UFC 301 outcomes: Caio Borralho slumps Paul Craig with charging knockout blow

by Christina S. Brown
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If somebody can beat Caio Borralho within the UFC, they’ve but to be discovered.

Kicking off the UFC 301 important card Saturday, Borralho (16-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) maintained his good promotional report when he knocked out Paul Craig (17-8-1 MMA, 9-8-1 UFC). The stoppage got here at 2:10 of Spherical 2 at Farmasi Area in Rio de Janeiro.

The knockout blow was an enormous overhand left. Borralho charged ahead and Craig retreated. After an preliminary left linked, Borralho missed on a proper hand after which linked with the ultimate shot. Craig bounced off the fence, hit the canvas, and crashed over sideways.

Craig got here into the bout with an unsurprising assault, as he tried to drag guard and drag Borralho into the world of grappling. Borralho remained calm and stifled the makes an attempt, unwilling to have interaction with the submission specialist within the grappling division.

The persistence and self-discipline paid off as Borralho notched his sixth-straight UFC victory. Different UFC victories embrace Abus Magomedov, Michal Oleksiejczuk and Armen Petrosyan amongst others.

Craig falls right into a two-fight skid and strikes to 1-2 at middleweight within the UFC.

Up-to-the-minute UFC 301 outcomes embrace:

  • Caio Borralho def. Paul Craig through knockout (punches) – Spherical 2, 2:10
  • Joanderson Brito def. Jack Shore through TKO (damage) – Spherical 2, 3:35
  • Iasmin Lucindo def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Myktybek Orolbai def. Elves Brener through unanimous choice (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
  • Drakkar Klose def. Joaquim Silva through unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Mauricio Ruffy def. Jamie Mullarkey through TKO (strikes) – Spherical 1, 4:42
  • Dione Barbosa def. Ernesta Kareckaite through unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Ismael Bonfim def. Vinc Pichel through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Alessandro Costa def. Kevin Borjas through TKO (strikes) – Spherical 2, 1:35

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