UFC on FOX 3 Results: What We Learned from John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss

Jeffrey McKinneyContributor IIIMay 5, 2012

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Two of the UFC's top rising welterweights met as England's own John Hathaway met Germany's Pascal Krauss at the UFC on Fox 3 prelims.

Krauss and Hathaway had a combined record of 25-1 with 18 finishes. 

Hathaway would leave the bout the victor though, winning by unanimous decision after dominating Pascal with his striking and wrestling. 

What We'll Remember About This Fight: 

Although it was his sixth straight fight that ended in decision, Hathaway tried his best to finish the fight. Hathaway had Krauss hurt badly after landing a hard knee. Hathaway continued to punish Krauss in the third after landing a few flying knees and punches. 

What We Learned About Hathaway:

Now 16-1, Hathaway proved that he is ready to be tested by a higher level welterweight. 

Hathaway used his striking to keep Krauss at bay and showed that he is not only a threat with his wrestling, but also his striking. 

What We Learned About Krauss:

Although Krauss came into the fight 10-0, tonight's loss proved that he still has some work to do. 

Krauss came into this bout after a long 18-month layoff thanks to shoulder surgery. While one can debate whether or not "ring rust" was an issue or not, Krauss was just outclassed tonight. 

Krauss did prove that he had a lot of heart after being stunned in the first round by Hathaway's knee.

What's Next for Hathaway: 

Hathaway is ready for another step up in competition. Fellow Brit John Maguire is coming off a win. If the UFC wants to test Hathaway even more they could set him up in a fight against Rory MacDonald, who is also coming off of a win. 

What's Next for Krauss:

With this being Krauss' first loss, he should look to bounce back against a relativity known name. Che Mills and Papy Abedi came into the UFC on long winning streaks but are coming off losses. One of these fighters could be next for Krauss.