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Paul Daley British professional mixed martial artist who has fought for EliteXC, Cage Rage, Strikeforce, Maximum Fighting Championship, Cage Warriors, Pancrase and currently for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is ranked as the #8 Welterweight in the world by He is also ranked by MMAWeekly as the #5 Welterweight in the world.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Paul was first introduced to martial arts when he began taking karate at the age of 8, Paul has developed into one of the top strikers in all of the United Kingdom. Primarily based in the UK, Daley has been known to hold portions of his training camp in Holland, the number one producer of K-1 heavyweight champions and home to some of the world's most technical Muay Thai strikers. In addition to his training in Holland, Daley is also a member of Team Rough House.

Daley is the current Cage Rage welterweight champion. Paul has had notable fights against Jake Shields for the EliteXC welterweight championship and UFC veteran John Alessio.

Daley was set to fight Jay Hieron at Affliction: Trilogy, but the bout was scrapped due to Affliction Entertainment folding.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipsEdit

He later signed a four fight contract with the UFC, following Affliction's collapse. Daley's first fight was scheduled to be on the preliminary card of UFC 103 against Brian Foster, which was due to air on ESPN UK, prior to the main card. However, on September 4, it was announced that Paul Daley had agreed to step in for Mike Swick, who suffered an injury during training and was unable to fight Martin Kampmann at UFC 103.

In his UFC debut, Daley put in an aggressive performance, defeating Kampmann via first round stoppage due to strikes.

Daley was expected to face Carlos Condit on January 2, 2010 at UFC 108. However, Condit would be forced off the card after suffering a severe cut to his hand. He was replaced by Dustin Hazelett.

After failing to make the stipulated 170 lb for the Hazelett fight, Daley was fined 10% of his fight purse. The bout was fought at a catchweight of 172 lbs. Daley defeated Hazelett via first round knockout.

