Brendan Allen vs Paul Craig – Fight Preview & Analysis

Allen vs. Craig fight preview

UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Brendan “All In” Allen will take on Paul “Bearjew” Craig in the Middleweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night card.

Allen brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 75″ reach. In contrast, Craig, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 76″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 53% striking accuracy, Allen has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 3.96 per minute. On the other hand, Craig boasts a 46% striking accuracy, landing approximately 2.57 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 28-year-old, Brendan Allen is coming in with a 22-5-0 record. Allen will be fighting for the first time since a win via submission against Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs. Topuria in June.

Craig, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Andre Muniz on June 24, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs. Tybura and holds a 17-6-1 record.

Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig
6′ 2″
6′ 3″
185 lbs.
185 lbs.

Brendan Allen has a orthodox fighting stance with an 75″ reach. The 36-year-old Paul Craig is an orthodox fighter with a 76″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Brendan Allen stats

→ Allen’s striking accuracy is 53%.
→ Allen lands 3.96 significant strikes per minute.
→ Allen’s takedown accuracy is 42%.
→ Allen’s takedown average is 1.22 per 15 minutes.
→ Allen’s takedown defense is 55%.

Allen comes in with 53% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.96 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Craig fires at 46% accuracy, landing about 2.57 significant strikes per minute. Brendan Allen also has a 42% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 1.22 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Craig’s 1.91 takedowns and 42% takedown accuracy.

Paul Craig stats

→ Craig’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Craig lands 2.57 significant strikes per minute.
→ Craig’s takedown accuracy is 23%.
→ Craig’s takedown average is 1.91 per 15 minutes.
→ Craig’s takedown defense is 42%.

Paul spent, on average, 7:50 minutes in the Octagon, and Brendan has an average fight time of 8:31 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a good clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Brendan or Paul? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig
November 18, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig

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