Paul Craig

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Full Name Paul Craig
Age 33 Years Old
Nick Name Paul Craig
Gender Male
Famous As MMA Fighter
Birth Date November 27th, 1987
Birth Place Airdrie

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About Paul Craig, MMA Fighter

Paul Craig is a Scottish mixed martial artist who competes in the Light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Paul made his Octagon debut on 18th December 2016. Craig also trains at Scottish Hit Squad. A professional competitor since 2013, Craig formerly competed for BAMMA, where he was the BAMMA World Light Heavyweight Champion. He had ranked Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcos Nardini. As a professional, he went 9-0 over four years before being signed by the UFC. Craig faced Gadzhimurad Antigulov on 26 July 2020 at UFC on ESPN 14. Recently, he won the fight via a triangle choke in round one. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Famous For 

  • Being a professional UFC fighter. 
  • For being the BAMMA World Light Heavyweight Champion. 

Paul Craig, a famous MMA Fighter

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Early Life of Paul Craig 

Paul Craig was born on 27th November 1987 in Airdrie, Scotland. Craig was born in the Millennials Generation. His birth nation is Scotland whereas his nationality is Scottish. He belongs to Scottish-White ethnicity while his race is white. Craig celebrates his birthday on 27th November of every year and he had celebrated his 32nd birthday as of 2019. Being a Scottish mixed martial artist, he had not given details about his family member and education qualification. 

Career of Paul Craig 

  • Paul Craig's head coach Brian Gallagher took him from no martial arts experience to 8-0 as an amateur. 
  • As a professional, he went 9-0 over four years before being signed by the UFC. 
  • Paul won the BAMMA World Light heavyweight Championship at BAMMA 23 when he defeated Marcin Lazarz by submission. 
  • Craig was set to defend his title against Chris Fields in Dublin when it was postponed following the death of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho. 
  • His first title defense was not rescheduled, as Paul signed a 4 fight deal with the UFC. 
  • Paul took part in the 2013 Scottish BJJ Nationals, taking 1st place in the Advanced 97.5 kg Division. 
  • He was also in the 2013 Scotia Cup Winter Leg, taking 1st place in both Purple Belt Super Heavyweight and Purple Belt Absolute Divisions.. 
  • On 17th December 2016, he made his promotional debut against ''Luis Henrique da Silva'' at UFC on Fox: Vanzant vs. Waterson and won the fight via submission in Round 2, for which he was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus. 
  • He faced Tyson Pedro on 4th March 2017 at UFC 209, which he lost the bout via first-round TKO. 
  • On 17th March 2018, he faced ''Magomed Ankalaev'' at UFC Fight Night 127 and won the fight via submission at 4:59 in Round 3, resulting in the latest submission finish in a 3 round fight in UFC history and he was also awarded a Performance of the Night bonus. 
  • Following the win against Ankalaev, he signed a new, four-fight contract with UFC. 
  • On 30th March 2019 at UFC on ESPN 2, he faced promotional newcomer Kennedy Nzechukwu and won the fight via triangle choke in the third round, which helps him to win ''Performance of the night'' award. 
  • Paul faced ''Vinicius Moreira'' on 21st September 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 17 and won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the first round in which he earned his fourth ''Performance of the Night'' award. 
  • On 16th November 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 22, he stepped in on short notice against ''Mauricio Rua'' replacing ''Sam Alvey'' who withdrew from the bout because of a broken hand and after three rounds, the back-and-forth fight was declared a split draw. 
  • Paul Craig was expected to face ''Ryan Spann'' on 21st March 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Edwards, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was cancelled. 
  • On 26th July 2020, he picked up a beautiful submission victory over ''Gadzhimurad Antigulov'' on the UFC Fight Island major card from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and gained the ''Performance of the Night'' award. 
  • Paul Craig submits Gadzhimurad Antigulov in their opening round with a triangle choke at UFC Fight Island 3. It took him only 2:06 of the first round to beat Gadzhimurad Antigulov with a triangle choke. 
  • Craig let Antigulov take him down early on in order to set up his own game which he did by tying Antigulov with his legs. He eventually caught him in the triangle while Antigulov continued to ground and pound the Scotsman.
  • Paul Craig has now won 3 consecutive fights. Interestingly, all 5 of his UFC wins have come by submission. This means Bearjew is now tied with five others for the most submission wins in UFC light heavyweight history (5).
  • Regarding his MMA records, he has fough 18 matches till now in which he won 13 matches and lost 4 matches.

Paul Craig against Gadzhimurad Antigulov

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Awards / Achievements / Accomplishments of Paul Craig 

  • Performance of the Night (Five times) vs. Henrique da Silva, Magomed Ankalaev, Kennedy Nzechukwu, Vinicius Moreira and Gadzhimurad Antigulov 
  • BAMMA World Light heavyweight Championship (One time) 
  • 2019 March Submission of the Month vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu

Personal Life of Paul Craig 

Talking about the personal life of Paul Craig, he is an unmarried guy. He has also not shared much about his private life in public. He is living a single life according to different social media too. Paul is mainly focusing on his career to make it successful rather than being in a relationship/making girlfriend or dating. Regarding his sexual orientation, he is a straight person.

 Net Worth of Paul Craig 

Moving towards Paul's net worth it is around $1 million to $5 million. Whereas as of 2020, his net worth is in millions of dollars. Craig's also earned a perfect amount of annual salary. His primary source of income is from a Mixed Martial Artist career. He had earned a handsome amount of income from his MMA career because of his hard work, which is helping him to make his career successful. 

Body Measurement of Paul Craig 

Paul Craig has a handsome body with the perfect height of 6 feet and 3.5 inches or 1.92m. His body weight is around 93kg or 206lbs. He has a black long beard and black hair. Similarly, his eye color is also black too. Paul Craig had attracted many people from his body whereas his body build is Athletic.