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UFC Vegas 82: ‘Allen vs. Craig’ Weigh-in Results - 3 Fighters Miss Weight

Susan Cox - November 17, 2023

The UFC Vegas 82: ‘Allen vs. Craig’ Weigh-in Results are in! The weigh-ins took place today, Friday, November 17th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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Paul Craig explains why he prefers to fight Khamzat Chimaev over Bo Nickal

Andrew Whitelaw - November 16, 2023

Paul Craig has an opportunity to crack the middleweight top-10 when he takes on Brendan Allen in the main event at UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig in Las Vegas. ‘Bearjew’ looked excellent on his 185 lb debut when he knocked out Andre Muniz in July.

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Pro fighters make their picks for Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig

Cole Shelton - November 16, 2023

In the main event of UFC Vegas 82, a middleweight bout goes down as Brendan Allen takes on Paul Craig. Heading into the fight, Allen is a sizeable -440 favorite while the former light heavyweight is a +310 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the scrap. The pros are actually split on this one as they believe Craig can get ahold of a submission sometime in the fight.

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Renato Moicano scoffs at Paul Craig’s UFC title aspirations: “He’s f**king terrible”

Harry Kettle - July 28, 2023

Renato Moicano has taken a shot at Paul Craig following the Scot’s big win at UFC London last weekend. On Saturday night, Paul Craig made a big statement in his middleweight debut. After suffering consecutive losses at light heavyweight, he announced himself to the 185 pound division by finishing Andre Muniz. Now, he’s looking ahead to the future, as he attempts to make a run at the belt.

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Paul Craig eyeing titles in two divisions following successful middleweight debut at UFC London: “We aren’t done at light heavyweight”

Harry Kettle - July 24, 2023

UFC fighter Paul Craig has his eyes set on a world title before he walks away from mixed martial arts. Last weekend at UFC London, Paul Craig made his middleweight debut. While he had to overcome some real adversity, ‘Bearjew’ was able to secure a second round TKO over Andre Muniz. While there’s no guarantee of what’s next for him, it certainly seems as if he’s ready to try and go on a run that could lead to a title shot.

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UFC London Results: Paul Craig TKO's Andre Muniz (Video)

Chris Taylor - July 22, 2023

We have you covered for all of today’s UFC London results, including the middleweight bout between Paul Craig and Andre Muniz. Craig (16-6-1 MMA) will be making his middleweight debut this afternoon in London, England. ‘Bearjew’ will be looking to rebound after suffering back-to-back losses to Volkan Oezdemir and Johnny Walker in the promotion‘s light heavyweight division.

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Paul Craig interested in potential fight with Alex Pereira: "I don’t rate his Jiu-Jitsu"

Lewis Simpson - May 9, 2023

Scotland’s Paul Craig has expressed an interest in fighting former UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira. The 35-year-old believes it’s a favourable matchup for him given Pereira’s underdeveloped ground game. Despite the offer from Craig, it’s unclear what division the fight would take place in, with the Airdrie native announcing he would attempt to make middleweight for his next bout following a successful test-cut earlier this month.

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Paul Craig calls out Sean Strickland after announcing move to the UFC’s middleweight division

Harry Kettle - May 3, 2023

Paul Craig has called out Sean Strickland after announcing plans to make a move to the UFC’s middleweight division. While he may not be the most consistent, Paul Craig is certainly entertaining. In addition to his fun personality, he also holds UFC wins over the likes of Magomed Ankalaev and Jamahal Hill. If that doesn’t prove his credentials, nothing will.

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UFC 283 Results: Johnny Walker TKO's Paul Craig (Video)

Chris Taylor - January 21, 2023

A light heavyweight bout between Paul Craig and Johnny Walker kicks off tonight’s UFC 283 main card in Rio de Janeiro. Craig (16-5-1 MMA) enters the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a decision loss to Volkan Oezdemir in his most recent effort last July. Prior to that setback, ‘Bearjew’ had put together a four-fight winning streak, where he scored stoppage victories over Gadzhimurad Antigulov, Shogun Rua, Jamahal Hill and Nikita Krylov.

