Brendan “All In” Allen (14-3) officially gets his wish to fight Ian Heinisch (14-3) on June 27th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Allen was rumored to fight Heinisch earlier this month but instead fought Allen’s teammate, Gerald Meerschaert this past weekend at UFC 250. Heinisch went on to finish GM3 with some vicious ground and pound en route to an impressive first-round victory.
When asked if he was impressed by Ian’s performance, Allen replied, “I am never impressed by his performances. I feel like the competition level when he has fought and finished is sub par. When he has fought good guys he has lost. Besides this one, it was a good punch, Gerald just got caught”.
Brendan is now back in Milwaukee getting ready for this major matchup. The Roufusport standout feels like he holds the advantage over his opponent in every area. “I feel my biggest advantage is everywhere. I feel my striking is really going to surpass his,” said Allen. “Nobody has really been able to see my striking because when you grab me we are gonna go to the ground because that is who I am”.
This fight is being dubbed a revenge fight for Allen who vows to get the win and redeem his “big chin brother” Meerschaert. “Your going to see a different side of me, probably, just depends on which guy shows up on fight night,” said Allen. “I want to instill fear in him early. I am not a punching bag, I am nobody’s punching bag. You hit me, I’ll hit you back and you’re not going to like it”.
This monster middleweight clash goes down on June 27th, from the Apex in Las Vegas, and exclusively on ESPN+.