Another day, another third-round stoppage victory for UFC light heavyweight Paul Craig
On Saturday night, “The Bear Jew” found himself stuck on his back late with towering Kennedy Nzechukwu looking to rain down strikes late in the final frame of their scrap at UFC Philadelphia.
But as has become customary in Craig’s fights, he found an opening and locked on tight triangle choke from the bottom, forcing his Nigerian opponent to tap with 40 seconds left on the clock.
For Craig (11-3), this marks his third straight contest to end with less than one minute left in the fight. He previously tapped Magomed Ankalaev with one second left UFC London before succumbing to a kimura at the hands of Jim Crute, who locked on the submission with nine seconds left at UFC Adelaide.
This was the first professional defeat of Nzechukwu’s (6-1) career.