Nov 21 2020
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Mauricio Rua
Rua
Brazil flag
13-4-0
KO 2
KO 2
27-11-0

The tape

36
Age
42
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

SUBSDSUBKOSUB
Form
SDSDKOKOKO
13
Wins
27
1
By KO
21
8
KO%
78
12
By SUB
1
92
SUB%
4
4
Loses
11
3
Stopped
5
1
Tapped
3
1
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2002
18
Bouts
39
28
Rounds
79
1 hours, 47 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 49 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Paul Craig vs Mauricio Rua report

Who won Craig vs Rua?

Paul Craig beat Mauricio Rua by knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC 255, on Saturday 21st November 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

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 Rua stats

Paul Craig stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.

Mauricio Rua made his way to the cage with a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 1 draw, 21 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Paul Craig's 18th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2016.

Paul Craig's UFC record stood at 9-8-1, while Mauricio Rua's came in at 11-12-1.

The stats suggested Rua had a massive power advantage over Craig, boasting a 78% knock out percentage over Craig's 8%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Craig had a massive advantage over Rua, boasting a 92% submission rate over Rua's 4%.

Paul Craig was the younger man by 6 years, at 36 years old.

Craig had a height advantage of 2 inches over Rua. Despite this, both fighters had a equal reach.

Craig was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 10 years and 9 months later than Rua, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 42 less professional rounds, 43 to Rua's 85.

Craig vs Rua form

Paul Craig had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by submission 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 lost to 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 beaten Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by submission in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.

He had been beaten by Jimmy Crute at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.

Activity check

Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 15 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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