Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig UFC fight info, date and time
Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig is set to go down at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall at 8:00pm EST on Saturday 19th March 2022 in a 205lbs matchup.
Nikita Krylov lost his most-recent UFC fight to rising Light Heavyweight contender Magomed Ankalaev over a year ago.
Paul Craig is on a three-fight winning streak, including a recent mauling against Jamahal Hill in June.
Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig betting odds
|The Fight Analyst’s Pick|
|Paul Craig +157 to win|
Nikita Krylov will be the betting favorite with opening odds of -175.
Paul Craig opens as the underdog with betting odds of +155.
Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig was first reported on January 28th.
This Light Heavyweight bout will be on the main card at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall.
Nikita Krylov has alternated wins and losses since rejoining the UFC in 2018. In his defense, he has lost to some of the division’s best – Jan Błachowicz, current-champ Glover Texeira and Magomed Ankalaev.
Krylov is 2-3 in his second UFC spell, with his most recent victory coming against Johnny Walker via unanimous decision in March 2020.
Paul Craig has won 4 of his last 5 UFC fights, with all 4 victories coming by way of stoppage. In his most recent fight against Jamahal Hill, Craig broke his opponent’s arm and finished him with elbows from the guard.
Craig went 3-4 in his first 7 UFC fights before turning things around. The Scot hasn’t lost since June 2019 when he was knocked out by Alonzo Menifield.
How they match up
Both of these fighters are 6”3 tall. Nikita Krylov will have a slight 1-inch reach advantage in this fight.
Krylov is the younger fighter in this matchup at 29 years old, while Paul Craig is 34.
The stats show that both of these fighters adopt a grappling-heavy approach. The striking stats show that Krylov lands at a higher clip, with 4.33 significant strikes per minute to Craig’s 2.59.
Reasons to watch
This will be an excellent matchup between two of the division’s most-dangerous grapplers.
Paul Craig is an exceptional submission artist with a 100% finishing rate. All but two of his UFC wins have come via submission.
Nikita Krylov uses his dominant grappling skills to control his opponents. Doing so against a slick submission specialist like Paul Craig will be a risky cat-and-mouse game.
This fight matches up #9 and #11 in the Light Heavyweight Division, so the implications are significant.
A victory for either gentleman would certainly bring a huge name next. String a few wins together and there may be talk of a title shot.
Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig predictions
The oddsmakers’ predictions see Nikita Krylov as the favorite with betting odds of -175.
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Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig tale of the tape
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Paul “Bearjew” Craig fighter profile and recent form
Paul Craig is a 34 year old male fighter from Scotland with 15 pro wins and 4 losses. See Paul Craig’s full MMA record.
Paul Craig has a 100% finish rate, including 3 by knockout, 12 by submission.
Paul Craig is currently riding a 3 fight win streak.
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Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig is set to go down at UFC Fight Night – UFC Fight Night. The fight is expected to start at around 8:00pm EST on Saturday 19th March 2022.
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