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Paul Daley

Paul "Semtex" Daley

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  • Name: Paul Daley
  • MMA Record: 36-13-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Semtex
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1983.02.21
  • Last Fight: February 27, 2015 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Rough House
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 74.5" (189cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $218,200 USD
  • Born: London, England
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Nottingham, England
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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One of the most powerful and gifted strikers in the mixed martial arts world, Paul “Semtex” Daley began his professional MMA career in 2003. He has delivered knockouts in almost all of his wins, usually in brutal fashion.


Daley represents an entirely new level of striker in modern day MMA. He has knocked out some of the world’s top 170-pound fighters, including Martin Kampmann, Dustin Hazelett, Duane Ludwig, and many others.


Perhaps the only aspect of Daley’s game more impressive than his punching power is his trash talking ability in lead up to his fights. The most famous example occurred before his 2010 fight with UFC contender Josh Koscheck, as the two welterweights exchanged truly vicious taunts, accusations and insults back and forth before their high intensity contest. Koscheck ground out a Unanimous Decision victory when they finally met, using his superior wrestling to keep Daley on the mat for most of the fight. Near the end of the third round, Koscheck continued whispering insults to Daley while controlling him on the ground, which provoked Daley to take a swing at Koscheck after the final bell had sounded. Daley was promptly cut from the UFC because of the cheap shot, and UFC President Dana White claims that Paul Daley will never fight in the Octagon again.


Since leaving the UFC Daley has fought for some smaller promotions and after a win over Scott Smith he received a title shot against Nick Diaz in the Strikeforce promotion. He would lose by TKO in the first round but not before he had a chance to rock Diaz and almost finish the fight. He would fight twice more, losing by decision to Tyron Woodley and Kazuo Misaki for the promotion. He has since signed with Bellator and came away with a TKO victory over Rudy Bears in his first fight for them. Since that fight Daley has fought for 5 different promotions and amassed a record of 4-1. His most recent victory was for BAMMA over Romario Manoel da Silva .

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Paul Daley MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Dennis Olson
36-13-2 14-8-0

Bellator 140: Lima vs. Koreshkov
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.07.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

André Santos
35-13-2 37-9-0

Bellator 134: Newton vs. McGeary
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.02.27
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Douglas Lima Bellator 134 2015.02.27
Reason: Lima Knee Injury
Win | KO/TKO
3:40 Round 2 of 3, 8:40 Total

Marinho Moreira da Rocha
34-13-2 28-6-0

BAMMA 16: Daley vs. da Rocha
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.09.13
Referee: Mark Woodard
Cancelled Bout Igor Fernandes BAMMA 16 2014.09.13
Reason: Fernandes Broken Tibia
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:42 Round 2 of 3, 6:42 Total

Romario Manoel da Silva
33-13-2 24-11-1

BAMMA 14: Daley vs. da Silva
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.12.14
Odds: -420 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.6 lbs (76.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Alexander Yakovlev
33-12-2 20-4-1

Legend Part 2: Invasion
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.11.08
Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Łukasz Chlewicki
32-12-2 10-2-1

Cage Warriors 57
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.07.20
Odds: -1500 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs (76.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:02 Round 2 of 3, 6:02 Total

Rodrigo Ribeiro
31-12-2 9-10-0

Dubai FC 4
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.05.10
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
4:12 Round 2 of 3, 9:12 Total

Patrick Vallee
30-12-2 9-4-1

Cage Contender 16
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.02.23
Referee: Dave Jones
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:45 Round 1 of 3

Rudy Bears
29-12-2 14-10-0

Bellator 72: 2012 Summer Series 2
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.07.20
Odds: -660 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.3 lbs (77.2 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kazuo Misaki
29-11-2 24-11-2

Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.03.03
Odds: -360 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $45,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Jerry Krzys
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Luigi Fioravanti
28-11-2 22-10-0

Ringside MMA 12
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.10.21
Weigh-In: 170.4 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Philippe Chartier
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jordan Radev
27-11-2 23-4-0

BAMMA 7: Wallhead vs. Trigg
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 176 lbs

2011.09.10
Weigh-In: 176.0 lbs (79.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Woodard
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Tyron Woodley
27-10-2 8-0-0

Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.07.30
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Evangelista Santos Strikeforce 2011.07.30
Reason: Santos Shoulder Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:57 Round 1 of 5

