Make no mistake about it: Paul Craig was getting his butt kicked by Magomed Ankalaev.

For nearly three full rounds, the Brit was getting mugged, with Ankalaev walking through his strikes to batter him with his fists, and Ankalaev reversing any brief flashes of dominance on the ground to pound Craig into the canvas.

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Craig is durable, of that there is no doubt, but he was one second from time running out in the third round and getting the “L” via clear-cut decision.

But somehow, some way, he found the opening for the magical triangle choke, and just before the bell sounded, Ankalaev tapped.

That sure was… something.