Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Rua vs Craig?
Maur cio Rua drew with Paul Craig by split draw in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 22, on Saturday 16th November 2019 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo.
The scorecards were announced as , meaning it was a split draw.
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).
Rua vs Craig stats
Maur cio Rua stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 21 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 12 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggested Rua had a massive power advantage over Craig, boasting at 81% knock out percentage over Craig's 8%.
Maur cio Rua was the older man by 6 years, at 39 years old.
Craig had a height advantage of 2 inches over Rua. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Rua was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 10 years and 9 months earlier than Craig, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 51 more professional rounds, 81 to Craig's 30.
Rua's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Craig's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.