Paul Craig - Official UFC® Profile
Paul
Craig
9-1-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 9-1-0
Summary: BJJ, Boxing

Fighter Info

Nickname: BearJew
From: Airdrie Scotland
Fights Out Of: Coatbridge Scotland
Age: 29
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
Reach 76"
Leg Reach 43"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
73
59% Successful
43
Types of Successful Strikes
0
43
42% Standing
47% Clinch
12%
18
20
5
Striking Defense
34
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
5
20% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
3
0
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Paul Craig
Jul 16, 2017
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Loss
Paul Craig
Mar 4, 2017
23
12
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Paul Craig
Dec 17, 2016
16
31
1
1
0
3
0
3
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night

Biography

TRAINING: Rise at 5am, get some fuel into me, then out for my morning conditioning session (running or weights). Back home, I get myself and my girls sorted for school, then back to the gym for half 10 until after 12 for boxing. Lunch with the coach and Mark Godbeer (who can put the food away), then back home to pick my girls up and sort dinner. Then back to the gym for my evening session – the usual 2/3 hours - and home to bed to get a sleep to do it all the same the next day. 

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. 

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.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

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

 
  • Pro since 2013

 

  • Eight wins by submission (3 triangle, guillotine, 2 armbars, brabo, undisclosed submission), one by KO

 

  • Has finished all wins, seven in the first round

 

  • Had 3-0 amateur record

 

  • Origin of nickname – “Closely guarded gym secret.”

Career

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