‘Thank You UFC for All the Memories’-Paul Felder Thanks UFC on Birthday

Published 04/26/2021, 12:15 AM EDT


UFC lightweight fighter Paul Felder turned 37 on April 25 and received a birthday wish from the UFC. ‘The Irish Dragon’ took to Twitter, acknowledged the same, and credited UFC for all the memories via a retweet.

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The UFC commentator and 155 lbs staple wrote, “37 years young. Thank you UFC for all the memories. Almost 7 years as a proud UFC fighter/employee. 15 fights, 2 main events and 0 regrets! Hold my beer…”

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Prior to fighting for UFC, he used to represent Cage Fury Fighting Championships. He even held the lightweight championship for the promotion before heading for UFC in August 2014.

The UFC’s #10 ranked lightweight last fought against Rafael dos Anjos and suffered a split-decision defeat. Subsequently, he signed a multi-fight contract with UFC and will look to win more fights and more bonus paychecks. (Felder has three Fight of the Night and three Performance of the Night bonuses)

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The recent record of Paul Felder at UFC

Felder (17-6) is currently on a two-match losing streak. Before losing to Dos Anjos, he suffered a split decision setback at the hands of ‘The Hangman’ Dan Hooker at UFC Fight Night: Hooker vs Felder in February 2020. Following his Fight of the Night’ display, ‘The Irish Dragon’ hinted at retirement, but he took back his words.

The lightweight fighter had won two back-to-back matches prior to his losses. First, he beat James Vick via a unanimous decision on the undercard of UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs Velasquez. Later in the year, he beat Edson Barboza via a split decision at UFC 242 on the undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier.

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In the UFC, Felder has beaten the likes of Jason Saggo, Charles Cruikshank, Danny Castillo, and the UFC lightweight championship challenger, Charles Oliveira.

Though currently not booked for upcoming UFC fights, he would hope to fight soon. At 37, he probably is in the twilight of his career. Hence, he would be hoping to headline another UFC event sooner rather than later.

What is your favorite moment from Paul Felder’s time in the UFC?

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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