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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 36 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 6 more professional rounds, 41 to Nzechukwu's 35.
Craig vs Nzechukwu form
Paul Craig had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.
He had lost to Jimmy Crute at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
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