Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker In The Works For UFC 283

Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker In The Works For UFC 283

By Abdullah Ouazri
Sunday, October 9th 2022, 7:07PM, about 2 months ago

A fight between Paul Craig and Johhny Walker is being targeted for UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro at the Jenuesse Arena on January 21st, per a.g Fight.

This fight will take place in the Light Heavyweight (205 lbs) division.

Paul Craig holds a professional record of 16-5-1 and is currently ranked #9 at Light Heavyweight.

Johnny Walker holds a record of 19-7-0 and is currently ranked #11 in the Light Heavyweight division.

Paul Craig is a dangerous submission artist with wins over Magomed Ankalaev, Nikita Krylov, and Jamahal Hill. His last fight took place at UFC London: Blaydes vs. Aspinall where he lost a unanimous decision to Volkan Oezdemir. Oezdemir was able to negate Craig's unorthodox takedown attempts and take control of the fight on the feet. Craig was 5-1-1 in his last 7 prior to the loss.

Paul Craig tells referee Al Guinea to stop the fight after dislocating Jamahal Hill's arm. Credits to: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Paul Craig tells referee Al Guinea to stop the fight after dislocating Jamahal Hill's arm. Credits to: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Walker is one of the most explosive fighters on the UFC roster today. His powerful style amassed him wins over Misha Cirkunov, Ion Cutelaba, and Khalil Rountree. Cutelaba, his last fight, took place at UFC 279. Walker weathered some early grappling before finding a takedown of his own and securing a rear-naked choke submission win.

With a 95% finishing rate between the two, this fight is a must-see.

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