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Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Craig vs Walker?
Paul Craig is set to fight Johnny Walker during the main card of UFC 283, on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
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 Walker stats
Paul Craig steps 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 will make 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 suggest Walker has a massive power advantage over Craig, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Craig's 19%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Craig will have a massive advantage over Walker, boasting at 81% submission rate over Walker's 16%.
Paul Craig is the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Walker has a height advantage of 3 inches over Craig. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Craig is 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 has fought 4 less professional rounds, 35 to Walker's 39.
Craig vs Walker form
Craig has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he 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 has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he 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.
In terms of recent activity, Paul Craig has been fighting more than Johnny Walker.
Paul Craig last fought 4 months and 5 days ago, while Johnny Walker's last outing was 2 months and 18 days ago.
Craig's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Walker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Craig vs Walker?
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Craig vs Walker US streams
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Craig vs Walker UK streams
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UFC 283 Tickets
Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: TBA
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