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Who won Crute vs Craig?
Jimmy Crute beat Paul Craig by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night 142, on Saturday 1st December 2018 at Adelaide Entertainment Center in Adelaide.
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).
Crute vs Craig stats
Jimmy Crute stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Paul Craig made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Crute had a large advantage in power over Craig, boasting at 38% knock out percentage over Craig's 10%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Craig had a massive advantage over Crute, boosting at 90% submission rate over Crute's 25%.
Jimmy Crute was the younger man by 8 years, at 26 years old.
Craig had a height advantage of 1 inch over Crute. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Crute was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 5 months later than Craig, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 27 to Craig's 35.
Crute vs Craig form
Craig had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Mauricio Rua at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by submission in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.
Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
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