Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig Set For UFC Vegas 82 On Nov 18

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 01: Brendan Allen reacts after his victory over Krzysztof Jotko of Poland in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 01, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Las Vegas, NV – A big fight in the middleweight division is set for the UFC APEX as Brendan Allen and Paul Craig will battle for a chance at getting into the top 5 of the division and the title picture on Nov 18.

The UFC made the announcement on Tuesday.

Allen (22-5) has been on fire riding a 5-fight win streak with 4 of those victories coming via submission. Big wins over Andre Muniz, Bruno Silva and Krzysztof Jotko bolster what is already an impressive win streak in the UFC.

Craig (17-6-1) is coming off a second round TKO finish of Muniz in July. That win snapped a two-fight losing streak which is preceded by a 4-fight win streak with victories over Shogun Rua, Nikita Krylov and UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill.

Both men look to jump into the top 5 of the division with a decisive victory and challenge champion Israel Adesanya. Adesanya is scheduled to defend his title against Sean Strickland at UFC 293.

UFC Vegas 82’s fight card is currently as follows:

  • Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig
  • Amanda Ribas vs. Luana Pinheiro
  • Jordan Leavitt vs. Chase Hooper
  • Kyung Ho Kang vs. John Castaneda
  • Christian Leroy Duncan vs. Cesar Almeida
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Darrius Flowers
  • Nikolas Motta vs. Trey Ogden
  • Nick Aguirre vs. Payton Talbott