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Paul Taylor (born 1980) is a mixed martial artist from Walsall, England. He stands 6'0" and weighs Template:Convert/LoffAonDbSoff. He has a record of 10 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw and 1 no contest.

BiographyEdit

Paul Taylor now fighting for Koabon, Liverpool is a former WPKC world kickboxing champion.[1] Taylor got into MMA after a friend needed a sparring partner.[2] Taylor had given up kickboxing after becoming disillusioned at the lack of money in the sport.

After giving up Kickboxing, Taylor decided to retrain as a carpenter [3] whilst doing MMA on the side, but eventually trained MMA full time.

Career in the UFCEdit

Taylor sent a DVD of his fighting to UFC to try and secure a contract with the organisation, and they signed him up immediately.[2]

In his first fight in the UFC Taylor stopped previously undefeated Edilberto de Oliveira via strikes early in the third round.[4] His fight at UFC 75 was a loss via armbar submission to Marcus Davis. Although Taylor lost the fight he came close to winning with the referee seconds away from stopping the action due to Taylor connecting with a high kick and landing several blows on a rocked Davis.[5] Due to its high pace and excitement the fight was awarded Fight of the Night.[6]

His next fight at UFC 80 was a loss via Decision (Unanimous) to fellow Brit Paul Kelly.[7] Although he lost, Taylor along with Kelly was awarded $35,000 as a bonus for Fight of the Night.[8] This was the second time that Taylor had won the award. Taylor fought Jess Liaudin at UFC 85. The pair first fought at a Cage Warriors event in February 2003, when Liaudin suffered a defeat after the fight went to a judges’ decision.[9] The rematch at was also won by Taylor by Split decision.[10]

Taylor met UFC veteran Chris Lytle at UFC 89[11] which took place at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.[11] Lytle won a unanimous decision. The judges scoring it 29-28 (twice) and 30-27.[12] The decision resulted in loud boos and Taylor was surprised at Lytle being awarded the judges’ decision.[12] Sherdog, MMAWeekly and MMAJunkie thought Taylor had won the decision.[12][13][14] The fight was awarded fight of the night by the UFC and both fighters received $40,000 following their exciting, action packed fight.[15] Although this was Taylor's third defeat in the octagon, he has won Fight of the Night awards on three occasions when he has been defeated in the UFC.

Taylor next fought John Hathaway at UFC 105 in Manchester, England, losing via unanimous decision.

Taylor will next face John Gunderson at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This will also be a change in weight classes for Taylor, dropping from 170 to 155 to fight as a lightweight in the UFC.[16]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
United States flag John Gunderson UFC 112: Invincible 02010-
April
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April 10, 2010
United Arab Emirates flag Abu Dhabi, UAE
Loss 10-5-1 England flag John Hathaway Decision (Unanimous) UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera 02009-
November
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 14, 2009
3 5:00 England flag Manchester, England
Win 10-4-1 Germany flag Peter Sobotta Decision (Unanimous) UFC 99: The Comeback 02009-
June
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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June 13, 2009
3 5:00 Germany flag Germany
Loss 9-4-1 United States flag Chris Lytle Decision (Unanimous) UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben 02008-
October
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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18 October 2008
3 5:00 England flag England Won Fight of the Night Honours
Win 9-3-1 France flag Jess Liaudin Decision (Split) UFC 85: Bedlam 02008-
June
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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7 June 2008
3 5:00 England flag England
Loss 8-3-1 England flag Paul Kelly Decision (Unanimous) UFC 80: Rapid Fire 02008-
January
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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19 January 2008
3 5:00 England flag England Won Fight of the Night Honours
Loss 8-2-1 United States flag Marcus Davis Submission (Armbar) UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion 02007-
September
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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8 September 2007
1 4:14 England flag England Won Fight of the Night Honours
Win 8-1-1 Brazil flag Edilberto de Oliveira TKO (Strikes) UFC 70: Nations Collide 02007-
April
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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21 April 2007
3 0:37 England flag England
zNC 7-1-1 England flag Che Mills No Contest Cage Rage - Contenders 3 02006-
November
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
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12 November 2006
1 England flag England
Win 7-1-1 Wales flag Paul Jenkins KO (Punch) Road to Tokyo 02006-
October
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15 October 2006
1 1:08 England flag England
Loss 6-1-1 Japan flag Yuki Sasaki Submission (Armbar) Pain and Glory 2006 02006-
May
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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6 May 2006
1 England flag England
Win 6-0-1 Lithuania flag Jonas Majauskas TKO (Strikes) Walsall Fight Night 02006-
March
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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5 March 2006
1 0:53 England flag England
Win 5-0-1 Croatia flag Zelg Galesic TKO (Injury) Urban Destruction 1 02005-
April
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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10 April 2005
3 England flag England
Win 4-0-1 United States flag Carl Morgan Submission (Kimura) CFC 3 - Cage Carnage 02005-
March
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6 March 2005
3 England flag England
Win 3-0-1 Netherlands flag Daan Kooiman TKO (Strikes) CFC 2 - Cage Carnage 02004-
November
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14 November 2004
1 England flag England
Win 2-0-1 England flag John Flemming Submission (Guillotine Choke) Pain and Glory 2004 02004-
April
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24 April 2004
1 England flag England
Win 1-0-1 France flag Jess Liaudin Decision Cage Rage 2 02003-
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22 February 2003
3 5:00 England flag England
zDraw 0-0-1 England flag Matt Ewin Draw Cage Rage 1 02002-
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7 September 2002
N/A England flag England

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=12765
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/midlands-news/2008/10/15/mixed-martial-arts-fighter-from-walsall-faces-his-toughest-opponent-at-ufc-in-birmingham-66331-22042127/
  3. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/boxingandmma/3210489/Paul-Taylors-chance-to-hammer-home-UFC-talent-Boxing-and-MMA.html
  4. http://archive.is/20120712221644/mmajunkie.com/news/2616/luke-cummo-im-fighting-edilberto-crocota-on-sept-19.mma
  5. http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/ufc-75-champion-vs-champion-play-by-play-8918
  6. http://archive.is/20120713045232/mmajunkie.com/news/2831/marcus-davis-scores-80000-in-ufc-75-bonuses-possibly-fighting-in-january.mma
  7. http://archive.is/20120711062933/mmajunkie.com/news/3552/ufc-80-rapid-fire-live-results-and-round-by-round-updates.mma
  8. http://archive.is/20120711221520/mmajunkie.com/news/3557/ufc-issues-140000-in-ufc-80-bonuses.mma
  9. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/ufc/article933149.ece
  10. http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/ufc-85-play-by-play-13104
  11. 11.0 11.1 http://www.mmaontap.com/mma/category/paul-taylor/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/ufc-89-play-by-play-14826
  13. http://archive.is/20120710102702/mmajunkie.com/news/13043/ufc-89-live-results-and-round-by-round-updates.mma
  14. http://web.archive.org/20081021071048/www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=7369&zoneid=13
  15. http://web.archive.org/20081022063759/www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=7384&zoneid=13
  16. http://www.mmamania.com/2010/2/4/1293056/paul-taylor-drops-down-to#comments
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