According to Fighters Only, the UFC has just rescued Paul “Semtex” Daley from Affliction’s wreckage, signing the British 170-pounder to a four-fight contract. Daley, who was scheduled to fight Jay Hieron on the undercard of “Trilogy” before the event was canceled, is the former Cage Rage welterweight champion, and sports a record of 21-8-2, with 17 of his wins coming via stoppage due to strikes. He holds notable wins over Duane Ludwig, Jess Liaudin, Xavier Foupa-Pokam, and John Alessio.
Semtex’s one-sided submission loss to Jake Shields at EliteXC: Heat showed that his ground skills aren’t quite solid enough for him to compete with the best welterweights in the world. But when it comes to exciting knockout artists who always put on a good show, they don’t get much better than Daley.