Light heavyweights Paul Craig and Nikita Krylov have been matched for UFC’s return to London, per a recent announcement.
The fight is set to take place on March 19th at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Krylov will be fighting to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss he took against Magomed Ankalaev in February 2021. His previous fight was a year before then when he beat Johnny Walker via decision.
The matchup gives Craig a chance to keep his winning streak alive. He has made a splash in the division recently, earning three stoppage wins between 2020 and 2021.
Craig became the first man to defeat Jamahal Hill in June 2021, as an arm injury put a halt to their fight in just under two minutes at UFC 263.
Heavyweights Alexander Volkov and Tom Aspinall are currently expected to headline UFC’s March 19th show. Here’s the lineup right now:
Bout 8: Alexander Volkov (34-9) vs. Tom Aspinall (11-2) (Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Muhammad Mokaev (5-0) vs. Cody Durden (12-3-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 6: Mike Grundy (12-3) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (16-7) (Featherweight)
Bout 5: Paddy Pimblett (17-3) vs. Kazula Vargas (12-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Arnold Allen (17-1) vs. Dan Hooker (21-11) (Featherweight)
Bout 3: Gunnar Nelson (17-5-1) vs. Claudio Silva (14-3) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Nathaniel Wood (17-5) vs. Liudvik Sholinian (9-2-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 1: Nikita Krylov (27-8) vs. Paul Craig (15-4-1) (Light Heavyweight)