Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Menifield vs Craig?
Alonzo Menifield beat Paul Craig by , during the main card of UFC on ESPN 3, on Saturday 29th June 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alonzo Menifield.
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).
Menifield vs Craig stats
Alonzo Menifield stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Paul Craig made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Menifield had a massive power advantage over Craig, boasting at 88% knock out percentage over Craig's 9%.
Alonzo Menifield was the same age as Paul Craig, at 33 years old.
Craig had a height advantage of 3 inches over Menifield. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Menifield was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 2 months later than Craig, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 20 to Craig's 30.
Menifield vs Craig form
Paul Craig had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated 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 Maur cio 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 submission 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 submission in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
Craig's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.