of R1

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Charlie Campbell derrotou Trevor Peek in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD 

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): alex morono derrotou Court mcgee in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Lukasz Brzeski derrotou Walter Walker in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Norm Dumont derrotou Germain de Randamie in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Victor Hugo derrotou Pedro Falcao in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Jean Matsumoto derrotou Dan Argueta via submission (guillotine) at 4min59s of R2

Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): Cesar Almeida derrotou Dylan Budka by technical knockout (elbows and punches) at 2min13s of R2

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Nora Cornolle derrotou Melissa Mulins by technical knockout (knee and kicks) at 3min06s of R2

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