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Foes to friends? - Craig gets black belt after brutal armbar at UFC 263; Hill celebrates with him

Two opponents Paul Craig and Jamahal Hill partied together after their UFC 263 bout.

UFC 263 was a memorable night for number 12-ranked light heavyweight contender Paul Craig. Not only did he get the job done against Jamahal Hill, but he was also awarded a $50,000 performance bonus for his first-round submission win.

“Bearjew” had more reasons to celebrate after the fight as he was also awarded his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. His coach Brian Gallacher shared that particular moment on Instagram.

I didn’t want to do it in the cage and take any attention of his performance and win. It was the right time more a personal moment. More to the point well well over due @bigpaulcraig @cowabungard @michaelblair971 #ufc263 #mma #winning #blackbelt #bjj #bearjew #scottishhitsquad

Sitting right next to him when it happened was Jamahal Hill, who was also the first man to offer his congratulations. The two teams had apparently had their own post-fight celebrations together.

UFC 263 marked the first loss on Hill’s record as he drops to an 8-1 (1 NC) slate. Craig, on the other hand, is on a three-fight win streak as he improves to 15-4-1.