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Paul Craig vs Alexander Gustafsson preview
When is Craig vs Gustafsson?
Paul Craig could set to fight Alexander Gustafsson, in Autumn/Fall 2021.
The fight would be scheduled for 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Craig vs Gustafsson stats
Paul Craig would step into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.
Alexander Gustafsson would make his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Gustafsson would have a massive power advantage over Craig, boosting at 61% knock out percentage over Craig's 19%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Craig would have a massive advantage over Gustafsson, boasting at 81% submission rate over Gustafsson's 17%.
Paul Craig is the younger man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Gustafsson has a height advantage of 2 inches over Craig. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Craig is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 year and 9 months later than Gustafsson, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 19 less professional rounds, 36 to Gustafsson's 55.
Craig vs Gustafsson form
Craig has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Johnny Walker at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Mauricio Rua at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Alexander Gustafsson has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had lost to Fabr cio Werdum at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Smith at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by submission in the 4th round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Before that, he had lost to Jon Jones at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
He had beat Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 109 on 28th May 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
In terms of recent activity, Paul Craig has been fighting more than Alexander Gustafsson.
Paul Craig last fought 4 months and 16 days ago, while Alexander Gustafsson's last outing was 10 months and 14 days ago.
Craig's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Gustafsson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Craig vs Gustafsson?
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