Tape rankings @ Middleweight
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 33 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, 46 to Craig's 38.
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.
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 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.
Before that, he had won against Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by submission in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.
He had lost to Jimmy Crute at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, André Muniz had been fighting more than Paul Craig.
Going to this contest, André Muniz had last fought 6 months and 30 days ago, while Paul Craig's last outing had been 3 years, 1 month and 30 days ago.
Muniz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 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 4 years, 9 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 17 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.