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Paul Felder

Paul Felder

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :April 25, 1984
Height :5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight :155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)

Paul Felder is an American retired professional mixed martial artist and color commentator for UFC. He competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional since 2011, Felder also fought for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships.

QUICK FACTS

Full NamePaul Robert Felder
Birth DateApril 25, 1984
Birth PlacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nick NameThe Irish Dragon
ReligionChristian
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityIrish American
EducationUniversity of the Arts
HoroscopeTaurus
Father’s NameNot Available
Mother’s NameMarian Felder
SiblingsTommy Felder
Age39 years old
Height5 feet 10 inches
Weight156 lb (71 kg)

Paul Felder Biography, EarlyLife

Paul Felder was born on April 25, 1984, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. His parents were Irish Americans. 

Although there isn’t much information about them, some sources report that his dad had pancreatic cancer.

Furthermore, he lost his battle while Felder was preparing for UFC Fight Night 113. The analyst wears his dad’s ashes around his neck. 

Nevertheless, he and his brother Tommy were raised by good parents. They loved their children dearly and were very supportive of their individual career choices. 

Likewise, Tommy and Paul were very athletic and grew up playing sports. Moreover, they fought with each other, which served as practice for the UFC fighter. 

As a kid, the MMA fighter played different sports like baseball and football. However, he was always very much drawn to Karate and kung fu. 

He credited Ninja Turtles and Jackie Chan for introducing him to Karate and the MMA world in an interview. Hence, as a Christmas gift, Paul asked his parents to join him in a Karate and Tae Kwon Do class. 

Initially, his parents were skeptical, thinking it must be a childish wish. Nonetheless, their mind changed after seeing the expert commentator’s seriousness towards Karate. 

So, the fighter started his journey towards becoming a professional mixed martial artist when he was only 12 years old. 

Besides that, he attended Ridley High School in Pennsylvania. The ESPN commentator completed his high school education from there. After that, he went on to study at the University of Arts, where he graduated from acting in 2008. 

Paul Felder Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Paul Felder’s Height, And Weight

As a professional athlete and MMA fighter, he takes excellent care of his health and diet. 

Furthermore, the Irish commentator is quite fit and has a toned physique. Besides that, the UFC champ is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 156 lb.

Career

Paul began his actual journey towards becoming a mixed martial artist when he was very young. Similarly, his parents put him in Karate, and Tae Kwon Do classes to develop his skills. 

The analyst started his professional MMA career in 2011. Moreover, he had an amateur MMA record of 3–1.

Initially, he fought most of his fights in the Cage Fury Fighting Championships. Furthermore, he won the Cage Fury’s Lightweight Championship. 

Likewise, he defended the title once more in a match against Craig Jhonson. Thereafter, he received offers from UFC and signed with them.

UFC

The color commentator made his debut in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 54, where he fought against Jason Saggo. Moreover, Paul won his first match in the new promotion via a split decision. 

Thereafter, he went up against Danny Castillo at UFC 182, where he replaced Russian fighter Rustam Khabilov. The Irish-American’s second match ended in victory for him. 

After that, The Irish Dragon faced his first loss in a match against Edson Barboza at the UFC on Fox 16. Barboza defeated him by a unanimous decision. Nonetheless, he received Fight of the Night honors despite his loss.

The fighter’s subsequent loss came at UFC 191, where he faced English MMA fighter Ross Pearson.

Following two losses, the analyst bounced back with a win against Daron Cruickshank and Josh Burkman via submission and unanimous decision, respectively. 

At UFC Fight Night 95, the CFFC Lightweight Champion came face-to-face against Brazilian fighter Francisco Trinaldo. Unfortunately, Paul had a devastating loss. During the fight, Francisco caused a large, bloody cut on Felder’s face.

As a result, the ringside doctor stopped the match, and Trinaldo won via a Technicalknockoutt. For his next fight, he faced Alessandro Ricci at the UFC Fight Night 105. 

The Irish fighter won the match against Ricci by a Technical Knockout that had a mixture of elbows and punches.  

Paul Felder’s Net Worth

Paul has earned most of his wealth through his career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. However, his exact net worth estimation is under review. 

Nevertheless, many sources report his net worth to be over $2.5 million. Besides that, he has earned a tremendous amount from all of his fights. 

On top of that, he earns through sponsorship and bonus in every fight. Likewise, many well-known brands and companies like Reebok, Hotsuit, etc., endorse The Irish Dragon.

Felder has earned the most in his fight against Stevie Ray, where he acquired $109,000. Moreover, he won the match via a knockout. 

Furthermore, he earns a good amount by serving his analyst skills to the ESPN channel. Not to mention, Paul was the winner of Broadcast Analyst of the Year in 2018.

Paul Felder’s Wife, Marriage, Children

As of now, the ESPN commentator has not been linked with anyone. Although there are rumors that he is married, Fleder himself has not confirmed this news. 

Hence, he is a single guy as of now. Besides that, he is the father of an adorable little girl named Aisling Felder.

Paul is very close with his daughter and calls her his little peanut. Furthermore, she was born on May 9, 2015.

As of 2021, she is five years old and is the apple of her father’s eyes. Moreover, Paul considers himself lucky to have the opportunity to raise her. 

Paul Felder Awards

  • 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) vs. Danny Castillo, Alessandro Ricci, and Stevie Ray
    • Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Edson Barboza, Dan Hooker, and Rafael dos Anjos
  • MMAJunkie.com
    • 2015 January Knockout of the Month vs. Danny Castillo
    • 2019 September Fight of the Month vs. Edson Barboza
    • 2020 February Fight of the Month vs. Dan Hooker
  • CombatPress.com
    • 2018 Broadcast Analyst of the Year
    • 2021 Broadcast Analyst of the Year

FAQ

What is the net worth of Paul Felder?

His net worth is 2.5 million dollars.

What is the height of Paul Felder?

His height is 5 feet 10 inches.

What is the age of Paul Felder?

His age is 39 years as of 2023.

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