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"BearJew"

Paul Craig

13-4-1 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 1
    Wins by Knockout
  • 12
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 49% 49%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
222
Sig. Strikes Attempted
452
Grappling accuracy 26% 26%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
3
Takedowns Attempted
50
2.40
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.43
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
2.11
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.46
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
50
%
Sig. Str. Defense
56
%
Takedown Defense
0.16
Knockdown Ratio
08:25
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
138 (62%)
Clinch
53 (24%)
Ground
31 (14%)

Sig. Str. by target

48% 107 Head 32% 71 Body 20% 44 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
1 (8%)
DEC
0 (0%)
SUB
12 (92%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Airdrie, United Kingdom
Fighting style
Kung-Fu
Age
32
Height
75.50
Weight
205.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 18, 2016
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
43.00
Q & A

TRAINING: Morning gym session, coffee with the coach (Brian Gallacher), fuel up for an afternoon session, fuel up again and back in to train at night.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was dragged to a Jits class by a friend five years ago and found I was pretty good at holding half-naked sweaty guys to the ground. From there I started boxing a year later and had my first fight about that time, winning with a triangle choke.

What ranks and titles have you held? As an amateur, I held British and Scottish LHW championships. As a pro, I held British, European and BAMMA world LHW titles. I was Abu Dhabi European world champion as Purple belt. Five-time Scottish BJJ champion. Five-time British BJJ champion. Brown belt in BJJ. 

Do you have any heroes?  Arnold Schwarzenegger

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? When I stared training, I had no idea I would have been fighting on the biggest stage for MMA and it still doesn't feel real. I have sacrificed so much to get to this point, and it means so much to me and my team.

What was your job before you started fighting? I have been teaching personal development in high schools for the last six years. 

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aul Craig of Scotland prepares to fight Gadzhimurad Antigulov of Russia in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 17:  (L-R) Paul Craig of Scotland punches Henrique da Silva of Brazil in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Golden 1 Center Arena on December 17, 2016 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Jef