MMA Preview – Paul Craig vs Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC on ESPN 2

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC on ESPN 2? Saturday 30th March, 2019 – 23:00 (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 2? Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What channel is UFC on ESPN 2? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 2? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Paul Craig arrived at the UFC with a lot of promise and stretched his unbeaten record on his debut with the eighth submission win of his career. However, he experienced the step-up in competition as he suffered knockouts at the hands of Tyson Pedro and Khalil Rountree. The Scot bounced back with another incredible submission in the last second of his fight with Magomed Ankalaev but then Jim Crute gave him a taste of his own medicine in his last outing.

Now, it is Kennedy Nzechukwu’s turn to face the UFC standard after earning a contract by finishing Dennis Bryant on Dana White’s Contender Series. Nzechukwu has only had six professional fights but is unbeaten and looks like another light heavyweight prospect.

THE PREDICTION

This is a classic striker vs grappler match-up. Craig is extremely dangerous on the ground and Nzechukwu is a hugely athletic, standing at 6’5” with speed and power.

If the young Nigerian can avoid the takedowns, you have to back him to find the knockout but Craig will be well aware of the threats and will have a strategy to get Nzechukwu to the ground. If he succeeds, it will be a matter of time before he wraps up a submission.

Winner: Craig via Submission