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Paul Craig says he's fighting Tyson Pedro at March's UFC 209 in Las Vegas
The UFC’s March return to Las Vegas continues to build with the apparent addition of a light heavyweight fight.
Paul Craig (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) announced today on his Twitter account that he has booked a fight against Tyson Pedro (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 209. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement. The fight booking first was reported by Australia’s Daily Telegraph.
UFC 209 takes place March 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Craig made his promotional debut less than three weeks ago at UFC on FOX 22 in Sacramento, Calif. The Scotsman stayed perfect in his pro career with a second-round armbar submission of Luis Henrique da Silva. It was his fifth straight submission and eighth overall in nine pro wins.
Pedro made his promotional debut in late November with a first-round submission win over Khalil Rountree at UFC Fight Night 101 in his native Australia. That kept him perfect at 5-0 and gave him four straight submission wins. All five of his pro wins have come in the first round.
With the addition, the UFC 209 card now includes:
Mark Hunt vs. Alistair Overeem
Mirsad Bektic vs. Darren Elkins
Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer
David Teymur vs. Lando Vannata
Paul Craig vs. Tyson Pedro