#13 ranked Brendan Allen gets a last minute replacement at middleweight when he faces undefeated Kyle Daukaus at UFC on ESPN 12 this Saturday at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas.
Ian Heinisch was Allen’s originally scheduled opponent, but he was forced to withdraw.
Allen is 14-3 in MMA, earned his contract with a first-round submission over Aaron Jeffery in Dana White’s Contender Series, and has won both his UFC fights over Kevin Holland and Tom Breese by stoppage. 13 of his 14 victories have come early, and he averages just 2.24 strikes per minute, but also 2.24 takedowns per 15 minutes of octagon time.
Daukaus is 9-0 and is the reigning Cage Fury Fighting titleholder at middleweight. The Philadelphian is 9-0 via eight submissions and a decision, and at 27-years-old is getting a chance to show what he can do at the highest level. The short odds on this fight show the respect he gets from the independent MMA community, as he’s been on the lists of guys that need to get a UFC contract for quite awhile.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Brendan Allen vs. Kyle Daukaus at UFC on ESPN 12 on June 27th:
Money line odds
Brendan Allen: -305
Kyle Daukaus: +235
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