Jul 22 2023
Saturday

O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
23-5-0
KO 2
KO 2
16-6-0

The tape

34
Age
36
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

SUBUDSUBSUBSUB
Form
KOUDSUBKOKO
23
Wins
16
4
By KO
3
17
KO%
19
15
By SUB
13
65
SUB%
81
5
Loses
6
4
Stopped
4
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
1
2009
Debut
2013
28
Bouts
23
44
Rounds
36
2 hours, 26 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 19 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

14
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
15
Tapology
-

André Muniz vs Paul Craig report

Who won Muniz vs Craig?

Paul Craig beat André Muniz by during the main card of UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura, on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at O2 Arena in London.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Paul Craig.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Muniz vs Craig stats

André Muniz stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 4 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 16 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 13 by submission.

The stats suggested Craig had a slight advantage in power over Muniz, with a 19% knock out percentage over Muniz's 17%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Craig had an advantage over Muniz, with a 81% submission rate over Muniz's 65%.

André Muniz was the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Craig had a height advantage of 2 inches over Muniz. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.

Muniz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years and 4 months earlier than Craig, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 49 to Craig's 41.

Muniz vs Craig form

André Muniz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night – Krylov vs Spann on 25th February 2023 by in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Uriah Hall at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Eryk Anders at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat Ronaldo Souza at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.

He had defeated Bartosz Fabi ski at UFC Vegas 9 on 5th September 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

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

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Johnny Walker at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.

Before 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.

He had beat Mauricio Rua at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, André Muniz had last fought 1 year and 2 days ago, while Paul Craig's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 6 days ago.

Muniz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Muniz vs Craig?

André Muniz was a 11/25 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Paul Craig made his way into the ring at 37/20 (+190) with oddsmakers.

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