4 August 1988 |
Liverpool, England, UK
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||73.0 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Liverpool, England|
|Rank||Purple belt in Luta Livre
Brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Paul Sass (born 4 August 1988) is an English mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2007, he has also formerly competed for the UFC.
Mixed martial arts career
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. His penultimate fight on the domestic circuit was against Rob Sinclair, the current British Lightweight Champion. Sass defeated Sinclair by split decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Championships and accomplishments
- Winner of Ground Control Grappling Tournament (Absolute Division)
- Winner of Ren Bu Kai Grappling Tournament (Under 75k)
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||14 wins||2 losses|
|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|
- "UFC 120 bonuses: Bisping, Akiyama, Condit and Sass earn $60K awards". mmajunkie.com. 16 October 2010.
- Furness, Jay (21 July 2011). "Paul Sass To Return At UFC On Versus 6; Johnson Likely Adversary". yourmma.tv.
- ESPN staff (1 December 2011). "Paul Sass gets Dunham test at UFC on Fox 2". espn.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
- "Evan Dunham vs Nik Lentz announced for UFC on Fox 2 with Paul Sass scratched". mmamania.com. 26 December 2011.
- "Paul Sass handed Jacob Volkmann at UFC 146". espn.com. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
- "Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman added to UFC on FUEL TV 5 in September". MMAjunkie.com. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
- "Castillo-Sass added to UFC on FUEL TV 7". MMAjunkie.com. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
- MMAjunkie.com Staff (20 February 2013). "UFC releases Jon Fitch, Vladimir Matyushenko, 14 others". mmajunkie.com.
- The MMA Report (23 May 2013). "Bellator signs former UFC fight Paul Sass". themmareport.com.
- @YourMMA (16 October 2013). "Bellator Debut For Sass In Iowa This Weekend". YourMMA.tv.
- Championships and accomplishments is from the website http://www.paulsass.co.uk/