Jul 25 2020
Saturday

UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Gadzhimurad Antigulov
Antigulov
12-4-0
Sub 1
Sub 1
20-6-0

The tape

36
Age
37
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Tape record

SDSUBKOSUBSUB
Form
KOKOSUBSUBSUB
12
Wins
20
1
By KO
4
8
KO%
20
11
By SUB
15
92
SUB%
75
4
Loses
6
3
Stopped
4
1
Tapped
2
1
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2009
17
Bouts
26
27
Rounds
32
1 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 17 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Paul Craig vs Gadzhimurad Antigulov report

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 octagon with a record of 12 wins, 4 losses 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 cage with a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 15 by submission.

This was Paul Craig's 18th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2016.

Paul Craig's UFC record stood at 9-8-1, while Gadzhimurad Antigulov's came in at 2-4-0.

The stats suggested Antigulov had an advantage in power over Craig, with a 20% knock out percentage over Craig's 8%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Craig had an advantage over Antigulov, with a 92% submission rate over Antigulov's 75%.

Paul Craig was the younger man by 1 year, at 36 years old.

Craig had a height advantage of 4 inches over Antigulov. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Craig was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 10 months later than Antigulov, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 43 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 Mauricio 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 lost to 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 submission in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.

Before that, he had been beaten by Jimmy Crute at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.

He had been defeated by Khalil Rountree at UFC Fight Night 113 on 16th July 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.

Activity check

Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Craig vs Antigulov?

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