Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
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 ring 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 ring 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%.
Nikita Krylov was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 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 16 more professional rounds, 51 to Craig's 35.
Krylov vs Craig form
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 won against 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 won against Maur cio 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 beat 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 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.
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.
Krylov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.