UFC on ESPN 2 ‘Barboza vs. Gaethje’ Results – Paul Craig Submits Kennedy Nzechukwu via Triangle Choke in Round 3
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Light heavyweight Paul Craig relied on the one thing that he is always known for – his submission game. After being briefly dominated for two rounds, Craig relied on his instincts, slapped a triangle choke and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat at 4:20 secs of the final round. New comer Kennedy had Craig in all sorts of trouble as he landed elbows in the opening round that cut him wide open. Kennedy time and again defended the take downs and submission attempts from Craig and secured two rounds in his favour. But it didn’t come clean for the new comer, whose fence grabs and accidental eye poke caused him to get a point deducted. With the final half round remaining Craig went in for another take down but this time he went in for a triangle choke and wrapped it so tight Kennedy had to give in. With this win, Craig bounces back to the win column. He is 2-3 in his last five fights.