Paul Craig will drop down to middleweight for his next fight against Andre Muniz at UFC On ESPN 49 in London, England on July 22nd.
Craig’s move down from light-heavyweight comes at a time when the 35-year-old is coming off back-to-back losses against Volkan Oezdemir and Johnny Walker, with the latter being a first round TKO loss back in January.
Prior to that Craig had been on a six-fight unbeaten stretch, during which he’d defeated the likes of Jamahal Hill, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Nikita Krylov, while showing off his deadly ground game with three submission finishes and two TKO stoppages.
Now Craig will take on the 33-year-old Muniz, who was submitted by Brendan Allen in his last fight back in February.
Like Craig, Muniz is primarily a submission specialist himself though and has won all five of his other UFC fights, and three came by way of an armbar, including one against revered BJJ ace Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza.
Craig vs. Muniz joins a UFC On ESPN 49 event in London that will be headlined by heavyweight action as Tom Aspinall returns from injury to fight Marcin Tybura, while Molly McCann goes up against Julija Stoliarenko, Lerone Murphy fights Joshua Culibao and Ketlen Vieira faces Pannie Kianzad.