Paul Sass

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Paul Sass
Born (1988-08-04) 4 August 1988 (age 26)
Liverpool, England, UK
Other names Sassangle
Nationality English
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 73.0 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of Liverpool, England
Team Team Kaobon
Rank Purple belt in Luta Livre
Brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 16
Wins 14
By submission 13
By decision 1
Losses 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 21 September 2011

Paul Sass (born 4 August 1988) is an English mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Lightweight division. He has also formerly competed for the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sass' professional record stands at 14-2 with eight of the victories by triangle choke and one by triangle armbar. These nine triangle victories have earned him a world submission record.[1] His penultimate fight on the domestic circuit was against Rob Sinclair, the current British Lightweight Champion. Sass defeated Sinclair by split decision.[2][3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Sass signed a four-fight deal with the UFC, joining Kurt Warburton, Tom Blackledge and Rob Broughton as the new additions to the UFC roster.

In his UFC debut at UFC 120[4] he submitted Canadian Mark Holst[5] in the first round with a Triangle Choke. Sass picked up Submission of the Night honors and a $60,000 bonus following the event.[6]

Sass faced Michael Johnson on 1 October 2011 at UFC on Versus 6.[7] Sass defeated Johnson in the first round via heel hook submission.

Sass was expected to face Evan Dunham on 28 January 2012 at UFC on Fox 2.[8] However, Sass was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Nik Lentz.[9]

Sass defeated Jacob Volkmann on 26 May 2012 at UFC 146 via submission (triangle armbar).[10]

Sass faced off against Matt Wiman on 26 September 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic.[11] Wiman defeated Sass via first round submission (armbar).

Sass fought Danny Castillo on 16 February 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald.[12] Sass lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[13]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Sass signed with Bellator in May and made his debut at Bellator 104 in the autumn of 2013.[14] He faced Rod Montoya in a lightweight contest[15] and won via submission in the first round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Grappling[edit]

  • Winner of Ground Control Grappling Tournament (Absolute Division)[16]
  • Winner of Ren Bu Kai Grappling Tournament (Under 75k)[16]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • OMMAC Lightweight Champion [16]
  • Runner Up - UK Rising Star (Cage Warriors 08 Awards)[16]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–2 Rod Montoya Submission (toe hold) Bellator 104 18 October 2013 1 2:01 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US
Loss 13–2 Danny Castillo Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald 16 February 2013 3 5:00 London, England, UK
Loss 13–1 Matt Wiman Submission (armbar) UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic 29 September 2012 1 3:48 Nottingham, England, UK
Win 13–0 Jacob Volkmann Submission (triangle armbar) UFC 146 26 May 2012 1 1:54 Las Vegas, Nevada, US Submission of the Night
Win 12–0 Michael Johnson Submission (inverted heel hook) UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson 1 October 2011 1 3:00 Washington, D.C., US
Win 11–0 Mark Holst Submission (triangle choke) UFC 120 16 October 2010 1 4:45 London, England, UK Submission of the Night
Win 10–0 Jason Young Submission (heel hook) OMMAC 4: Victorious 6 March 2010 1 2:01 Liverpool, England, UK Defended OMMAC Lightweight Championship
Win 9–0 Rob Sinclair Decision (split) OMMAC 2: Business As Usual 3 October 2009 3 5:00 Liverpool, England, UK Won OMMAC Lightweight Championship
Win 8–0 Ian Jones Submission (heel hook) OMMAC 1: Assassins 8 August 2009 1 0:32 Liverpool, England, UK
Win 7–0 Harvey Harra Submission (triangle choke) CG 11: Resurrection 7 March 2009 1 2:15 Liverpool, England, UK
Win 6–0 Jason Ball Submission (triangle choke) CG 10: Clash of the Titans 29 November 2008 2 1:26 Liverpool, England, UK
Win 5–0 Andrew Fisher Submission (triangle choke) CG 9: Beatdown 4 October 2008 1 3:37 Liverpool, England, UK
Win 4–0 Martin Stapleton Submission (triangle choke) Cage Gladiators 8 27 July 2008 1 3:18 Liverpool, England, UK
Win 3–0 Will Burke Submission (triangle choke) Cage Gladiators 7 28 April 2008 1 1:04 Liverpool, England, UK
Win 2–0 Steve Warris Submission (triangle choke) Cage Gladiators 5 4 November 2007 1 2:31 Liverpool, England, UK
Win 1–0 David Johnson Submission (triangle choke) Cage Gladiators 4 5 August 2007 1 1:14 Liverpool, England, UK

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.espn.co.uk/ufc/sport/story/19463.html?CMP=OTC-RSS
  2. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Paul-Sass-23531
  3. ^ http://www.paulsass.co.uk/
  4. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/18975/spike-tv-expected-to-air-oct-16-event-possibly-ufc-120-from-london.mma
  5. ^ http://topmmanews.com/2010/08/01/mark-holst-vs-paul-sass-set-for-ufc-120/
  6. ^ "UFC 120 bonuses: Bisping, Akiyama, Condit and Sass earn $60K awards". mmajunkie.com. 16 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Furness, Jay (21 July 2011). "Paul Sass To Return At UFC On Versus 6; Johnson Likely Adversary". yourmma.tv. 
  8. ^ ESPN staff (1 December 2011). "Paul Sass gets Dunham test at UFC on Fox 2". espn.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Evan Dunham vs Nik Lentz announced for UFC on Fox 2 with Paul Sass scratched". mmamania.com. 26 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Paul Sass handed Jacob Volkmann at UFC 146". espn.com. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman added to UFC on FUEL TV 5 in September". MMAjunkie.com. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Castillo-Sass added to UFC on FUEL TV 7". MMAjunkie.com. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  13. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (20 February 2013). "UFC releases Jon Fitch, Vladimir Matyushenko, 14 others". mmajunkie.com. 
  14. ^ The MMA Report (23 May 2013). "Bellator signs former UFC fight Paul Sass". themmareport.com. 
  15. ^ @YourMMA (16 October 2013). "Bellator Debut For Sass In Iowa This Weekend". YourMMA.tv. 
  16. ^ a b c d Championships and accomplishments is from the website http://www.paulsass.co.uk/
  17. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/21052/ufc-120-submission-of-the-night-winner-says-its-just-paul-sass.mma

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