Jul 23 2022
Saturday

The O2, London, United Kingdom

UFC Fight Night London
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
16-4-1

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broadcast start time:

UK - TBC / US - TBC

17-6-0

The tape

34
Age
32
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

SUB 1KO 1KO 2SUB 1SD 3
Form
UD 3SD 3KO 2SD 3SUB 3
16
Wins
17
3
By KO
12
19
KO%
71
13
By Sub
1
81
SUB%
6
4
Losses
6
3
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
2
1
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2010
21
Bouts
23
32
Rounds
41
2 hours, 2 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 32 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

8
UFC
9
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
10

Paul Craig vs Volkan Oezdemir preview

When is Craig vs Oezdemir?

Paul Craig is set to take on Volkan Oezdemir, during the main card of UFC Fight Night London, on Saturday 23rd July 2022 at The O2 in London.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Craig vs Oezdemir stats

Paul Craig steps into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.

Volkan Oezdemir will make his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Oezdemir has a massive power advantage over Craig, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Craig's 19%.

Paul Craig is the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Craig has a height advantage of 1 inch over Oezdemir. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Craig is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 11 months later than Oezdemir, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 9 less professional rounds, 32 to Oezdemir's 41.

Craig vs Oezdemir form

Craig has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jamahal Hill at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Maur cio Rua at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had drawn with Maur cio Rua at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split draw in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Oezdemir has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Previous to that, he had beat Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on 21st December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Before that, he had been beaten by Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

He had lost to Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton, Canada.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Paul Craig has been fighting more than Volkan Oezdemir.

Paul Craig last fought 2 months and 2 days ago, while Volkan Oezdemir's last outing was 6 months and 21 days ago.

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

Oezdemir's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

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