NamePaul Bradley
NicknameThe Gentleman
AssociationMinnesota Martial Arts Academy
Weight ClassMiddleweight / Welterweight
Height5′ 9″
Birth DateMay 17, 1983
Fighting Out OfMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA

”’Paul Bradley”’ is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes as a Welterweight. He was a Middleweight contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 7, and is the current Ring of Combat Middleweight Champion, who defeated former The Ultimate Fighter cast-mate Dante Rivera for the title. Since then he has dropped down to compete as a Welterweight.

== Professional Record ==

Record20 – 5 – 0 (Win â€Â“ Loss â€Â“ Draw) (1 NC)
Wins7 (T)KOs
7 Submissions
6 Decisions
Losses1 (T)KOs
0 Submissions
4 Decisions
ResultOpponentMethodEvent TitleDateRoundTimeNotes
LossValdir AraujoDecision (Split)CFA 8: Araujo vs Bradley10/6/201235:00
WinKeith SmetanaTKO (Punches)Driller Promotions / SEG: Downtown Showdown 66/22/201222:37
WinRyan BraunSubmission (Arm Triangle Choke)Driller Promotions / SEG: Downtown Showdown 44/7/201222:11
LossMike PierceDecision (Split)UFC on Fox 1 Velasquez vs Dos Santos11/12/201135:00
LossRafael NatalDecision (Unanimous)UFC 133 Evans vs Ortiz 28/06/201135:00
WinEddie LarreaSubmission (Arm Triangle Choke)EC 188: Larson vs Davila7/23/201112:54
WinKenneth AllenSubmission (Guillotine Choke)EC: Extreme Challenge 1835/14/201110:45
WinAnton TomashTKO (Punches)MM: Meskwaki Mayhem5/7/201111:27
WinTed WorthingtonSubmission (Neck Crank)CFX: Extreme Challenge on Target12/11/201032:31
WinJohnny ReesSubmission (Rear Naked Choke)SF 13 Jardine vs Prangley9/11/201014:28Middleweight Bout
NCSam AlveyNo Contest (Rainfall)KOTC Chain Reaction7/17/2010N/AN/AMiddleweight bout
LossLuke RockholdTKO (Knees to the Body)Strikeforce Challengers 6 Prangley vs Amoussou2/26/201012:24
WinLevi AveraDecision (Unanimous)Strikeforce Challengers 3 Cummings vs Kennedy9/25/200935:00Strikeforce debut
WinLeonardo PecanhaDecision (Unanimous)UCFC: Rumble on the Rivers6/27/200935:00
LossMike PierceDecision (Unanimous)RIE: Brotherly Love Brawl4/30/200935:00
WinNathan CoyDecision (Split)WCA: Pure Combat2/06/200935:00Welterweight debut
WinDante RiveraTKO (Punches)ROC 22 Ring of Combat 2211/21/200810:34Won Ring of Combat Middleweight Championship (Inaugural)
WinPatrick HornerDecision (Unanimous)NAAFS: Caged Fury 510/04/2008N/AN/A
Win[[De’marco Harris]]DecisionEITC 2: Evening in the Cage 27/19/20083N/A
WinDJ WatkinsTKODF 1: Destiny Fight 13/15/200812:27
WinMike Van MeerTKO (Punches)MOTC 16: Masters of the Cage 169/28/200733:58
WinRyan BraunSubmission (Rear Naked Choke)TFC: Title Fighting Championships6/30/200710:56
WinTroy KingDecision (Majority)LOF 15: Vengeance4/27/20073N/A
WinJoe NeaceTKO (Punches)LOF: Revolution4/13/200712:01
WinAdam StoupTKO (Corner Stoppage)LOF 12: Black Tie Battles12/31/20062N/A
WinJames PowellSubmission (Guillotine Choke)LOF: Fright Night10/28/20061N/A

== Mixed Martial Arts Career ==
=== The Ultimate Fighter ===
Bradley was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 7, where he was a Middleweight contestant, coached by former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson.

In episode one, Bradley faced off against Reggie Orr in the qualifying match, winning by decision, but in episode three he was removed from the house because of a contagious skin condition, known as Herpes Gladiatorum. Patrick Schultz was brought back as his replacement.

=== Post-TUF ===
After being released from The Ultimate Fighter, Bradley inked a deal with EliteXC, yet never appeared on an event. He did go on to defeat four opponents in 2008, the last being against fellow The Ultimate Fighter 7 alumni Dante Rivera for the Ring of Combat Middleweight Championship. Bradley won the title at 0:34 of the first round.

He was next expected to face off against former UFC veteran Roan Carneiro, in what would be Bradley’s Welterweight debut. Carneiro was unfortunately taken off the card, and was replaced by fellow prospect Nathan Coy, a veteran of Matt Lindland’s Sportfight promotion in Oregon. His Welterweight debut was a success, though he won a hard fought Decision (Split).

After the win over Coy, Bradley had an undefeated professional career, at 9-0. He would suffer his first career loss in his next bout, when he faced WEC veteran, Mike Pierce. Bradley was defeated by Decision (Unanimous). Two months later, Bradley returned to action against Nova Uniao trained Leonardo Pecanha, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist. Using his Wrestling pedigree, Bradley won a Decision (Unanimous).

=== Strikeforce ===
It was learned in August of 2009 that Bradley had been signed by the San Jose based mixed martial arts promotion Strikeforce.

: “I am very pleased with the opportunity to be fighting in an organization such as Strikeforce,” said Bradley. “They are signing some of the top guys in the world as of late and I feel honored to be a part of this group of people. I look forward to putting on exciting fights for Strikeforce in the future as well as showing the company they made a good decision signing me.”

The debut took place on September 25, 2009 at Strikeforce Challengers 3 Cummings vs Kennedy. Bradley faced off against Levi Avera, winning by Decision (Unanimous).

Bradley is now expected to face off against fellow up-and-comer Luke Rockhold, who since joining Strikeforce has rattled off five consecutive wins, in February 2010. The bout took place at Strikeforce Challengers 6 Prangley vs Amoussou on February 26, 2010. Utilizing a sizable reach advantage, Rockhold threatened early with crisp high kicks, and his counterpunches left Bradley on the canvas twice in the opening frame. To his credit, Bradley was able to return to his feet and stay out of trouble. Confident on his feet, Rockhold delivered a final series of three knees to the body of a wobbly Bradley, and the fight was halted just before the halfway mark of the opening frame as his Bradley fell to the floor a final time. Rockhold handed Bradley his second career loss.

=== KOTC / Shark Fights ===
His next fight took place at a King of the Cage event, where he faced off against Sam Alvey, at an event titled KOTC Chain Reaction. The bout was declared a No Contest when the bout was stopped due to rainfall.

Bradley returned to action at Shark Fights 13 Jardine vs Prangley on September 11, 2010, where he faced off against Johnny Rees in a Middleweight contest. Bradley wasted little time in taking Rees to the floor and controlling the action until the finish. The end looked as if it would come via North-South Choke, but Rees issued a few thumbs-up signals even as his head turned purple. Bradley eventually released the hold, but the ensuing scramble saw him work quickly to the back and force Rees to tap via Rear Naked Choke.

== Ranks and Titles ==
* Two-time All-American
* Three-time NCAA tournament qualifier
* Ring of Combat Middleweight Championship

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