Nick Diaz
27-9-2 24-7-0

Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170

2011.04.09
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $65,000 Base | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs (76.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#26 Greatest Fight of All Time
#70 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#3 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
#3 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#8 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
#23 Greatest Comeback of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:46 Round 1 of 3

Yuya Shirai
26-9-2 20-8-1

BAMMA 5: Daley vs Shirai
Main Event | Catchweight | 171 lbs

2011.02.26
Weigh-In: 170.4 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Marc Woodard
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:09 Round 1 of 3

Scott Smith
25-9-2 17-7-0

Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.12.04
Odds: -375 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#29 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#6 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jorge Masvidal
24-9-2 20-5-0

Shark Fights 13
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.09.11
Odds: -320 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 172.0 lbs (78.0 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Win | Submission | Elbow
1:15 Round 3 of 3, 11:15 Total

Daniel Acácio
23-9-2 21-9-0

Impact FC 2: The Uprising - Sydney
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.07.17
Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Josh Koscheck
23-8-2 14-4-0

UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.05.08
Odds: +237 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Kay & Aace - Movin' That
Cancelled Bout Carlos Condit UFC 108 2010.01.02
Reason: Condit Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:24 Round 1 of 3

Dustin Hazelett
22-8-2 12-4-0

UFC 108: Evans vs Silva
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 172 lbs

2010.01.02
Odds: -102 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $84,200 ($16,200 Base, $18K Bonus, $50K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 172.0 lbs (78.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Kay & Aace - Movin' That
#24 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
UFC 108 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:31 Round 1 of 3

Martin Kampmann
21-8-2 15-2-0

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.09.19
Odds: +293 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Kay & Aace - Movin' That
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Porfirio Alves Jr.

World Freefight Challenge

2009.04.18
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Aurelijus Kerpe

United Kingdom Regional

2009.03.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nick Thompson
19-7-2 37-10-1

MFC 20: Destined for Greatness
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.02.20
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 171.5 lbs (77.8 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:18 Round 2 of 3, 7:18 Total

John Alessio
18-7-2 24-11-0

Maximum Fighting Championship
Main Card | Catchweight | 175 lbs

2008.12.05
Weigh-In: 174.0 lbs (78.9 kgs) | Referee: John Braak
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:47 Round 2 of 5, 8:47 Total

Jake Shields
18-6-2 21-4-1

EliteXC: Heat
Main Card | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170

2008.10.04
Odds: +470 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Bojan Kosednar

Cage Warriors

2008.07.12
Win | KO/TKO | Elbow
2:12 Round 1 of 3

Sam Morgan
16-6-2 19-9-0

ShoXC 4
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.01.25
Odds: -410 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 171.7 lbs (77.9 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Mark Weir

Cage Rage

2007.09.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:42 Round 2 of 3, 5:42 Total

Duane Ludwig
14-6-2 15-6-0

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.06.22
Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Jon Schorle
Win | Submission | Punch

Paul Jenkins

Cage Rage

2007.04.21
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Daniel Weichel

United Kingdom Regional

2007.03.10
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Luiz Azeredo

Cage Rage

2006.12.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Sol Gilbert

Cage Rage

2006.09.30
Loss | Submission | Choke

Satoru Kitaoka

Pancrase

2006.08.27
Win | Decision | Majority

Ross Mason

Cage Rage

2006.07.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Dave Strasser

Cage Rage

2006.04.22
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Blake Fredrickson

Genesis Fights

2006.03.19
Loss | KO/TKO

Jean Silva

Cage Rage

2006.02.04
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Joey van Wanrooij

Cage Rage

2005.12.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Peter Angerer

United Kingdom Regional

2005.10.15
Loss | Submission | Choke

Pat Healy

SportFight

2005.07.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Sami Berik

United Kingdom Regional

2005.06.18
Draw

Paul Jenkins

Cage Rage

2005.04.30
Draw

Abdul Mohamed

Cage Warriors

2004.12.18
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Jess Liaudin

Cage Rage

2004.11.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Paul Jenkins

Cage Warriors

2004.09.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Xavier Foupa-Pokam

Cage Rage

2004.07.10
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Lee Doski

United Kingdom Regional

2004.02.29
Loss | Submission | Choke

James Nicholl

United Kingdom Regional

2003.11.02
Loss | Submission | Choke

Florentim Amorim

Cage Warriors

2003.07.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

John Connelly

Extreme Brawl UK

2003.06.29

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