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UFC Phoenix Results: Paul Felder defeats James Vick (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - February 17, 2019

A lightweight bout between Paul Felder and James Vick served as the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Phoenix event. James Vick (13-2 MMA) enters tonight’s co-main event looking to rebound, this after suffering a knockout loss to Justin Gaethje in his most recent effort at UFC Lincoln.

Justin Gaethje, James Vick, UFC Lincoln
Justin Gaethje

James Vick says his weight cut for Justin Gaethje fight was worst he's ever had

James Lynch - February 6, 2019

James Vick will look to turn things around at UFC Phoenix after suffering a knockout loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC Fight Night 135. “The Texecutioner” is slated to face Paul Felder at UFC on ESPN 1 on Feb. 17 and one of the changes he’s made ahead of this matchup is how he undertakes his weight cut.

Paige VanZant
Islam Makhachev

Three UFC fights booked for early 2019

Cole Shelton - November 6, 2018

The UFC just announced three exciting fights for 2019. The ESPN-era is almost here, and to kick off the first card on ESPN+, Paige VanZant (7-4) will make her long-awaited return to the Octagon. VanZant will take on The Ultimate Fighter season 26 alum Rachael Ostovich (4-4) on January 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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Paul Felder

Paul Felder still wants James Vick after losing out on initial UFC Boise fight

Drake Riggs - September 5, 2018

It’s been a rough 2018 for Paul Felder when he hasn’t been enjoying his time at the commentary table to help educate the fans. “The Irish Dragon” was supposed to have his first fight of the year at UFC 223 in April when he was set to take on Al Iaquinta. However, thanks to the craziness that was UFC 223, Iaquinta would end up bailing on Felder to fill in for Max Holloway to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in the night’s main event. Not exactly the worst of choices that one could make.

Paul Felder, Mike Perry
Paul Felder

Blood-covered Paul Felder shares hospital selfie: "This hospital sucks"

Tom Taylor - July 8, 2018

Last night, on the main card of UFC 226, UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder stepped into the cage for a short-notice scrap with UFC welterweight knockout artist “Platinum” Mike Perry. Ahead of UFC 226, this fight was looked at as a sure-thing in terms of violence. And unlike Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou’s co-main event battle, it actually delivered.

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Paul Felder

UFC 226 Results: Mike Perry defeats Paul Felder via split-decision (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - July 7, 2018

A welterweight scrap between Paul Felder and Mike Perry took place on tonight’s UFC 226 main card from Las Vegas. Paul Felder (15-3 MMA) enters tonight’s contest on a three-fight winnning streak, his latest being a second-round knockout victory over Charles Oliveira at UFC 218.

Paul Felder, Mike Perry
Paul Felder

VIDEO | Mike Perry and Paul Felder have tense, trash-talk filled staredown

Thomas Taylor - July 5, 2018

So @PlatinumPerry had a few things to say to @FelderPaul at the #UFC226 Media Day 🤭. Who you got in this one? — MMA Fighting (@MMAFighting) July 5, 2018

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Paul Felder

In need of replacement of his own, Paul Felder steps in vs Mike Perry at UFC 226

Drake Riggs - June 28, 2018

It looks like things will end up working out for “The Irish Dragon” Paul Felder who was looking like he would be missing out on his second fight in a row. At UFC 223, Felder was planned to take on Al Iaquinta to kick off the evening’s main card. However, after UFC featherweight champion, Max Holloway was pulled from the night’s main event with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to not being able to make weight, a replacement was needed.

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Paul Felder

Paul Felder appears to hint at main event showdown with James Vick

Tom Taylor - April 23, 2018

Originally, lightweight striking specialist Paul Felder was expected to battle Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. When Iaquinta was called upon for a last-minute title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, however, Felder was left without a fight. From the looks of it, the UFC could be rewarding Felder for his trouble. On Sunday afternoon, the lightweight took to Instagram with a not-so-subtle suggestion that he’s been offered a fight with James Vick in the main event of an upcoming fight night.

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov

UPDATE | Anthony Pettis and Paul Felder ruled out as replacement opponents for Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tom Taylor - April 6, 2018

This morning, the MMA community was rocked by the terrible news that Max Holloway—in the midst of his cut down to 155 pounds—was deemed unfit to fight at UFC 223, and forced of his planned lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov as a result. “[Khabib Nurmagomedov] my brother, I want to keep going but they are stopping me,” Holloway said in a Friday morning statement on Twitter, assuring that he would have continued to cut weight were it not for the intervention of the New York State Athletic Commission. “Sorry to your team and the fans. You don’t deserve this. This is number one. Shout outs to you and [Anthony Pettis]. Give the fans what they deserve.”

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Justin Gaethje

VIDEO | Paul Felder Has Strong Criticisms Over The UFC's Unofficial Most Violent Title

Justin Golightly - December 14, 2017

Eddie Alvarez’s fight with Justin Gaethje came and went and it was everything they said it would be and more. Leading up to the fight, Alvarez created an unofficial title forged in violence that would be up for grabs in their UFC 218 bout. His jaw swollen like it contained a softball, Alvarez captured that invisible belt and put himself back in title contention for the lightweight strap. The brutal and grueling war these two put on, while crowd-pleasing, had Paul Felder looking at things in a completely different way. …These guys are potentially damaging their careers. “That’s the goal, right? Hit and don’t get hit. That’s why I train so hard in camp and I spar and we do everything so specifically because I want to get in there and I want get the job done. […] I’m always prepared for a three-round war, but I’m just not trying to be in them. You’ve got Eddie [Alvarez], who’s trying to be the ‘Most Violent Guy,’ and [Justin] Gaethje, who’s looking for an equal. Go ahead. You guys can go and fight over that. Meanwhile, I’ll silently be knocking everyone out and working my way to the top 10, top five, and sneak right in there and take that title shot from you guys.”

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Charles Oliveira

Al Iaquinta injured, Paul Felder gets new opponent for UFC 218

Russell Ess - October 31, 2017

Fans that were hoping to see the exciting UFC 218 lightweight matchup between Al Iaquinta and Paul Felder will be let down to hear the news that the bout has been canceled. On Tuesday, MMA Fighting reported that Iaquinta, who is currently ranked no. 11 in the UFC lightweight rankings was removed from the scheduled bout with Felder due to suffering an injury. The report went on to state that Charles Oliveira was looking to be the targeted replacement to face Felder. MMA Junkie later confirmed with multiple sources that Oliveira has stepped in. However, that matchup has not been announced by the UFC yet.

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Marc Diakiese and Paul Felder get heated, set up a fight on Twitter

Tom Taylor - March 21, 2017

Last weekend, on the undercard of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, undefeated Congolese-British lightweight Marc Diakiese scored a thunderous, first-round knockout over the game Teemu Packalen. Though Diakiese was already considered a prospect, this win thrust him even further into the lightweight limelight. Having emerged as a fighter to watch in the UFC lightweight division, Diakiese now has something of a target on his back – as evidenced by the recent callout he received from American striking specialist Paul Felder.

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Paul Felder

PHOTO | Paul Felder suffered a brutal cut at UFC Fight Night 95

Chris Taylor - September 25, 2016

Paul Felder took on Franscisco Trinaldo in a lightweight bout on the main card of UFC Fight Night 95 last night in Brazil.

Paul Felder
Paul Felder

Paul Felder Starts GoFundMe Campaign to Get his Cornermen to Brazil

Tom Taylor - August 31, 2016 While Conor McGregor is breaking records with his multi-million dollar paydays, many other UFC fighters continue to struggle financially.

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