Andre Muniz recognizes the challenge ahead of him; he is set to fight against Paul Craig in just a few hours from now. It promises to be an exciting match, an important match for Paul Craig as a win would secure his spot in the top 15 rankings, and conversely, a loss for Muniz would kick him out of the top 15 middleweight rankings.
Both fighters will be stepping into the ring after tasting a defeat, and it will be interesting to see the corrections they make in their fight.
Andre Muniz on fighting Paul Craig
Recently on MMA Fighting’s Trocacao Franco, the 14th ranked middleweight contender Andre Muniz shared his thoughts on fighting Paul Craig and talked about the grappling dominance Craig has; Muniz is ready for the challenge and looks forward to putting on a show.
“The lesson [against Allen] is that you can never not believe in your opponents, even in areas you have control,” Muniz said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “And this next fight, no doubt, we know how dangerous Paul Craig is on the ground with closed guard, open guard.
Even though I have good jiu-jitsu, good know-how in grappling, I can’t not believe in the possibilities coming from my opponent at any moment”. Muniz praises Paul Craig: “Numbers speak for themselves, He’s an excellent grappler, an excellent fighter on the ground, who does guard like no other in the [light heavyweight] division.
“We’ve studied his attacks and prepared some defense, some counters to use in case the fight goes to the ground, but not forgetting our strong point, which is grappling. If he can submit me, I can definitely submit him too.
It’s all about the moment. Whoever has the best moment and can make the most of it will come out victorious on Saturday. If we can manage to end it quickly, I thank God for that. If not, let’s go put on a war and give the fans in London a great show”.