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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 octagon 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 cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Craig had a massive advantage over Hill, boasting at 86% submission rate over Hill's 0%.
Paul Craig was the older man by 4 years, at 36 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 8 more professional rounds, 41 to Hill's 33.
Craig vs Hill form
Craig had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had lost to 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.
Before that, he had won against Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.
He had beat Jamahal Hill at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
Hill had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jimmy Crute at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Paul Craig at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had won against Ovince St. Preux at UFC Vegas 16 on 5th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Darko Sto i at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at PNC Arena, Raleigh.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Paul Craig had been fighting more than Jamahal Hill.
Going to this contest, Paul Craig had last fought 4 months and 8 days ago, while Jamahal Hill's last outing had been 1 year, 9 months and 11 days ago.
Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Hill's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
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