Paul Craig kicked off UFC 263 with a gruesome win on Saturday night.
Craig beat Jamahal Hill in their light heavyweight bout at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, via a first round TKO, and completely snapped Hill’s left arm in the process.
Jamahal Hill’s arm snapped in UFC 263 loss
Craig got Hill on the ground early and went to flip him around. As he did that, Craig got a hold of Hill’s arm between his legs.
As he flipped Hill around, Craig completely snapped the lower half of Hill’s arm, making for a wild scene. At one point, HIll’s arm was just dangling and flopping around in the hold before the referee stopped the fight.
Craig actually said he could feel Hill’s arm pop as it went, too. After he made the move, Craig then looked up at the referee, Al Guinee, and seemingly questioned why they were still fighting, given how clearly injured Hill was.
The fight was then called shortly after, which marked Hill’s first career loss and Craig’s fourth straight victory. Craig was a +225 underdog to win the bout on BetMGM. Guinee, per MMA Fighting, is not working any other fight on Saturday night.
Hill seemed to be handling it well, but his arm did not look great as he walked off the arena floor. Specifics about his injury aren’t known, but it’s safe to assume that his arm is broken.
Naturally, the method of victory sent plenty of fans rushing to Twitter. Many felt the fight was allowed to go on for too long after seeing Hill’s arm flapping around.
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