Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-11-18, pretty good mma bout: Brendan Allen vs Paul Craig gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Craig vs Allen is scheduled to take place Saturday, November 18th, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas (Nevada, United States), in a 5-round middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC Vegas 82 (also known as UFC Fight Night 232 or UFC on ESPN+ 90). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Brendan Allen record
The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Brendan Allen entered this fight with a professional mma record of 22-5-0 (82% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Sean Strickland).
He lost to Chris Curtis in 2021 but then he has won five bouts defeating Krzysztof Jotko (Krzysztof Jotko vs Brendan Allen), Andre Muniz (Andre Muniz vs Brendan Allen) and Bruno Silva in his last three (Brendan Allen vs Bruno Silva).
Paul Craig record
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj Paul Craig, has an official record of 17-6-1 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.17 in the middleweight division.
He lost two consecutive fights between 2022 and 2023, against Volkan Oezdemir (Paul Craig vs Volkan Oezdemir) and Johnny Walker (Paul Craig vs Johnny Walker), but then he came back to win with Andre Muniz in July 2023 (Andre Muniz vs Paul Craig).
Here is the UFC Vegas 82 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+)
Brendan Allen vs Paul Craig
Michael Morales vs Jake Matthews
Jordan Leavitt vs Chase Hooper
Payton Talbott vs Nick Aguirre
Amanda Ribas vs Luana Pinheiro
Myktybek Orolbai vs Uros Medic
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Jonathan Pearce vs Joanderson Brito
Chad Anheliger vs Jose Johnson
Christian Leroy Duncan vs Cesar Almeida
Caio Machado vs Michael Parkin
Lucas Alexander vs Jeka Asparido Saragih
Lucie Pudilova vs Ailin Perez
Trey Ogden vs Nikolas Motta
Rafael Ramos Estevam vs Charles Johnson
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC Vegas 82 pre-fight press conference, featuring Paul Craig and Brendan Allen!
Watch the videos of UFC Vegas 82: Allen vs Craig weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Brendan Allen vs Paul Craig as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Allen vs Craig fight?
Brendan Allen defeated Paul Craig via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:38, round 3.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC Vegas 82 post-fight octagon interview of Brendan Allen and Paul Craig.
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC Vegas 82 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Paul Craig and Brendan Allen (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC Vegas 82 Fight of the Night: no bonus awarded
UFC Vegas 82 Performance of the Night: Brendan Allen, Amanda Ribas, Joanderson Brito, Jeka Saragih