Paul Daley's next fight will be at UFC 113 against Josh Koscheck.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
United States flag Josh Koscheck UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2 02010-05-088 May 2010 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 23–8–2 United States flag Dustin Hazelett KO (Punches) UFC 108: Evans vs Silva 02010-01-02January 2, 2010 1 2:24 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US Fought at Catchweight; Won Knockout of the Night
Win 22–8–2 Denmark flag Martin Kampmann TKO (Punches) UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort 02009-09-1919 September 2009 1 2:31 United States flag Dallas, Texas, US UFC Debut
Win 21–8–2 Brazil flag Junior Barata TKO (Punches) WFC 8: D-Day 02009-04-1818 April 2009 1 2:29 Slovenia flag Ljubljana, Slovenia
Win 20–8–2 Lithuania flag Aurelijus Kerpe KO (Knee and Punches) UG – Ultimate Gladiators 02009-03-2929 March 2009 1 1:35 England flag Nottingham, England
Loss 19–8–2 United States flag Nick Thompson Decision (Unanimous) MFC 20: Destined for Greatness 02009-02-2020 February 2009 3 5:00 Canada flag Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 19–7–2 Canada flag John Alessio TKO (Punches) MFC 19: Long Time Coming 02008-12-055 December 2008 2 2:18 Canada flag Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 18–7–2 United States flag ShieldsJake Shields Submission (Armbar) EliteXC: Heat 02008-10-044 October 2008 2 3:47 United States flag Sunrise, Florida, US For EliteXC Welterweight Title
Win 18–6–2 Slovenia flag KosednarBojan Kosednar KO (Punch) Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 7 02008-07-1212 July 2008 1 4:53 England flag Nottingham, England
Win 17–6–2 United States flag MorganSam Morgan KO (Elbow) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series 02008-01-2525 January 2008 1 2:12 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
Win 16–6–2 England flag WeirMark Weir TKO (Punches) Cage Rage 23: Unbelievable 02007-09-2222 September 2007 2 2:14 England flag London, England Wins Cage Rage Welterweight Championship
Win 15–6–2 United States flag LudwigDuane Ludwig TKO (Punches) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni 02007-06-2222 June 2007 2 0:42 United States flag San Jose, California, US
Win 14–6–2 Wales flag JenkinsPaul Jenkins Submission (Punch to the Body) Cage Rage 21: Judgement Day 02007-04-2121 April 2007 2 0:41 England flag Nottingham, England Retains Cage Rage British Welterweight Championship
Win 13–6–2 Germany flag WeichelDaniel Weichel KO (Knee) FX3 – Fight Night 4 02007-03-1010 March 2007 1 2:53 England flag London, England Wins FX3 Welterweight Championship
Loss 12–6–2 Brazil flag AzeredoLuiz Azeredo Decision (Unanimous) Cage Rage 19: Fearless 02006-12-099 December 2006 3 5:00 England flag London, England
Win 12–5–2 England flag GilbertSol Gilbert KO (Punches) Cage Rage 18: Battleground 02006-09-3030 September 2006 2 2:59 England flag London, England Retains Cage Rage British Welterweight Championship
Loss 11–5–2 Japan flag KitaokaSatoru Kitaoka Submission (Guillotine Choke) Pancrase – Blow 6 02006-08-2727 August 2006 1 2:54 Japan flag Yokohama, Japan
Win 11–4–2 England flag MasonRoss Mason Decision (Majority) Cage Rage 17: Ultimate Challenge 02006-07-011 July 2006 3 5:00 England flag London, England Wins Cage Rage British Welterweight Championship
Win 10–4–2 United States flag StrasserDave Strasser Decision (Unanimous) Cage Rage 16: Critical Condition 02006-04-2222 April 2006 3 5:00 England flag London, England
Win 9–4–2 Canada flag FredricksonBlake Fredrickson Decision (Unanimous) UFCF: Brawl at the Mall 2 02006-03-1818 March 2006 2 2:00 United States flag Washington, United States
Loss 8–4–2 Brazil flag SilvaJean Silva TKO (Dislocated Thumb) Cage Rage 15: Adrenaline Rush 02006-02-044 February 2006 2 4:40 England flag London, England
Win 8–3–2 Netherlands flag WanrooijJoey Van Wanrooij Decision (Unanimous) Cage Rage 14: Punishment 02005-12-033 December 2005 3 5:00 England flag London, England
Win 7–3–2 Germany flag AngererPeter Angerer TKO (Punches) FX3: Battle of Britain 02005-10-1515 October 2005 1 3:28 England flag London, England
Loss 6–3–2 United States flag HealyPat Healy Submission (Guillotine Choke) SF 11: Rumble at the Rose Garden 02005-07-099 July 2005 2 3:15 United States flag Portland, Oregon
Win 6–2–2 Turkey flag BerikSami Berik TKO FX3: Xplosion 02005-06-1818 June 2005 1 3:03 England flag Reading, England
Draw 5–2–2 Wales flag CurranPaul Jenkins Draw Cage Rage 11: Face Off 02004-04-3030 April 2004 3 5:00 England flag London, England For the Cage Rage British Welterweight Championship
Draw 5–2–1 Wales flag MohamedAbdul Mohamed Draw CWFC 9: Xtreme Xmas 02004-12-1818 December 2004 5 5:00 England flag Sheffield, England
Win 5–2 France flag LiaudinJess Liaudin TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Cage Rage 9: No Mercy 02004-11-2727 November 2004 1 5:00 England flag London, England
Win 4–2 Wales flag JenkinsPaul Jenkins TKO (Punches) CWFC 8: Brutal Force 02004-09-1818 September 2004 2 2:56 England flag Sheffield, England
Win 3–2 France flag PokamXavier Foupa-Pokam KO (Punch) Cage Rage 7: Battle of Britain 02004-07-1010 July 2004 1 N/A England flag London, England
Win 2–2 England flag DoskiLee Doski TKO (Punches and Elbows) UKMMAC 6: Extreme Warriors 02004-02-2929 February 2004 1 0:41 England flag Essex, England
Loss 1–2 England flag NichollJames Nicholl Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UKMMAC 5: Mean Intentions 02003-11-022 November 2003 2 3:41 England flag Essex, England
Loss 1–1 France flag AmorimFlorentim Amorim Submission (Rear Naked Choke) CWFC 4: UK vs. France 02003-07-2727 July 2003 1 N/A England flag Hampshire, England
Win 1–0 England flag ConnellyJohn Connelly TKO (Punches) EB 3 – Extreme Brawl 3 02003-06-2929 June 2003 1 N/A England flag Bracknell, England

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