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Who won Craig vs Antigulov?
Paul Craig beat Gadzhimurad Antigulov by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of UFC Fight Island 3, on Saturday 25th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Craig vs Antigulov stats
Paul Craig stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Gadzhimurad Antigulov made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 15 by submission.
The stats suggested Antigulov had advantage in power over Craig, with a 20% knock out percentage over Craig's 8%.
Paul Craig was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Craig had a height advantage of 4 inches over Antigulov. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Craig was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 10 months later than Antigulov, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 32 to Antigulov's 35.
Craig vs Antigulov form
Paul Craig had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Maur cio Rua at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split draw in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alonzo Menifield at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.
Before that, he had lost to Jimmy Crute at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
He had been beaten by Khalil Rountree at UFC Fight Night 113 on 16th July 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.
Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.