Mauricio Rua vs Paul Craig Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night Predictions
November 15, 2019
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (26-11-0) and Paul “Bearjew” Craig (12-4-0) clash in a Light Heavyweight fight at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday evening.
Former Light Heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua was last in action back in December 2018, when he defeated the Australian Tyson Pedro by KO in the third round.
The 37 year-old Brazilian legend Rua only fights sparingly in recent years so, although there’s a possibility that he could come into this fight a little rusty, he is looking after himself.
‘Bearjew’ was only confirmed as a late replacement in this fight a couple of weeks ago, with the 31 year-old Scot being called up as a replacement for the American Sam Alvey, who was forced to withdraw with a broken hand.
It represents a quick turnaround for Craig, who was last in the octagon as recently as September 21 in Mexico City when he secured a first round submission against another Brazilian, Vinicius “Mamute” Moreira.
Betting Odds - Winner
- Mauricio Rua to win at -277 (1.36) $200* Free Bet
- Paul Craig to win at +225 (3.25) $200* Free Bet
- Mauricio Rua to win at -277 (1.38) $250 Free Bet
- Paul Craig to win at +205 (3.05) $250 Free Bet
- Mauricio Rua to win at -277 (1.36) $250 Free Bet
- Paul Craig to win at +210 (3.10) $250 Free Bet
- Mauricio Rua to win at -277 (1.36) $200 Free Bet
- Paul Craig to win at +200 (3.00) $200 Free Bet
Mauricio Rua vs Paul Craig Betting Lines & Predictions
Mauricio Rua comes into this fight as the moderate favourite, which looks justified in terms of UFC predictions given that he will have home support and a wealth of experience.
A win for Paul Craig would equate to the biggest success in his MMA career, but there have to be question marks about a fighter has never been the distance.
The tip here is for Rua to prove that he still possesses enough quality to win this fight, particularly on home territory.
UFC Fight Night Prediction: Fight Result – Mauricio Rua to Win @ -275 (1.36) with Betway