UFC FIGHT NIGHT 232: Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig 11/18/23 – On November 18th 2023, fight fans around the globe will witness an electrifying middleweight bout at UFC Apex Las Vegas Nevada between Brendan Allen, better known by his nickname of “ALL IN,” and Paul Craig also known by his alias of “BEARJEW”. Both fighters boast impressive records with histories filled with exciting bouts that promise an explosive night of mixed martial arts action at this captivating MMA contest. UFC winning picks will also be discussed herein.
Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET|
|Where:||UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
Brendan Allen Analysis
Brendan Allen holds an impressive 22-5-0 record as a middleweight contender, demonstrating both resilience and skill in combat sports. With an average fight time of 8 minutes and 31 seconds per bout, his experience demonstrates endurance as well as adaptability in three round matches.
Allen stands out with an outstanding striking accuracy of 53% and an outstanding strike rate of 3.96 strikes per minute, both which could prove decisive in this matchup. Unfortunately, however, his defensive skills need work; they allow an alarming 3.89 strikes per minute which indicates potential problems in their performance.
On the grappling front, Allen averages 1.22 takedowns per 15 minutes with an impressive takedown accuracy rate of 42% and defense of 55%. Furthermore, his takedown defense rating stands out at 55% while he averages an impressive 55% defense against takedown attempts. Furthermore, Allen boasts an average submission rate of 1.6 per 15 minutes – this could prove pivotal should this fight move to the ground.
Brendan Allen recently secured a win against Silva, showing his ability to overcome difficult opponents.
Paul Craig Analysis
Paul Craig boasts an impressive 17-6-1 record and stands as a tough opponent for any middleweight fighter in his division. An average fight time of 7 minutes 50 seconds attests to his efficient and fast fight finishes.
Craig achieved striking accuracy of 46%, landing 2.57 strikes per minute – less prolific than Allen but nonetheless respectable. Additionally, he took less hits per minute from Allen; 2.85 instead of 2.56 showing strong defensive qualities.
On the grappling front, Craig averages 1.91 takedowns every 15 minutes with 23% accuracy, 42% defense and an impressive submission average of 1.7 submissions every 15 minutes; similar to Allen.
Paul Craig recently earned a victory against Muniz in their most recent fight, showing his ability to overcome difficult opponents.
Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig Stats
|Average Fight Time||8:31||7:50|
|Height||6′ 2″||6′ 3″|
|Weight||185 lbs.||185 lbs.|
|Strikes Landed per Min.||3.96||2.57|
|Strikes Absorbed per Min.||3.89||2.85|
|Takedowns Average/15 min.||1.22||1.91|
|Submission Average/15 min.||1.6||1.7|
Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig Betting Pick
Brendan Allen and Paul Craig bring incredible skills to their match, but it is clear that Brendan Allen possesses superior striking power with higher accuracy and output, in addition to superior grappling abilities and takedown defense – making him a well-rounded fighter.
Paul Craig is no slouch either, with an extensive skill set including submission-oriented grappling that could prove pivotal in winning over Allen’s striking capabilities. Still, caution will need to be exercised when facing off against Allen.
Free Pick: Brendan Allen -450
As UFC Fight Night 232 approaches, Brendan Allen and Paul Craig look poised for an electrifying middleweight showdown. According to statistics and recent performances, Brendan Allen may hold a slight edge but anything can happen inside an octagon! Add some spice and anticipation to any event by browsing through the top online betting options available. This matchup promises to be the star of the evening; placing an intelligent bet could add an extra element of thrill and anticipation. No matter the outcome, fight fans can anticipate an evening of exhilarating action as these two warriors go head-to-head in pursuit of middleweight supremacy. So mark November 18, 2023 on your calendars and prepare yourself for an incredible UFC spectacle you won’t want to miss!