Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig Pick, 3/19/2022 Predictions UFC London Odds
Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craig
O2 Arena in London, UK
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Nikita Krylov will face off against Paul Craig at UFC London on Saturday, March 19, 2022. The opener has Krylov at -190 while Craig is coming in at +160.
Nikita "The Miner" Krylov walks into the cage holding a record of 27-8-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 77". Paul "Bearjew" Craig measures 6'3" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 15-4-1. The 34-year-old has a wingspan of 76". Regarding significant strikes, Nikita Krylov is connecting on 4.33 per minute while Paul Craig is connecting on 2.59 significant strikes per minute. Krylov is landing 56% of the significant strikes he tries and Craig is connecting on 51%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "The Miner" allows 2.52 significant strikes per min while "Bearjew" absorbs 2.39. Krylov also prevents 43% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Craig is able to stop 50% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC London||Nikita Krylov||Paul Craig|
|Average Fight Time||7:13||7:53|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.33||2.59|
In terms of takedowns, Nikita Krylov is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.34 times per 3 rounds. Krylov is taking his opponents to the canvas on 33% of the times he tries and stopping 55% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Craig is getting his opponent to the mat on 25% of the takedowns he tries and defending 55% of the tries against him. When it comes to going for the submission, Krylov is less apt at going for the finish by trying 1.3 finishes per 3 rds while Craig tries 1.9 finishes per 15 min.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Nikita Krylov fought Magomed Ankalaev and walked away with a loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Ankalaev ended up landing 89 of 143 total strikes that he let go. Krylov ended the night having landed 58 of 132 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Ankalaev ended up landing 43 of 92, which gave him a percentage of 46%. He landed 37 of 83 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Krylov ended up landing 39% of his significant strikes by sticking 47 of 120. Of those significant strikes, he landed 18 of 78 to the head. 67% of the significant strikes connected on by Ankalaev and 95% of them connected on by Krylov were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Paul Craig, he battled Jamahal Hill and took home the victory by way of punches to the head in round 1. Hill connected on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Craig ended up connecting on 26% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Craig connected on 92% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 23 of 25. He connected on 18 of 20 significant strikes to the head. Hill connected on 1 of 8 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 0 of 4 directed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he let go, Hill ended up landing 3 of 10 and Craig ended up landing 43 of 47 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Jai Herbert fights Ilia Topuria. Herbert has a record of 11-3-0. The 33-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 77". Topuria comes in at 5'7" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 11-0-0. The 25-year-old stretches 69". In the grappling category, Jai Herbert takes his opponents down 0.80 times per 3 rds while Ilia Topuria gets a takedown 3.35 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Herbert tags his opponents 2.18 strikes/min and lands 36% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Ilia Topuria, who lands 48% of the strikes he has attempted and lands an average of 2.77 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Timur Valiev is set to go up against Jack Shore. Shore has a career record of 15-0-0. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 71". Valiev measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 18-2-0. The 32-year-old reaches 67". Regarding takedowns, Jack Shore thwarts 80% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 41% of his attempts. Valiev is finishing his takedown tries on 33% of his attempts and stops 50% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Shore is absorbing 1.51 strikes/minute and he is connecting on 4.03 per minute. Valiev, on the other hand, is absorbing 2.79 strikes/minute and dishes out 5.35 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Paul Craig (+160)
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