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Tale of the tape for Paul Craig vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov

Paul Craig and Gadzhimurad Antigulov square off in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night from Fight Island on July 25th. We break down the odds.

Paul Craig of United Kingdom weighs in during the UFC Fight Night Blachowicz v Jacare Weigh-Ins at Ibirapuera Gymnasium on November 15, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Two light heavyweights the oddsmakers have booked as a dead-even fight will climb in the cage as Paul Craig faces a spellcheck nightmare in Gadzhimurad Antigulov live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi this Saturday as part of UFC on ESPN 14.

Craig is 4-4-1 in the UFC but undefeated outside of it, and 11 of his 12 career wins have come via submission. “Bearjew” is 32 years of age out of Coatbridge, Scotland, and he has one of the most interesting career stat lines in the promotion. He lands just 2.33 strikes per minute and only has a 21% accuracy rating on his 1.65 takedowns per 15 minutes. But his last fight in November of last year against fellow competitor on Saturday’s card Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was the first time he ever needed the judges to be involved. It was a split decision draw.

Antigulov is 33 that doesn’t fight for a long time, but a good time. His 20-6 record has used the scorecards only once, and 15 of his victories are via submission. Of his last eight fights he’s seen the second round just once, and had six wins in a row until losing his last two to Ion Cutelaba and Michal Oleksiejczuk. The excitement he brings means the guys with the three scorecards likely can take a restroom or meal break for this one. He’s 2-2 in the UFC, but has spent a total of 8:37 in the octagon and has never heard a timekeeper’s horn, though he already has five takedowns in the promotion.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Paul Craig vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC Fight Night from Abu Dhabi on July 25th:

Money line odds

Paul Craig: -112
Gadzhimurad Antigulov: -112

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