Brendan Allen vs Paul Craig Prediction UFC Picks 11/18

Brendan Allen vs Paul Craig Prediction UFC Picks 11/18

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UFC Fight Night: Collision Course - Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig

Get ready for a middleweight clash that promises fireworks as Brendan "All In" Allen from Kill Cliff FC faces off against Scotland's submission specialist, Paul "BearJew" Craig. The octagon will sizzle with intensity at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV, on November 18, 2023.

 

Brendan Allen

Representing the USA, Brendan Allen is a force to be reckoned with in the middleweight division. Standing at 6'2" and weighing 185 lbs, Allen boasts a record of 22 wins and 5 losses. Born on December 28, 1995, he fights with an orthodox stance and is a well-rounded fighter known for his impressive submissions.

Recent Fight History:

In his most recent outing, Allen secured a submission victory over Bruno Silva in the first round at UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs. Topuria. Prior to that, he showcased his grappling prowess with another submission win against Andre Muniz. Allen is riding a wave of success, and his momentum will be put to the test against Paul Craig.

 

Paul Craig

Hailing from Scotland, Paul "BearJew" Craig is a submission specialist standing at 6'3" and weighing 186 lbs. Born on November 27, 1987, Craig fights with an orthodox stance and represents Higher Level Martial Arts. With a record of 17 wins, 6 losses, and 1 draw, Craig is known for his exceptional ground game.

Recent Fight History:

Craig is coming off a spectacular KO/TKO victory over Andre Muniz at UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs. Tybura. This win showcased not only his submission skills but also his striking ability. Craig will look to continue his winning streak against the tough Brendan Allen.

 

Prediction:

As Brendan Allen and Paul Craig prepare to collide in the middleweight division, fight fans can anticipate a battle of contrasting styles. Allen, with his strong grappling background, will likely aim to take the fight to the ground and exploit Craig's weaknesses.

However, Craig has shown improvements in his striking, as evident from his recent KO/TKO victory. If the fight remains standing, Craig could capitalize on his reach advantage and pick Allen apart. On the ground, both fighters are dangerous, but Allen's submission game is particularly noteworthy.

Expect a competitive bout with transitions between striking and grappling exchanges. In the end, Brendan Allen's versatility, coupled with his ability to dictate the pace of the fight, might give him the edge. Look for Allen to secure a dominant position on the ground and potentially finish the fight with a submission.

Pick: Brendan Allen ML -310

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