Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Craig vs Hill?
Paul Craig beat Jamahal Hill by , during the main card of UFC 263, on Saturday 12th June 2021 at Gila River Arena in Glendale.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Paul Craig.
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 Hill stats
Paul Craig stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Jamahal Hill made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Hill had a massive power advantage over Craig, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Craig's 14%.
Paul Craig was the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Hill had a height advantage of 1 inch over Craig. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Craig was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Hill, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 35 to Hill's 28.
Craig vs Hill form
Craig had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Maur cio Rua at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that 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.
Before 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.
He had beat Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.
Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Hill's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.