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Paul Craig hopeful for potential rematch with Jamahal Hill after UFC 283: "That's ideally a great situation"

Josh Evanoff - January 19, 2023

UFC light-heavyweight contender Paul Craig is likely rooting for Jamahal Hill on Saturday. ‘Bearjew’ has been out of action since a decision defeat to Volkan Oezdemir last July at UFC London. That defeat was a devastating one for Craig, as it snapped a six-fight winning streak for the Scottish fighter. He previously defeated names such as Shogun Rua and Nikita Krylov in that stretch.

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Johnny Walker not ruling out grappling with Paul Craig, plans to get a stoppage win at UFC 283: "If 2023 goes the way I want, I get the title shot in 2024"

Cole Shelton - January 17, 2023

Johnny Walker is prepared to grapple at UFC 283. Walker is set to be on the pay-per-view main card against Paul Craig in an intriguing matchup at light heavyweight. It’s also exciting for Walker as he gets to fight at home in Rio de Janeiro in front of his friends and family.

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Johnny Walker vs. Paul Craig on tap for UFC 283 in Brazil

Fernando Quiles - October 9, 2022

UFC matchmakers are looking to beef up the UFC 283 card, adding Johnny Walker vs. Paul Craig. Ag Fight reports that Walker vs. Craig will be held inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event is scheduled to take place on Jan. 21.

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UFC London Results: Volkan Oezdemir defeats Paul Craig (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - July 23, 2022

Today’s UFC London main card is kicked off by a light heavyweight bout between Paul Craig and Volkan Oezdemir. Craig (16-5-1 MMA) will enter the contest sporting a six fight unbeaten streak, his latest effort resulting in a submission win over Nikita Krylov. ‘Bearjew’ has gone 5-0-1 since September of 2019, with his lone blemish being a draw against former UFC champion Shogun Rua.

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Paul Craig believes “experienced” Glover Teixeira will retain his title at UFC 275: “I don’t think Jiri has what it takes to beat him”

Harry Kettle - March 30, 2022

UFC star Paul Craig has said he believes Glover Teixeira will retain the UFC light heavyweight title against Jiri Prochazka. The UFC’s 205-pound division is one of the most unpredictable in all of mixed martial arts. It’s incredibly tough to know who is going to come out on top from one fight to the next, and that’s particularly true within the context of the title picture.

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Teddy Atlas reacts to Paul Craig’s come from behind submission win at UFC London: “It took me back to the Gracie’s”

Susan Cox - March 23, 2022

Teddy Atlas, an American boxing trainer and fight commentator, weighed in on the fight between Paul Craig and Nikita Krylov this past weekend at UFC London. It was Craig (16-4 MMA) who secured a first round submission win over Krylov (27-9 MMA) at the O2 Arena on November 19th. Prior to the win, Craig had earned a first round TKO victory over Jamahal Hill (10-1 MMA) at UFC 263 in June of 2021.

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Chael Sonnen applauds Paul Craig for his callout of Anthony Smith: “Something has been going on with Lionheart”

Harry Kettle - March 23, 2022

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has applauded Paul Craig following his recent callout of fellow 205-pounder Anthony Smith. Last Saturday night at UFC London, Paul Craig pulled off yet another fantastic upset as he submitted Nikita Krylov to take his unbeaten run up to six fights. “Bearjew” has become a real fan favourite as a result of his unique style with the masses praising the way in which he’s been able to secure wins over some elite opponents – including Magomed Ankalaev and Jamahal Hill.

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Anthony Smith responds to callout from UFC London winner Paul Craig

Harry Kettle - March 21, 2022

UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith has responded to a recent callout from fellow contender Paul Craig. For many years now Anthony Smith has been one of the most consistent performers at 205 pounds. While he does have three defeats to his name in the weight class, he’s 7-3 overall and is currently riding a three-fight win streak – all of which came via stoppage.

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Pros react after Paul Craig submits Nikita Krylov at UFC London

Chris Taylor - March 19, 2022

Today’s UFC London preliminary fight card featured a highly anticipated light heavyweight bout between Nikita Krylov and Paul Craig. Krylov (26-9 MMA) entered the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a decision loss to Magomed Ankalaev in his most recent effort thirteen months ago. Prior to that setback, ‘The Miner’ had earned a decision victory over Johnny Walker.

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