Paul Bradley

Name Paul Bradley
Nickname The Gentleman
Association Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
Weight Class Middleweight / Welterweight
Height 5′ 9″
Style Wrestling
Birth Date May 17, 1983
Fighting Out Of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Nationality American

”’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 ==

Record 20 – 5 – 0 (Win â€Â“ Loss â€Â“ Draw) (1 NC)
Wins 7 (T)KOs
7 Submissions
6 Decisions
Losses 1 (T)KOs
0 Submissions
4 Decisions
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time Notes
Loss Valdir Araujo Decision (Split) CFA 8: Araujo vs Bradley 10/6/2012 3 5:00
Win Keith Smetana TKO (Punches) Driller Promotions / SEG: Downtown Showdown 6 6/22/2012 2 2:37
Win Ryan Braun Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Driller Promotions / SEG: Downtown Showdown 4 4/7/2012 2 2:11
Loss Mike Pierce Decision (Split) UFC on Fox 1 Velasquez vs Dos Santos 11/12/2011 3 5:00
Loss Rafael Natal Decision (Unanimous) UFC 133 Evans vs Ortiz 2 8/06/2011 3 5:00
Win Eddie Larrea Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) EC 188: Larson vs Davila 7/23/2011 1 2:54
Win Kenneth Allen Submission (Guillotine Choke) EC: Extreme Challenge 183 5/14/2011 1 0:45
Win Anton Tomash TKO (Punches) MM: Meskwaki Mayhem 5/7/2011 1 1:27
Win Ted Worthington Submission (Neck Crank) CFX: Extreme Challenge on Target 12/11/2010 3 2:31
Win Johnny Rees Submission (Rear Naked Choke) SF 13 Jardine vs Prangley 9/11/2010 1 4:28 Middleweight Bout
NC Sam Alvey No Contest (Rainfall) KOTC Chain Reaction 7/17/2010 N/A N/A Middleweight bout
Loss Luke Rockhold TKO (Knees to the Body) Strikeforce Challengers 6 Prangley vs Amoussou 2/26/2010 1 2:24
Win Levi Avera Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers 3 Cummings vs Kennedy 9/25/2009 3 5:00 Strikeforce debut
Win Leonardo Pecanha Decision (Unanimous) UCFC: Rumble on the Rivers 6/27/2009 3 5:00
Loss Mike Pierce Decision (Unanimous) RIE: Brotherly Love Brawl 4/30/2009 3 5:00
Win Nathan Coy Decision (Split) WCA: Pure Combat 2/06/2009 3 5:00 Welterweight debut
Win Dante Rivera TKO (Punches) ROC 22 Ring of Combat 22 11/21/2008 1 0:34 Won Ring of Combat Middleweight Championship (Inaugural)
Win Patrick Horner Decision (Unanimous) NAAFS: Caged Fury 5 10/04/2008 N/A N/A
Win [[De'marco Harris]] Decision EITC 2: Evening in the Cage 2 7/19/2008 3 N/A
Win DJ Watkins TKO DF 1: Destiny Fight 1 3/15/2008 1 2:27
Win Mike Van Meer TKO (Punches) MOTC 16: Masters of the Cage 16 9/28/2007 3 3:58
Win Ryan Braun Submission (Rear Naked Choke) TFC: Title Fighting Championships 6/30/2007 1 0:56
Win Troy King Decision (Majority) LOF 15: Vengeance 4/27/2007 3 N/A
Win Joe Neace TKO (Punches) LOF: Revolution 4/13/2007 1 2:01
Win Adam Stoup TKO (Corner Stoppage) LOF 12: Black Tie Battles 12/31/2006 2 N/A
Win James Powell Submission (Guillotine Choke) LOF: Fright Night 10/28/2006 1 N/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

==Fighter Pages==

Official:

Tapology: http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/paul-bradley-the-gentleman

Sherdog: http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Paul-Bradley-19726

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