Per the promotion, UFC Light Heavyweights Paul Craig and Nikita Krylov matchup March 19th at UFC Fight Night 204, in London.
Fighting out of Coatbridge, Scotland, Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig enters UFC Fight Night 204 in tremendous form; unbeaten in five bouts, the 34-year-old has four stoppages from five fights, and rides a three fight win-streak. Holding a 7-4-1 promotional record, Craig last fought at UFC 263, where despite entering the contest as a moderate underdog, the Scot secured a sensational first round TKO of Jamahal Hill, earning a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus. Craig had since been scheduled to fight Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Vegas 36; injury, however, forced Gustafsson to withdraw.
Fighting out of Donetsk, Ukraine, Nikita ‘The Miner’ Krylov boast an incredible 26 stoppages from 27 professional victories, including 11 KO/TKOs and 15 submissions. The 29-year-old last fought 27th February 2021, in a unanimous decision loss to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC Vegas 20. Holding an 8-6 promotional record across two UFC stints, Krylov is 2-3 in his last five UFC bouts, with wins against Johnny Walker and Ovince St. Preux.