Paul Felder Biography

Paul Felder

Quick Facts Of Paul Felder

Celebrated Name Paul Felder
Age 35 Years
Nick Name The Irish Dragon
Birth Name Paul Felder
Birth Date 1984-04-25
Gender Male
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Place Of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity Irish American
Horoscope Taurus
Education Ridley High School, University of the Arts
Educational Qualification Graduate
Marital Status Unmarried
Height 1.8 m ( 5 feet and 11 inches )
Weight 70 kg (154 lbs)
Body Build/Type Athletic
Reach 1.79 m
Source of Wealth Mixed Martial Arts Career
Famous For Three-time UFC Performance of the Night award winner

Paul Felder is an American professional mixed martial artist. He is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He competes in the Lightweight division. He started his professional mixed martial arts career in 2011. As of September 2019, he has recorded 17 wins and 4 losses. As of August 2019, he ranks at number 10 in the official UFC lightweight rankings. He has also competed for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships. 

What is Paul Felder Famous For?

  • CFFC Lightweight Champion. 
  • Three-time UFC Performance of the Night award winner.

Paul Felder Fight

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Where was Paul Felder Born?

Paul Felder was born on 25 April 1984. His birth place is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He has Irish ancestry. Information about his parents is not available. 

He began training in martial arts at an early age. He started training Tae Kwon Do and Karate around the age 12. A talented junior, Felder competed in the Junior Olympics for Tae Kwon Do with his cousin Niko Portillo. 

He attended Ridley High School. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the University of the Arts. He graduated in acting in 2008. 

While in college, he began training in Muay Thai. He later transitioned into mixed martial arts. He compiled an amateur MMA record of 3-1 before turning pro. 

Paul Felder Career

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Professional Career

Felder turned professional mixed martial artist in 2011. 

He competed entirely in his native Mid-Atlantic state. 

He fought mostly for the regional promotion Cage Fury Fighting Championships. 

He won the Cage Fury Lightweight Championships defeating Marc Stevens. 

He defended his title against Craig Johnson. 

Paul Felder UFC

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UFC

He signed with UFC in August 2014. 

He made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 54 against Jason Saggo on 4 October 2014. He won the fight by split decision. 

He earned his first Performance of the Night award for his second-round knockout win against Danny Castillo at UFC 182 on 3 January 2015.

He pulled out of the fight against Jim Miller at UFC on Fox 15 due to knee injury. 

He lost to Edson Barboza by unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 16 on 25 July 2015. Both fighters earned Fight of the Night honors. 

He was defeated by Ross Pearson at UFC 191 on 5 September 2015. 

He defeated Daron Cruickshank via submission at UFC Fight Night 81 on 17 January 2016. 

He then defeated Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 88 on 29 May 2016. 

He lost to Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 95 on 24 September 2016. 

He defeated Alessandro Ricci at UFC Fight Night 104 on 19 February 2017. He also earned his second Performance of the Night bonus award. 

He defeated Stevie Ray at UFC Fight Night 113 on 16 July 2017. He also won his third Performance of the Night bonus award. 

He lost against Mike Perry in a welterweight bout at UFC 226 on 7 July 2018. 

He defeated James Vick at UFC on ESPN 1 on 17 February 2019. 

He defeated Edson Barboza by a controversial split decision at UFC 242 on 7 September 2019. 13 out of 16 MMA media outlets scored the bout in favor of Barboza. 

Paul Felder Contract

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Championships and Honors

Cage Fury Fighting Championships

CFFC Lightweight Championship (One time)

  • One successful title defense vs. Craig Johnson

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Performance of the Night (Three times)
  • Fight of the Night (One time)

MMAJunkie.com

  • 2015 January Knockout of the Month vs. Danny Castillo

CombatPress.com

  • 2018 Broadcast Analyst of the Year

Paul Felder Record

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Who is Paul Felder Married to?

Paul Felder maintains a low profile regarding his personal life. He has an Instagram account @felderpaul with over 131k followers. His posts on his Instagram account shows he does not have a life partner. He is reportedly unmarried and single. However, he has a cute daughter, reportedly from his previous relationship. 

What are Paul Felder Body Measurements?

Paul Felder stands at a height of 1.8 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a body weight of 155 lbs i.e. 70 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a reach of 1.79 m. 

Paul Felder Weight

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What is Paul Felder Net Worth?

Paul Felder earns from his professional mixed martial arts career. He is currently signed to the UFC. His income comes from contracts, endorsements, and bonuses. His net worth will be updated soon. 

Did You Know?

  • Felder's cousin, Niko Portillo was the main inspiration for him to start his fighting career.
  • He has a 2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo.
  • He has a black belt in Shotokan Karate.
  • He has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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