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"BearJew"
Paul Craig
#14 Light Heavyweight Division • 13-4-1 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 1
    Fight Win Streak
  • 1
    Wins by Knockout
  • 12
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 46% 46%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
115
Sig. Strikes Attempted
251
Grappling accuracy 19% 19%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
3
Takedowns Attempted
36
1.91
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.82
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.74
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.49
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
46
%
Sig. Str. Defense
50
%
Takedown Defense
0.00
Knockdown Ratio
10:03
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
76 (66%)
Clinch
31 (27%)
Ground
8 (7%)

Sig. Str. by target

34% 39 Head 41% 47 Body 25% 29 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.