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"The Irish Dragon"

Paul Felder


Photo from Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese via airforcemedicine.af.mil
Win Rate
74 %
Finish Rate
65 %
Decision Win %
55 %

Paul Felder

5' 10 (178 cm)
70 in. (5' 10/179 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Daniel Gracie
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
He began training in martial arts at age 12, starting with Tae Kwon Do and Karate at Zhang Sah. Felder attended Ridley High School in Folsom, Pennsylvania and later the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, for acting, graduating in 2008. During college, Felder began training in Muay Thai before later transitioning to mixed martial arts. Felder initially pushed back against the nickname, but it caught on and he stuck with it. After fellow UFC lightweight fighter Conor McGregor commented that Felder's surname was of German origin, Felder joked in January 2021 that he would use the nickname "The German Dragon" if he ever fought McGregor.
Fighter Trivia
Felder has two daughters, Aisling and Ruby .

Awards & Accolades

  • Cage Fury Fighting Championships: CFFC Lightweight Championship (One time). One successful title defense vs. Craig Johnson
  • Cage Fury Fighting Championships: One successful title defense vs. Craig Johnson
  • Cage Fury Fighting Championships: One successful title defense vs. Craig Johnson
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Three times) vs. Danny Castillo, Alessandro Ricci, and Stevie Ray
  • UFC: 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
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2019 September Fight of the Month vs. Edson Barboza
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2020 February Fight of the Month vs. Dan Hooker
  • CombatPress.com: 2018 Broadcast Analyst of the Year
  • CombatPress.com: 2021 Broadcast Analyst of the Year

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