Paul Craig vs. newcomer Kennedy Nzechukwu added to March/Philadelphia (ESPN 2) event

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  1. toe hold

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    https://www.bbc.com/sport/mixed-martial-arts/46976233

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    Scottish fighter Paul Craig will face Ultimate Fighting Championship newcomer Kennedy Nzechukwu in Philadelphia.

    The two light-heavyweights will meet on 30 March, on the undercard of Justin Gaethje and Edson Barboza.

    Nigerian-born Texan Nzechukwu is unbeaten on the Dana White Contender series, but this will be his first with the Mixed Martial Arts' top promotion.

    Craig, 31, has won two of his five UFC fights, his last bout a defeat by Australian Jim Crute in December.

    The Coatbridge contender fancies his chances against 26-year-old Nzechukwu, saying his previous record "doesn't mean a lot" at this level. "He's not fought in the UFC before, he's not fought under the bright lights - that's quite an intense thing," explained Craig. "Kennedy is a striker and very, very raw and sometimes rawness doesn't work when you're up against somebody who's skilled." Craig added: "I'm a very high-level grappler, so wrestling, jui-jitsu - submission is what I'm looking for. "I use a lot of my energy trying to get submissions because what I want is an exciting fight. I don't want a boring fight."


    Card so far
    Lightweight bout: Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje
    WSW bout: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Michelle Waterson
    WSW bout: Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez
    LHW bout: Paul Craig vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
     
  2. TheToqueville

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    Kennedy Nzechukwu = GOAT name
     
  3. Sonny Qc

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  4. Failwani

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    Kennedy Nzechukwu aka Wally from Moline, Illinois
     
  5. toe hold

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    A proverbial grappler vs. striker matchup
     
  6. The_Renaissance

    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    Paul Craig is kill or be killed, entertaining but not great.
    Nzechukwu seems a banger, undefeated but inexperienced......this one could literally go either way and someone's getting POTN bonuses!
     

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