Paul Taylor is a retired British UFC fighter known for putting on exciting fights, whether he wins or loses.
Taylor, like his former opponent Paul Kelly, has recently dropped from welterweight to lightweight and he was set to make his lightweight debut against John Gunderson. Complications due to scheduling and injuries arose and the fight was forgotten.
Taylor next finally debuted at lightweight against Sam Stout in what was sure to be a Fight of the Night (if not Fight of the Year) slugfest. Stout defeated Taylor via a hard-fought split decision. Taylor next faced Gabe Ruediger, defeating him via second-round knockout.
He was next set to face striker John Makdessi. Unfortunately Makdessi was injured and he was forced to pull out of the bout. Donald Cerrone stepped as his replacement. Taylor was then injured and Charles Oliveira stepped in to replace him. Try to keep up.
After recovering, Taylor was next set to face fellow exciting striker Anthony Njokuani but he was forced to pull out shortly before the bout after being injured in a minor car accident.
After recovering Taylor finally signed again to fight Njokuani. Taylor was AGAIN injured and replaced by Al Iaquinta. Taylor retired this time.
- Paul Taylor vs. Zelg Galesic - Both fighters came in undefeated and the fight was Zelg Galesic's first loss in only his second fight.
- Paul Taylor vs. Edilberto de Oliveira - The fight was Taylor's UFC debut and Edilberto de Oliveira's as well.
- Marcus Davis vs. Paul Taylor
- Paul Taylor vs. Paul Kelly - The fight was an exciting technical shootout between the two brawlers.
- Chris Lytle vs. Paul Taylor - The fighters had both stated at the weigh-ins that they knew that it would be fight of the night, and they weren't lying. Taylor immediately walked over to Chris Lytle and hugged him as he entered the cage. Lytle's body shots were so devastating in the fight that afterwards it was discovered that Taylor had broken a few ribs.
- Paul Taylor vs. Peter Sobotta - The fight was the UFC debut of Peter Sobotta.
- John Hathaway vs. Paul Taylor - John Hathaway came into the fight undefeated. Hathaway had the four-inch reach advantage. The fight was Taylor's last fight at welterweight.
- Sam Stout vs. Paul Taylor - The fight was Taylor's lightweight debut.
- Paul Taylor vs. Gabe Ruediger - After the fight, Gabe Ruediger was cut.