Around the Combat World

  (Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.) Dashon Johnson lost to Antonio Gutierrez [MD] Cornelius Bundrage defeated Carlos Molina [UD] Nieky Holzken defeated Ruslan Schelev [R6 KO] Paul Daley defeated Mohammad Ghadiabardeh [Decision...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Daley KO’s opponent at BAMMA 16 (Video)

Mixed martial arts fans around the globe cheered when Bellator MMA announced the re-signing of British bruiser Paul Daley two months ago. Prior to his Bellator return, Daley was scheduled to have one last bout overseas at BAMMA 16 against a Brazilian late replacement, Marinho Moreira da Rocha. After an enthralling first round, Daley came out looking for the finish in the second...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator Signs Up Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef

Bellator have swooped to sign two exciting strikers, Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef, ahead of their 11th season in September. Daley has fought once before in the Bellator cage, claiming a first round TKO win over Rudy Bears back in 2012, but he was then cut by the promotion due to legal and Visa issues ‘Semtex’ was facing due to a bar fight he’d been involved in back in his...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef Join Bellator MMA

Scott Coker is bringing the band back together. On Monday, Bellator MMA announced the signings of welterweight Paul Daley (pictured) and Melvin Manhoef. Terms of their respective deals were not disclosed. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We want Bellator to be a destination for not only the top-tier fighters in the sport, but the first-choice destination for fans...
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Legend 3: Paul Daley vs Alexander Surjko Full Fight

Former Strikeforce welterweight title challenger Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley took part in the Legends 3 kickboxing event on Saturday night in Milan, where he met Alexander Surjko in one of the feature fights of the evening. The main event of the card featured K-1 MAX champion Murthel Groenhart facing Dzhabar Askerov. Watch the full fight below:
Via The Flying Knee MMA
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC signs Russian Alexander Yakovlev who defeated Paul Daley in November

A UFC official confirmed to FOX Sports that Russian fighter Alexander Yakovlev has signed a contract with the organization. He beat Daley by decision at Legend – Part 2: Invasion on Nov. 8 in Moscow. Yakovlev, 29, is on a three-fight winning streak and carries an overall record of 21-4-1 including 16 finishes. The welterweight has been around a long time – his first pro bout...
Via Fox Sports
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexander Yakovlev Signs With The UFC

It has been confirmed that Alexander Yakovlev (21-4-1) has signed a six-fight deal to fight in the UFC, with the promotion adding the welterweight competitor to their ever-growing pool of Russian talent. The story was first picked up by Bloody Elbow.The news was announced recently by his fight team, The K Dojo Warrior Tribe, on Twitter, who are based in Fairfield, New Jersey. The...
Via MMAInsider
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

BAMMA 14 Highlights: Paul Daley Scores Vicious KO Win

Top British MMA organization BAMMA featured an entertaining fight card on Saturday night, headlined by a welterweight scrap between former UFC fighter Paul Daley and Romario Manoel da Silva. Daley needed just over a round to finish da Silva with a vicious uppercut that sent him tumbling to the mat. Watch the highlights below:
Via The Flying Knee MMA
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

BAMMA 14: Results

BAMMA 14 took place yesterday at the LG Arena in Birmingham England, where talented striker Paul Daley took on Romario Da Silva in the main event. After a relatively tentative start to the main event, both fighters began to find their range as the bout continued but it was Daley who began to take over in the second round, landing several stunning strikes to his Brazilian adversary...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Daley Scores Vicious KO at BAMMA 14 (Video Highlights)

Reigning UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson wasn’t the only fighter to score a vicious knockout victory in a mixed martial arts main event on Saturday night. Across the pond at BAMMA 14, former UFC welterweight Paul Daley (pictured) one-upped Johnson with one of the most – if not, the most – violent walkoff uppercut KO’s in the history of ever. Romario Manoel da Silva...
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

GIFS of Doom: 'Semtex' detonates opponent at BAMMA 14

If you're a big fan of London KO artist Paul 'Semtex' Daley then I'm thinking that him getting a lifetime ban from the UFC due to some post-fight in cage shenanigans has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It seems like Daley has had a fight just about every month since (15 since he was booted in May of 2010) so the more the merrier right? Especially when he...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

BAMMA 14: Weigh-In Results

The weigh-ins went off without a hitch today in Birmingham for tomorrow’s BAMMA 14 event, with YourMMA reporting that all fighters on the card made weight.Paul Daley (33-13-2) came in at 169.8lbs ahead of his main event clash with Romario Da Silva (23-11-1) in the welterweight division, with the Blackzilian team member coming in at 170.8lbs.Meanwhile, current BAMMA lightweight...
Via MMAInsider
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

