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Who won Craig vs Rua?
Paul Craig beat Mauricio Rua by during the main card of UFC 255, on Saturday 21st November 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
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 Rua stats
Paul Craig stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses 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 loses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Rua had a massive power advantage over Craig, boosting at 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 at 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 equal reach.
Craig was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 10 year and 9 months later than Rua, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 44 less professional rounds, 41 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 beat 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 beat 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 and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
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