Mar 19 2022
Saturday

02 Arena, London, United Kingdom

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
27-8-0
Sub 1
Sub 1
14-4-0

The tape

31
Age
36
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

UDUDSDSUBSUB
Form
KOKOSUBSDSUB
27
Wins
14
11
By KO
2
41
KO%
14
15
By SUB
12
56
SUB%
86
8
Loses
4
1
Stopped
3
5
Tapped
1
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2013
35
Bouts
19
49
Rounds
30
2 hours, 22 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 56 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

9
UFC
11
-
Bellator
-
13
Tapology
12

Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig report

Who won Krylov vs Craig?

Paul Craig beat Nikita Krylov by submission in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night London, on Saturday 19th March 2022 at 02 Arena in London.

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).

Krylov vs Craig stats

Nikita Krylov stepped into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 15 by submission.

Paul Craig made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.

The stats suggested Krylov had a large advantage in power over Craig, boasting at 41% knock out percentage over Craig's 14%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Craig had a large advantage over Krylov, boosting at 86% submission rate over Krylov's 56%.

Nikita Krylov was the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.

Krylov had 2-inch reach advantage.

Krylov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year earlier than Craig, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 14 more professional rounds, 55 to Craig's 41.

Krylov vs Craig form

Krylov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Alexander Gustafsson 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 been beaten by Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had won against Johnny Walker at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.

Before that, he had lost to Glover Teixeira at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.

He had beat Ovince St. Preux at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by split decision in the 2nd round at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.

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

In his last fight before this contest, 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.

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

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

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

He had been beaten by Alonzo Menifield at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis, United States.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Nikita Krylov had last fought 1 year, 8 months and 21 days ago, while Paul Craig's last outing had been 2 years, 10 months and 1 day ago.

Krylov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year. 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 4 years, 9 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

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