Watch Paul Craig vs. Tyson Pedro fight
Talented, up-and-coming light heavyweights heading the Fox Sports 1 part of the show as Scotland’s Craig draws Australia’s Pedro in an impressive matchup. Craig debuted with a submission win over Henrique da Silva, while Pedro sent Khalil Rountree. The winner will have an inside track on quickly moving up the divisional ladder.
Craig huges for the division at 6′ 4″ and puts his height to good use with long kicks at range and excellent take advantage of in the clinch, that makes him a punishing filthy fighter. Wrestling isn’t really his greatest suit, but he’s proficient, and on the mat he’s an aggressive submission hunter.
The 25-year-old Pedro is big too at 6′ 3″ and has outstanding athletic gifts. He moves well on the feet and tosses sharp punches and kicks, however he does his finest work with effective takedowns and slick shifts on the ground.
Prediction: Craig is a bit more polished on the mat, however Pedro’s edge in physicality is substantial. Pedro finds the knockout in the first round.