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Who won Craig vs Nzechukwu?
Paul Craig beat Kennedy Nzechukwu by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of UFC on ESPN 2, on Saturday 30th March 2019 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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 Nzechukwu stats
Paul Craig stepped into the octagon with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Kennedy Nzechukwu made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 6 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Nzechukwu had a massive power advantage over Craig, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Craig's 10%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Craig had a massive advantage over Nzechukwu, boasting at 90% submission rate over Nzechukwu's 0%.
Paul Craig was the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Nzechukwu had a height advantage of 2 inches over Craig. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Craig was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 2 months earlier than Nzechukwu, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 35 to Nzechukwu's 32.
Craig vs Nzechukwu form
Craig had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jamahal Hill at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mauricio Rua at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before 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.
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.
Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 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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