Paul “Semtex” Daley. Photo by Esther Lin/ProElite.
British welterweight sensation Paul “Semtex” Daley has reportedly become the latest former Affliction fighters to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
According to Fighters Only Magazine, Daley has inked a four-fight deal with the promotion and will make his UFC debut later this year. Daley has previously been scheduled to face former IFL welterweight champion Jay Hieron at Affliction’s “Trilogy” show this weekend.
Daley began his professional career in a number of shows throughout England, quickly establishing himself as one of the welterweight division’s most dangerous strikers. After making his mark with a series of wins in the now-defunct Cage Rage organization, Daley put his talents on display in the U.S., earning impressive stoppage victories over UFC veterans Duane Ludwig and Sam Morgan.
“Semtex” then ended up challenging Jake Shields for the EliteXC welterweight title at the company’s “Heat” event last October, but ended up succumbing to a second-round armbar. Daley has recently won three out of his last four bouts, including becoming the first fighter to ever stop longtime veteran John Alessio with strikes at MFC 19 in December.
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