Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2013
- 13 wins by submission (RNC, 8 triangle, guillotine, 2 armbar, brabo), four by KO
- Is 6-3-1 in his last 10
- Has finished all wins, 11 in the first round
- Second middleweight fight (1-1)
- Had 3-0 amateur record
- Origin of nickname – “Closely guarded gym secret.”
UFC Fight Night (11/18/23) Craig was submitted by Brendan Allen via rear naked choke at :38 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (7/22/23) Craig stopped Andre Muniz via strikes at 4:40 of the second round
UFC 283 (1/21/23) Craig was stopped by Johnny Walker via strikes at 2:16 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Craig lost a three round unanimous decision to Volkan Oezdemir
UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Craig submitted Nikita Krylov via triangle choke at 3:57 of the first round
UFC 263 (6/12/21) Craig stopped Jamahal Hill via strikes at 1:59 of the first round
UFC 255 (11/21/20) Craig stopped Mauricio Rua via strikes at 3:36 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (7/26/20) Craig submitted Gadzhimurad Antigulov via triangle choke at 2:06 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/16/19) Craig fought to a three round draw with Mauricio Rua
UFC Fight Night (9/21/19) Craig submitted Vinicius Moreira via rear naked choke at 3:19 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (6/29/19) Craig was knocked out by Alonzo Menifield at 3:19 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (3/30/19) Craig submitted Kennedy Nzechukwu via triangle choke at 4:20 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (12/2/18) Craig was submitted by Jimmy Crute via kimura at 4:51 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (3/17/18) Craig submitted Magomed Ankalaev at 4:59 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (7/16/17) Craig was knocked out by Khalil Rountree at 4:56 of the first round
UFC 209 (3/4/17) Craig was stopped by Tyson Pedro via strikes at 4:10 of the first round
UFC on FOX (12/17/16) Craig submitted Henrique da Silva via armbar at 1:59 of the second round
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. Black 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.