May 04 2024
Saturday

Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
Caio Borralho
Borralho
Brazil flag
17-7-0
KO 2
KO 2
15-1-0

The tape

36
Age
31
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

SUBKOKOUDSUB
Form
UDSUBUDUDUD
17
Wins
15
4
By KO
4
24
KO%
27
13
By SUB
4
76
SUB%
27
7
Loses
1
4
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2014
25
Bouts
17
41
Rounds
36
2 hours, 39 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 30 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

13
UFC
14
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
15

Paul Craig vs Caio Borralho report

Who won Craig vs Borralho?

Caio Borralho beat Paul Craig by knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC 301, on Saturday 4th May 2024 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Craig vs Borralho stats

Paul Craig stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.

Caio Borralho made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

This was Paul Craig's 18th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2016. Caio Borralho marked his 6th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2022.

Paul Craig's UFC record stood at 9-8-1, while Caio Borralho's came in at 6-0-0.

The stats suggested Borralho had a slight advantage in power over Craig, with a 27% knock out percentage over Craig's 24%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Craig had a massive advantage over Borralho, boasting a 76% submission rate over Borralho's 27%.

Paul Craig was the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.

Craig had a height advantage of 5 inches over Borralho. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Craig was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Borralho, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 43 to Borralho's 38.

Craig vs Borralho form

Craig had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night – Allen vs Craig on 18th November 2023 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against André Muniz at UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura on 22nd July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Johnny Walker at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before that, he had been defeated by Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.

He had beaten Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.

Caio Borralho had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Abusupiyan Magomedov at UFC Fight Night – Almeida vs. Lewis on 4th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon on 29th April 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Makhmud Muradov at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had beaten Armen Petrosyan at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had defeated Gadzhi Omargadzhiev at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Caio Borralho had been fighting more than Paul Craig.

Going to this contest, Paul Craig had last fought 6 months and 20 days ago, while Caio Borralho's last outing had been 7 months and 3 days ago.

Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

Borralho's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What time did Craig vs Borralho start?

The fighters were expected to walk out at around 2:05 AM UTC , which was 10:05 PM EST or 7:05 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:05 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Craig vs Borralho?

Paul Craig was a 9/2 (+450) underdog going into the contest, while Caio Borralho made his way into the ring at 4/25 (-630) with oddsmakers.

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