Paul Felder Biography

February 18, 2020
First published on:February 17, 2020
by Sulav

Facts of Paul Felder

Birth Name Paul Felder
Birth Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Net Worth $1 million-$5 million.
Nationality American
Profession mixed martial artist

Paul Felder is an American professional mixed martial artist who fights in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Felder is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 17 wins, 4 losses, and 0 draws. As of October 7, 2019, he is ranked #six in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). 

Paul Felder was born on April 25, 1985, Paul grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He started with Tae Kwon Do and Karate at Zhang Sah. During his college, he learned Muay Thai. Paul grew up in a strong Iris-Catholic neighborhood in south Philadelphia.

How much does UFC pay Paul Felder per Fight?

Paul Felder is signed to UFC since 2014 and has appeared in more than a dozen fights. His UFC career earnings so far is reported to be $871,000. Since he is engaged in MMA for a decade and has previously fought for different other promotions, Felder has earned more than a million from his fight business.

His net worth as of 2020 is reportedly around $500,000. Paul's source of income is his UFC contract, endorsement, and bonuses.

Event Salary/ Earnings
UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Saffiedine $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
UFC 182  $70,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus) 
UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs Barao 2 $70,500 ($18,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)*
UFC 191  $20,500 ($18,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) 
UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs Cruz $38,500 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt $44,500 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs Lansberg $29,000 ($24,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)*
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Browne $103,000($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)*
UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Ponzinibbio $109,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship
UFC 218  $65,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 223 $46,000 (UFC paid despite the fight being canceled)*
UFC 226 $51,000 ($46,000 to show, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)
UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs Velasquez $102,000 ($46,000 to show, $46,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay
UFC 242  $106,000 ($48,000 to show, $48,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay)*

In his recentl bou against Edson Barboza, he was awarded $106,000 including $48,000 to show, $48,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay. His highest fight purse was $109,000 against Stevie Ray which he won via knockout.

Relationship Status; Does he have Children?

The UFC lightweight is reportedly single currently but could have been married in the past as there are some gossips in some forums that he had a very beautiful wife. Paul who is a single father of a daughter might be divorced from his former wife.

Paul is raising a baby girl named Aisling who was born on May 9, 2015, and is 4 years old. Paul could have separated from his wife after the birth of their daughter.

Paul Felder with his daughter SOURCE: Pinterest

Like most celebrities, Paul might also try to keep his personal life secret so that he has not mentioned any kind of post in social media regarding his dating or relationship with girls. Paul has said that he had at least one relationship in his past.

Felder’s father passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer just before he started training camp for the Ray fight. Paul Felder competed at UFC Fight Night: Glasgow and gained a TKO victory over Stevie Ray.

Early Life and UFC career

Felder took part in Junior Olympics for Tae Kwon Do with his cousin Niko Portillo. Niko Portillo was an insight for him to start his fighting career. Felder joined Ridley High School and later attended the University of the Arts. He holds an amateur MMA record of 3-1 and began his professional mixed martial arts career in 2011.

He signed with UFC in August 2014 and then Felder made his promotional debut by facing Jason Saggo on October 4, 2014, at UFC Fight Night. Felder faced Stevie Ray in 2017 at UFC Fight Night 113. He won his first-round by knocking after dropping Stevie Ray with a knee strike and finally finishing him off with a barrage of ground and pound. The win helped  Felder to gain his third Performance of the Night bonus award.

Felder fought Edson Barboza on September 7, 2019, at UFC 242 in his recent bout.

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