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Paul Felder

Paul "The Irish Dragon" Felder
  • Name: Paul Felder
  • MMA Record: 15-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Irish Dragon
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1985.04.25
  • Last Fight: December 02, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Renzo Gracie Pennsylvania
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 70.5" (179cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $316,000 USD
  • Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Paul Felder MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Al Iaquinta
15-3-0 13-3-1

Us UFC 223: Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2018.04.07
Win | KO/TKO
4:06 Round 2 of 3, 9:06 Total

Br Charles Oliveira
14-3-0 22-7-0

Us UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.12.02
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Al Iaquinta UFC 218 2017.12.02
Reason: Iaquinta Injury
Win | KO/TKO
3:57 Round 1 of 3

Sc Stevie Ray
13-3-0 21-6-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.07.16
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Grant Waterman
UFC Fight Night 113 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
4:44 Round 1 of 3

Ca Alex Ricci
12-3-0 10-4-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 105: Lewis vs. Browne
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.02.19
Odds: -370 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Brad Jardine
UFC Fight Night 105 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Gilbert Burns UFC 208 2017.02.11
Reason: Burns Injury
Loss | KO/TKO
2:25 Round 3 of 3, 12:25 Total

Br Francisco Trinaldo
12-2-0 20-4-0

Br UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.09.24
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Osiris Maia
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Josh Burkman
11-2-0 28-12-0

Us UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.05.29
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $42,000 ($21K Base, $21K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Win | Submission | Choke
3:56 Round 3 of 3, 13:56 Total

Us Daron Cruickshank
10-2-0 16-7-0

Us UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.01.17
Odds: -235 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 ($18K Base, $18K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Steve Rita
#10 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
#31 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Ross Pearson
10-1-0 17-9-0

Us UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.09.05
Odds: -460 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $18,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Edson Barboza
10-0-0 15-3-0

Us UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.07.25
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Rob Madrigal
#19 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
UFC on FOX 16 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Jim Miller UFC on FOX 15 2015.04.18
Reason: Felder Knee Injury
Cancelled Bout Johnny Case UFC UFN 59 2015.01.18
Reason: Felder Rescheduled to UFC 182
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:09 Round 2 of 3, 7:09 Total

Us Danny Castillo
9-0-0 17-7-0

Us UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.01.03
Odds: +235 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#3 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC 182 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Jason Saggo
8-0-0 10-1-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.10.04
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO
3:44 Round 2 of 5, 8:44 Total

Us Craig Johnson
7-0-0 6-2-0

Us CFFC 38: Webb vs. Stittgen
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.08.09
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Liam Kerrigan
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:03 Round 2 of 5, 9:03 Total

Us Marc Stevens
6-0-0 16-8-0

Us CFFC 33: Felder vs. Stevens
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.03.22
Referee: Bill Bookwalter
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Julian Lane
5-0-0 5-2-1

Us CFFC 28: Brenneman vs. Baker
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.10.26
Weigh-In: 155.8 lbs (70.7 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Corey Bleaken
4-0-0 1-0-0

Us CFFC 24: Sullivan vs. Becker
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.05.11
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:15 Round 1 of 3

Us Ricky Nuno
3-0-0 1-0-0

Us CFFC 20: Heckman vs. Martinez
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.02.08
Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Robert Fabrizi CFFC 19 2013.02.02
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | KO/TKO
1:10 Round 1 of 3

Us Khama Worthy
2-0-0 1-1-0

Us PFC: Pittsburgh Challenge Series 1
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.12.29
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Chip Snyder
Cancelled Bout Kenny Gaudreau Locked in the Cage 11 2012.10.06
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Judah Ciervo

Us Xtreme Fight Events Cage Wars

2012.03.03
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
2:31 Round 2 of 3, 7:31 Total

Us Mtume Goodrum
0-0-0 0-2-0

Us CFFC 12: Pollard vs Soto
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.12.10
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO

Us Chad Gudmundsson

Us Xtreme Caged Combat

2011.05.20
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:26 Round 1 of 3

Us Max Bohanan
2-0-0 2-0-0

Us New Breed Fighters 33: Ultimate MMA 3
Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 155

2010.10.08
Referee: Tom Velasquez
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 9:00 Total

Us Juan Vazquez
1-0-0 0-0-0

Us New Breed Fighters 31: Ultimate MMA Weekend 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.07.23
Referee: Donnie Carolei
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 9:00 Total

Us Mario Rodrigues
0-0-0 0-0-0

Us New Breed Fighters 24: Wilkies Warriors Against the World
Main Card

2009.08.15

Paul Felder Wiki Update Wiki

Paul Felder began training in Martial Arts when he was 12 with training in Karate and Tae Kwon Do. He grew up in tough Irish-Catholic neighborhood in south Philadelphia earning him the nickname The Irish Dragon.  He holds notable wins over Julian Lane and Marc Stevens. The win over Stevens earned him the Cage Fury Fighting Championship's lightweight title which he would successfully defend once before heading to the UFC.

He would win his UFC debut by Unanimous Decision over Jason Saggo keeping his undefeated professional record intact.  After his win over Saggo, Felder would then go on to score a major upset victory over Danny Castillo at UFC 182 with a first round KO.  This upset victory over Castillo started to direct attention towards Felder, with some considering him to be a future contender in the Lightweight division down the road.


Consequently, Felder was to be given one of his first big tests at UFC on FOX 15; where he was scheduled to fight Jim Miller.  Unfortunately, Felder would have to pull out of this bout with Miller due to a knee injury and would get replaced by Beneil Dariush.   After recovering from his knee injury, Felder would get another opportunity to face a high level opponent at 155 at UFC on FOX 16; in which, he would replace an injured Miles Jury to face off against top ten Lightweight Edson Barboza.  Felder and Barboza would put on an exciting, closely contested three round fight that would earn Fight Of The Night honors; but would ultimately result in a unanimous decision loss for Felder, the first of his career.  Even in defeat, however,  Felder had elevated his name after his fight against Barboza; confirming that he could compete with the best in the UFC's Lightweight Division.


Following his fight with Barboza, Felder would then go on to fight Ross Pearson at UFC 191.  Like his fight with Barboza, Pearson would give Felder another tough three round fight, resulting in a split decision loss for Felder; causing his record to fall to 10-2.

Last updated 10.11.2015, 5:08 PM ET
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