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Paul Daley

Paul "Semtex" Daley

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  • Name: Paul Daley
  • Professional MMA Record: 34-13-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Semtex
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.02.21
  • Last Fight: December 14, 2013 in BAMMA
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 169.6 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 .

Last updated 04.06.2014, 8:21 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Marinho Moreira da Rocha

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

2014.09.13
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
Ref: Marc Goddard

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

2013.12.14
Odds: -420 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 169.6 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Alexander Yakovlev
Ref: Herb Dean

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

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

Łukasz Chlewicki
Ref: Marc Goddard

Cage Warriors 57
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.07.20
Odds: -1500 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:02 Round 2 of 3, 6:02 Total

Rodrigo Ribeiro

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
Ref: Dave Jones

Cage Contender 16
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

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

Rudy Bears
Ref: Troy Waugh

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

2012.07.20
Odds: -660 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 170.25 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kazuo Misaki
Ref: Jerry Krzys

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

Luigi Fioravanti
Ref: Philippe Chartier

Ringside MMA 12
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.10.21
Weigh-In: 170.4 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jordan Radev
Ref: Marc Woodard

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

2011.09.10
Weigh-In: 176.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Tyron Woodley
Ref: John McCarthy

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

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

Nick Diaz
Ref: John McCarthy

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
#27 Greatest Fight of All Time
#69 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
#27 Greatest Comeback of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:46 Round 1 of 3

Yuya Shirai
Ref: Marc Woodard

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

2011.02.26
Weigh-In: 170.4 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:09 Round 1 of 3

Scott Smith
Ref: John McCarthy

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

2010.12.04
Odds: -375 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 169.75 lbs
#31 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#6 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jorge Masvidal
Ref: Kerry Hatley

Shark Fights 13
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.09.11
Odds: -320 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 172.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Elbow
1:15 Round 3 of 3, 11:15 Total

Daniel Acácio
Ref: John McCarthy

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

2010.07.17
Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Josh Koscheck
Ref: Dan Miragliotta

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

2010.05.08
Odds: +237 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
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
Ref: Herb Dean

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
Walkout Music: Kay & Aace - Movin' That
#25 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
Ref: Yves Lavigne

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

2009.09.19
Odds: +293 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
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

UG

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

Nick Thompson

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

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

John Alessio
Ref: John Braak

Maximum Fighting Championship
Main Card | Catchweight | 175 lbs

2008.12.05
Weigh-In: 174.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:47 Round 2 of 5, 8:47 Total

Jake Shields
Ref: Jorge Alonso

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
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Bojan Kosednar

Cage Warriors

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

Sam Morgan

ShoXC 4
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.01.25
Odds: -410 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 171.7 lbs
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
Ref: Jon Schorle

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
Win | Submission | Punch

Paul Jenkins

Cage Rage

2007.04.21
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Daniel Weichel

FX3

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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