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Andrew Craig

Andrew "Highlight" Craig
  • Name: Andrew Craig
  • Professional MMA Record: 9-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Highlight
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1986.01.15
  • Last Fight: June 28, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Combative Systems
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $74,000 USD
  • Born: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Houston, Texas
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Andrew Craig is a middleweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He is a veteran of of Bellator, Legacy FC and the UFC. He held the miiddleweight title in LFC. He holds notable wins over Kyle Noke, Raphael Natal and Chris Leben. Of his nine wins, four have been finishes including three T/KOs. He has earned the "Fight of the Night" bonus one time.


Craig began his professional in 2010 and quickly racked up four wins in his first nine months including a win in Bellator. He was given a title fight in Legacy FC and was able to secure the middleweight strap via fifth round TKO. He was set to defend his title five months later but his opponent missed weight so it became a non title fight but Andrew was still able to win a unanimous decision victory.


In early 2012, Craig was tapped by the UFC as a late replacement against Kyle Noke. Despite being an underdog going into the fight, he was able to win a decision. He next took on Raphael Natal four months later and was able to win with a head kick KO. He experienced his first professional defeat when he lost a decision to Ronny Markes in Brazil. Andrew had the biggest win of his career when he was able to defeat UFC veteran, Chris Leben, by split decision. He next took on Luke Barnatt at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England. Although he came up short, losing via second round submission, he was able to pick up the "Fight of the Night" bonus.

Last updated 10.28.2013, 12:31 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cezar Ferreira
9-2-0 7-3-0

UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.06.28
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs | Referee: Jacob Montalvo
Cancelled Bout Chris Camozzi UFC UFN 39 2014.04.11
Reason: Craig Illness
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:12 Round 2 of 3, 7:12 Total

Luke Barnatt
9-1-0 6-0-0

UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.10.26
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs | Referee: Marc Goddard
UFC Fight Night 30 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Chris Leben
8-1-0 22-9-0

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.07.06
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ronny Markes
8-0-0 13-1-0

UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.01.19
Odds: +280 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
4:52 Round 2 of 3, 9:52 Total

Rafael Natal
7-0-0 14-3-1

UFC on FUEL TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.07.11
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: Marcos Rosales
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Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kyle Noke
6-0-0 19-5-1

UFC on FX 2: Alves vs. Kampmann
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.03.02
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Eric Schambari
5-0-0 15-3-0

Legacy FC 8: Spratt vs. Patino
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.09.16
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: Danny DeAlejandro
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Bubba Bush

Legacy FC

2011.04.08
Win | Submission | Choke

Jon Kirk

IXFA Extreme Fighting

2011.02.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Josh Foster

IXFA Extreme Fighting

2010.12.04
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
2:53 Round 3 of 3, 8:53 Total

Rodrigo Pinheiro
1-0-0 3-0-0

Bellator 27
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.09.02
Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Antwan Williams

USA-MMA

2010.05.22

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