Ariel Helwani of ESPN first reported the bout.
Rua (27-11-1) fought Craig for the first time at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo. The fight was ruled a split draw. Rua has competed once since that first meeting with Craig, taking a split decision win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till. Rua is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, defeating Lyoto Machida by first-round knockout at UFC 113 to win the gold.
Craig (13-4-1) has also competed just one time since the first bout with Rua, scoring a first-round submission win over Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till. Craig has seen 12 of his 13 professional MMA wins come by way of submission. He has a lone win by way of KO/TKO. Craig has never gone the distance in 18 professional fights.
UFC 255 takes place on Saturday, November 21 from a to-be-announced location. Flyweight title fights pitting Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt, and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia, will serve as the top two fights. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
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