A fight between Paul Craig and Jamahal Hill has been rescheduled to take place at UFC 263 on June 12th. The bout was originally meant to take place on the 20th March as the co-main event to Derek Brunson vs Kevin Holland. However, Hill pulled out of the fight due to complications from COVID-19. News of the rescheduling was first reported by Marcel Dorff.
UFC 263 Adds Paul Craig and Jamahal Hill Fight
Paul Craig (14-4-1, 6-4-1 UFC) is from Airdrie, Scotland, and fights out of Scottish Hit Squad in Coatbridge, Scotland. Craig is currently on the most successful stretch of his UFC career. Since starting his UFC career 3-4, Craig has gone 3-0-1 in his last four fights. In this run, Craig has notched up wins over Vinicius Moreira and Gadzhimurad Antigulov.
However, during this time Craig experienced a split decision draw with former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua. But in his second fight against Rua, he finished the fight by submission due to strikes. Therefore, Craig has demonstrated that he learned from the first fight with Rua and was able to change his gameplan to get a TKO finish of Rua in the rematch. Craig will be looking to continue his current win streak and continue to climb up the light heavyweight rankings.
Jamahal Hill (8-0 1 NC, 2-0 1 NC UFC) is from Chicago, Illinois, and fights out of Black Lion Jiu-Jitsu in Cutlerville, Michigan. Hill is yet to lose a professional fight in his MMA career and is 2-0 so far in his UFC career. Hill emerged from Dana White’s Contender Series and since then he has looked dominant with wins over Darko Stosic and Ovince St Preux. Hill will be looking to remain undefeated in his UFC career.
Paul Craig and Jamahal Hill will be looking to continue their impressive streaks with huge wins in the UFC light heavyweight division. The win for either man will see them fight against a top-ten ranked fighter next.
It is believed that the Paul Craig and Jamahal Hill fight will land on the main card and fans can expect a war between these two light heavyweights! With this Paul Craig and Jamahal Hill fight being added, the announced bouts for UFC 263 are as follows:
- UFC Flyweight Championship: Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs Brandon Moreno
- Heavyweight: Carlos Felipe vs Jake Collier
- Lightweight: Luigi Vendramini vs Fares Ziam
- Featherweight: Movsar Evloev vs Hakeem Dawodu
- Women’s Bantamweight: Karol Rosa vs Sijara Eubanks
- Light Heavyweight: Paul Craig vs Jamahal Hill
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