Paul Craig left no questions in his rematch with former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua at UFC 255 on Saturday

Craig (14-4-1 MMA, 5-5-1 UFC) used a heavy wrestling game plan and ultimately got “Shogun” (27-12-1 MMA, 11-10-1 UFC) in a must-have rear mount, where he reigned supreme over the shots until he was waved at 2:36 of the second set

The light heavyweight fight opened the main card for UFC 255 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas It was broadcast pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN2 / ESPN

Craig started the fight with heavy strategy Rua bided his time to explode with great combinations, but his aggressiveness led him straight into Craig’s takedowns Craig threatened with multiple submission attempts, but Rua succeeded get a key reversal that gave him superior control for the remainder of the turn

Rua connected with a big right hand in the early stages of round two Craig didn’t like it, so he returned to wrestling and got a takedown Rua straightened up, but was brought back to the mat in Shortly Craig advanced into position and eventually forced the Brazilian to give up his back He locked the back support, then beat Rua in a submission of punches

“He’s a legend and we saw him tonight,” Craig said in his post-fight interview. “I’m very happy with the win”

With the victory, Craig gets the resolution of his first meeting with Rua in November 2019, which ended in a draw

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World News – CA – UFC 255 Results: Paul Craig gets ‘Shogun’ Rua to hit shots on the other hand