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 knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura, on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at O2 Arena in London.

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 losses 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 losses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by knock out and 13 by submission.

Paul Craig marked his 18th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2016.

André Muniz's UFC record stood at 6-2-0, while Paul Craig's came in at 9-8-1.

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 a 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 6 more professional rounds, 49 to Craig's 43.

Muniz vs Craig form

Paul Craig had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this 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.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Alonzo Menifield at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis, United States.

Before that, he had beaten Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by submission in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.

He had been beaten by Jimmy Crute at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.

Activity check

Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 13 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 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.

Also on this card

André Muniz vs Paul Craig news

Comments

Leave a Reply