BAMMA 14 Card Finalised For Saturday’s Event

The fight card for BAMMA 14 was recently finalised by the UK-based promotion. You can check out the final card below for the event, which takes place on December 14th at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England. Tickets are currently available for the event from TheTicketFactory.In the main event, Paul Daley (33-13-2) makes his highly anticipated BAMMA return, when he takes on Blackzilians...
Via MMAInsider
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 167 St-Pierre vs. Hendricks- pros picks w/Dan Henderson, Tito Ortiz & Tyron Woodley

It’s been no secret that I’ve been picking Hendricks to beat GSP this weekend at the UFC’s 20th anniversary show. I think he’s hungry, naturally tough, and has knockout power the welterweight division hasn’t seen since Paul Daley. With that said, of course it’s difficult to pick against GSP. The guy is probably in some laboratory doing mechwarrior gymnastics. GSP’s...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Daley vs Romario da Silva & Mansour Barnaoui vs Colin Fletcher Set For BAMMA 14

 BAMMA officials have just confirmed two big matchups for their upcoming BAMMA 14 event on December 14th, with the news that Paul Daley (33-12-2, pictured) will take on Romario da Silva (23-10-1) in the night’s main event, while newly crowned lightweight champion Mansour Barnaoui (10-2) will defend his title against Colin “The Freakshow” Fletcher (9-3).Daley, who recently...
Via MMAInsider
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Daley Returns To BAMMA On December 14th

  Last month BAMMA officials announced that British welterweight Paul Daley (33-12-2) would be returning to compete in BAMMA, after signing a three-fight deal with the promotion. Today FightersOnly magazine has the details on Daley’s return to action with the UK based promotion, confirming that he will make his return to the BAMMA cage on […]
Via MMAInsider
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA Releases Paul Daley and Maiquel Falcao

Paul Daley (pictured) is officially one-and-done with Bellator MMA. Put another way, Bellator is done with Paul Daley, and Maiquel Falcao for that matter. MMAFighting is reporting that Bellator has released both fighters following their recent legal troubles. According to Bellator, Daley recently plead guilty to one count of assault by beating and two counts of obstructing or resisting...
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA signs three more British fighters

After a scouting expedition that took Bellator Talent Development Director and former MMA fighter  Zach Light throughout the United Kingdom, Bellator has added three English standouts to the roster as Martin Stapleton, Rob Sinclair and Paul Sass have all signed long-term promotional agreements with Bellator MMA. “Our talent development team does the best job in [...]
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Riddle Signs with Bellator MMA

With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins [...]
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Riddle has been added to the Bellator season 9 welterweight tournament.

  Odd. Bellator says it doesn’t want UFC castoffs to fill their ranks, yet half their upcoming season 9 welterweight is filled with — you guessed it: UFC castoffs. Personally, I don’t mind. Those were Bjorn Rebney’s words, and I’m perfectly fine with seeing Matt Riddle take on Paul Daley , Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders or any other combination of the killer’s row that is...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Riddle Joins Bellator Welterweight Tournament in Fall

Matt Riddle’s (pictured) tenure with Legacy Fighting Championship was short-lived. Two months after the promotion announced Riddle’s signing, the former UFC welterweight has now joined Bellator MMA. Over the weekend, it was reported by AXS TV’s “Inside MMA” that Bellator bought out Riddle’s contract from Legacy. The Viacom-backed promotion confirmed the news Monday...
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Results: Daley TKOs Robeiro in DFC 4 Main Event

Dubai Fighting Championships had yet another successful event to start off 2013. With seven finishes in ten fights, including a vicious TKO in the main event, the Dubai crowd was certainly sent home satisfied. Paul Daley picked up a vicious 2nd round TKO win over Brazilian Rodrigo Robeiro, brining him to a three fight winning streak that includes two flying knee KOs. Check out the...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

News: Paul Daley Set To Headline Dubai FC 4 Event in May

British striker Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley will be making his debut in the middle east region as he is set to headline the upcoming Dubai Fighting Championship 4 event in May. The Bellator welterweight is expected to meet OneFC veteran Rodrigo Ribereio in the main event. The news was made official by the organization yesterday.  Daley is coming off a spectacular first round KO...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellator Season 8 Lightweight Bracket Finalized

[Press Release via Bellator] The tournament field is set as Bellator MMA has announced today the final tournament pairings in the Season 8 Lightweight Bracket. Emanating from Michigan’s Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on January 31st Tickets for the event are on sale now and are available at, and The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Box Office...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Daley may or may not be able to fight outside Bellator according to Rebney

The new Bellator season and welterweight tournament was set to go. We were going to be able to tune in on Spike, watch Paul Daley knock dudes out, and go about our day. Then Paul Daley (allegedly) got into a bar room brawl in the UK which has blocked him from entering the United States [...]
Via Fight Hub TV
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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