Finishing the Fight: UFC Fight Island 3

Paul Craig
Paul Craig Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

Paul “BearJew” Craig (12-4-1 MMA, 4-4-1  UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 12

Via KO/TKO: 1

Via Submission: 11

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 4

Via KO/TKO: 0

Via Submission: 4

(Vinicius Moreira, Kennedy Nzechukwu, Magomed Ankalaev, Luis Henrique da Silva)

Paul Craig has a “kill or be killed” fight style. In his 9 fight UFC career, the only fight that he has had gone to a decision was his most recent fight against Mauricio Rua, which ended in a split decision draw, back in November of 2019.  Before entering the UFC Craig had an undefeated 7-0 record with all finishes. Craig is truly a submission master and though he seems to favor the triangle choke, (6 of his finishes have come by triangle choke) he has pulled off multiple types of submissions. 3 of the 4 fighters that Paul Craig has finished in the UFC were undefeated at the time that he faced them.

Paul Craig’s fight with Gadzhimurad Antigulov is sure to be one that doesn’t go the distance as both men have only heard the bell one time in their entire professional mixed martial arts careers.


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