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Paul Taylor
Born 1980 (age 29–30)
Walsall, England
Other names Relentless
Nationality British
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Fighting out of Walsall, England
MMA record
Total 17
Wins 10
By knockout 5
By submission 2
Losses 5
Draws 1
No contests 1

Paul Taylor (born 1980) is a mixed martial artist from Walsall, England. He stands 6'0" and weighs 170 lb (77 kg). He has a record of 10 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw and 1 no contest.



Paul Taylor from Team Supreme MMA in Cannock ( 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 UFC

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 all three occasions when he has been defeated in the UFC.

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10-5-1 United Kingdom John Hathaway Decision (Unanimous) UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera 02009-11-14 November 14, 2009 3 5:00 England England
Win 10-4-1 Germany Peter Sobotta Decision (Unanimous) UFC 99: The Comeback 02009-06-13 June 13, 2009 3 5:00 Germany Germany
Loss 9-4-1 United States Chris Lytle Decision (Unanimous) UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben 02008-10-18 18 October 2008 3 5:00 England England Won Fight of the Night Honors
Win 9-3-1 France Jess Liaudin Decision (Split) UFC 85: Bedlam 02008-06-07 7 June 2008 3 5:00 England England
Loss 8-3-1 England Paul Kelly Decision (Unanimous) UFC 80: Rapid Fire 02008-01-19 19 January 2008 3 5:00 England England Won Fight of the Night Honors
Loss 8-2-1 United States Marcus Davis Submission (Armbar) UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion 02007-09-08 8 September 2007 1 4:14 England England Won Fight of the Night Honors
Win 8-1-1 Brazil Edilberto de Oliveira TKO (Strikes) UFC 70: Nations Collide 02007-04-21 21 April 2007 3 0:37 England England
zNC 7-1-1 England Che Mills No Contest Cage Rage - Contenders 3 02006-11-12 12 November 2006 1 England England
Win 7-1-1 Wales Paul Jenkins KO (Punch) Road to Tokyo 02006-10-15 15 October 2006 1 1:08 England England
Loss 6-1-1 Japan Yuki Sasaki Submission (Armbar) Pain and Glory 2006 02006-05-06 6 May 2006 1 England England
Win 6-0-1 Lithuania Jonas Majauskas TKO (Strikes) Walsall Fight Night 02006-03-05 5 March 2006 1 0:53 England England
Win 5-0-1 Croatia Zelg Galesic TKO (Injury) Urban Destruction 1 02005-04-10 10 April 2005 3 England England
Win 4-0-1 United States Carl Morgan Submission (Kimura) CFC 3 - Cage Carnage 02005-03-06 6 March 2005 3 England England
Win 3-0-1 Netherlands Daan Kooiman TKO (Strikes) CFC 2 - Cage Carnage 02004-11-14 14 November 2004 1 England England
Win 2-0-1 England John Flemming Submission (Guillotine Choke) Pain and Glory 2004 02004-04-24 24 April 2004 1 England England
Win 1-0-1 France Jess Liaudin Decision Cage Rage 2 02003-02-22 22 February 2003 3 5:00 England England
zDraw 0-0-1 England Matt Ewin Draw Cage Rage 1 02002-09-07 7 September 2002 N/A England England



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