Following a sensational UFC 295 fight card this past weekend, the world’s premiere MMA league is headed back to Vegas this Saturday (November 18th) for UFC Fight Night: Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig, which is going down live at the APEX facility in Las Vegas. Headlining the event will be a surging Brendan Allen take on a notorious Figh-Q test in Paul Craig. Allen has a ton of momentum heading into Saturday night, but all Craig needs is just a split second to capitalize on the slightest mistake, or lapse in focus, to pull off the upset. The start time for this UFC fight card is set for 2:00 pm ET.
What makes this main event so intriguing, is that Allen’s five-fight winning streak involved four rear-naked chokes. Grappling with Craig is the Figh-Q test. If you’re wise, you’ll avoid the ground and force the Scot to stand. It might not guarantee a victory, and Craig’s striking has been improving, but that modus operandi historically gives you the best odds. Will Brendan follow that blueprint, or will he dance with the one that brought him and engage in the grappling realm with a flash-subber like Paul?
The co-main for this UFC fight night will occur in the welterweight division when promotional veteran Jake Matthews meets the 15-0 undefeated Michael Morales. Matthews has alternated wins and losses in his last five outings, while Morales is currently 3-0 in the UFC. Relevancy isn’t exactly high on this fight card, but hopefully we’ll be treated to some competitive action fights.
UFC Fight Night: Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig Full fight card
- – Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig: Middleweight
- – Jake Matthews vs. Michael Morales: Welterweight
- – Chase Hooper vs. Jordan Leavitt: Lightweight
- – Payton Talbott vs. Nick Aguirre: Bantamweight
- – Amanda Ribas vs. Luana Pinheiro: Strawweight
- – Uros Medic vs. Jonny Parsons: Welterweight
- – César Almeida vs. Christian Leroy Duncan: Middleweight
- – Nikolas Motta vs. Trey Ogden: Lightweight
- – Lucie Pudilová vs. Ailin Perez: (W) Bantamweight
- – Mick Parkin vs. Caio Machado: Heavyweight
- – Jonathan Pearce vs. Joanderson Brito: Featherweight
- – Chad Anheliger vs. Jose Johnson: Bantamweight
- – Charles Johnson vs. Rafael Estevam: Flyweight
- – Lucas Alexander vs. Jeka Saragih: Featherweight
Start date and time
UFC Fight Night: Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig takes place on November 18th, at the APEX facility in Las Vegas. The main event starts at 5 p.m. ET. The prelims begin at 2 p.m. ET.
UFC Fight Night: Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig can be live streamed on ESPN+ in the United States and Canada. For full streaming details, and compatible devices go here.
What comes after UFC Fight Night: Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig?
After UFC Fight Night: Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig will be UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan in two weeks. This event will happen on December 2nd from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas with ranked lightweights being showcased in the main and co-main events. The marquee matchup has the UFC’s #4 ranked 155-pounder, Beneil Dariush, taking on the #8 ranked, Arman Tsarukyan. Before that, the #9 rated lightweight Dan Hooker, collides with the #12 rated, Bobby Green.
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