Paul Creighton (born July 4, 1970) born in USA is an American mixed martial arts fighter. He competes in the Lightweight division. He lost his last fight at UFC 37 - High Impact at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana on May 10, 2002 against B.J. Penn.
Paul Creighton has studied Martial Arts since the age of five. A Sport Jujitsu Middleweight World Champion in 2000, Creighton was the United States Sport Jujitsu team captain in 1998 and 2000, and a member of the three-time World Champion USA Sport Jujitsu team. As a competitive wrestler in high school and [college]], Creighton compiled a 134-16-1 (win-loss-tie) record and was a Junior Olympic Gold Medalist. Paul has competed extensively in many competitions including mixed martial arts in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he fought BJ Penn.
Creighton's training covers various styles of Martial Arts. Paul was awarded his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Renzo Gracie in 2005. He has also earned Black Belts in Goshin Jutsu Karate, Judo, and Japanese Jujitsu. While Paul was in New York City he trained in boxing under one of New York’s best boxing trainers, Thomas Malloy. Since the mid-1990s, Creighton has studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the guidance of Renzo Gracie. Renzo Gracie is recognized as one of the world’s best instructors and one of its best Mixed Martial Arts fighters.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|8||2 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||2-1||B.J. Penn||TKO (Strikes)||UFC 37 - High Impact||May 10, 2002||2||3:23||Louisiana, United States|
|Win||2-0||Thomas Denny||Submission (Armbar)||HFP - Holiday Fight Party||December 11, 1999||1||1:10|
|Win||1-0||Rob Drouin||Decision||CSO - Calhoun Submission Open||May 15, 1999||1||30:00||Georgia, United States|