A light heavyweight tilt between Luis Henrique da Silva and Paul Craig served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC on FOX 22 prelims in Sacramento.
Round one begins and Silva lands a low kick. Craig replies with a body kick and then the fighters engage in the clinch against the cage. Silva works some knees while Craig throws some shots to the body. Paul with a knee and then a flurry of uppercuts. Luis with a knee and then the fighters break. Craig charges forward with a combo and then dives in and scores a takedown. He begins working from half guard and lands some short right hands. Craig steps over to side control and begins working some hard short elbows from the top. Silva scrambles and gets back to his feet. Paul grabs a hold of Silva’s neck and drops down for a guillotine choke. It looks tight but somehow Silva is able to scramble and escape. Luis stands up and is bleeding badly. Round one comes to an end.
Round two begins and Craig comes forward with a flurry of punches. He presses da Silva against the cage and begins working some short shots to the body. Craig with a knee inside. Luis switches the position and throws an uppercut. The fighters break and Craig lands a left jab. da Silva counters with a nice right hand. Paul looks to take the fight to the ground and da Silva winds up on top. Craig begins working for a triangle choke. He switches to an armbar and it is deep. He adjusts the hold and da Silva is forced to tapout.