Height: 6'0" (183cm)
Weight: 156 lbs
Camp: Team Kaobon
Paul Taylor (born 1980) is a mixed martial artist from Walsall, England. He stands 6'0" and weighs 170 lb (77 kg).
Taylor sent a dvd of his fighting to UFC to try and secure a contract with the organisation, and they signed him up immediately.
In his first fight in the UFC Taylor stopped previously undefeated Edilberto de Oliveira via strikes early in the third round.
His fight at UFC 75 was a loss via armbar submission to Marcus Davis. Although Taylor lost the fight he came close to winning with the referee seconds away from stopping the action due to Taylor connecting with a high kick and landing several blows on a rocked Davis. Due to its high pace and excitement the fight was awarded Fight of the Night.
His next fight at UFC 80 was a loss via Decision (Unanimous) to fellow Brit Paul Kelly. Although he lost, Taylor along with Kelly was awarded $35,000 as a bonus for fight of the night. This was the second time that Taylor had won the award.
Taylor fought Jess Liaudin at UFC 85. The pair first fought at a Cage Warriors event in February 2003, when Liaudin suffered a defeat after the fight went to a judges' decision. The rematch at was also won by Taylor by Split decision.
Taylor met UFC veteran Chris Lytle at UFC 89 which took place at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England. Lytle won a unaminous decision. The judges scoring it 29-28 (twice) and 30-27. The decision resulted in loud boos and Taylor was surprised at Lytle being awarded the judges' decision. The fight was awarded fight of the night by the UFC and both fighters received $40,000 following their exciting, action packed fight. Although this was Taylor's third defeat in the octagon. He has won fight of the night awards on all three occaisons when he has been defeated in the UFC.