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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
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $218,200 USD
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 74.5" (189cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Team Rough House
  • 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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Paul Daley MMA Fight Record

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
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
Round 2 of 3
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
#28 Greatest Fight of All Time
#64 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#4 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
#3 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#8 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
#24 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
#29 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 Acacio
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
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
#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
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
MFC 19 : Long Time Coming
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 FX3 2005.10.15
Loss | Submission | Choke Pat Healy SportFight 2005.07.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Sami Berik FX3 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 UKMMAC 6 2004.02.29
Loss | Submission | Choke James Nicholl UKMMAC 5 2003.11.02
Loss | Submission | Choke Florentim Amorim Cage Warriors 2003.07.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches John Connelly EB 3 2003.06.29

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