Jan 21 2023
Saturday

Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
16-5-0
KO 1
KO 1
19-7-0

The tape

36
Age
31
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
81.9" / 208 cm

Tape record

UDSUBKOKOSUB
Form
SUBKOUDKOUD
16
Wins
19
3
By KO
15
19
KO%
79
13
By SUB
3
81
SUB%
16
5
Loses
7
3
Stopped
4
1
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2013
22
Bouts
26
35
Rounds
39
2 hours, 17 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 8 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

9
UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
9
Tapology
13

Paul Craig vs Johnny Walker report

Who won Craig vs Walker?

Johnny Walker beat Paul Craig by during the main card of UFC 283, on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Johnny Walker.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Craig vs Walker stats

Paul Craig stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.

Johnny Walker made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggested Walker had a massive power advantage over Craig, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Craig's 19%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Craig had a massive advantage over Walker, boasting at 81% submission rate over Walker's 16%.

Paul Craig was the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.

Walker had a height advantage of 3 inches over Craig. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Craig was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 months earlier than Walker, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 41 to Walker's 46.

Craig vs Walker form

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

In his last fight before this 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.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had won against Mauricio Rua at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beat 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.

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

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ion Cutelaba at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jamahal Hill at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Nikita Krylov at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Paul Craig had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 7 days ago, while Johnny Walker's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 20 days ago.

Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Walker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Craig vs Walker?

Paul Craig was a 31/20 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Johnny Walker made his way into the ring at 53/100 (-190) with oddsmakers.

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