Nov 18 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
22-5-0
Sub 3
Sub 3
17-6-0

The tape

28
Age
36
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

SUBSUBSUBUDSUB
Form
KOKOUDSUBKO
22
Wins
17
5
By KO
4
23
KO%
24
13
By SUB
13
59
SUB%
76
5
Loses
6
2
Stopped
4
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
1
2015
Debut
2013
27
Bouts
24
57
Rounds
38
4 hours, 5 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 29 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

10
UFC
13
-
Bellator
-
9
Tapology
-

Brendan Allen vs Paul Craig report

Who won Allen vs Craig?

Brendan Allen beat Paul Craig by submission in the 3rd round during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Allen vs Craig, on Saturday 18th November 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Allen vs Craig stats

Brendan Allen stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.

Paul Craig made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 13 by submission.

The stats suggested Craig had a slight advantage in power over Allen, with a 24% knock out percentage over Allen's 23%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Craig had an advantage over Allen, with a 76% submission rate over Allen's 59%.

Brendan Allen was the younger man by 8 years, at 28 years old.

Craig had a height advantage of 1 inch over Allen. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Allen was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 11 months later than Craig, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 19 more professional rounds, 60 to Craig's 41.

Allen vs Craig form

Brendan Allen had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria on 24th June 2023 by in the 1st round at : VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against André Muniz at UFC Fight Night – Krylov vs Spann on 25th February 2023 by in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on 1st October 2022 by in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Jacob Malkoun at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

He had won against Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Craig had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated André Muniz at UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura on 22nd July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Johnny Walker at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had defeated Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.

He had beat Jamahal Hill at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Brendan Allen had been fighting more than Paul Craig.

Going to this contest, Brendan Allen had last fought 8 months and 5 days ago, while Paul Craig's last outing had been 7 months and 7 days ago.

Allen's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Allen vs Craig?

Brendan Allen was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Paul Craig made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.

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