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Former TUF 7 contestant Paul Bradley victorious over the weekend

paul-bradley.jpgMiddleweight Paul Bradley, a former contestant on the seventh season of Spike TV’s hit reality show “The Ultimate Fighter,” improved his professional MMA record to 7-0 over the weekend.

Bradley, a standout amateur wrestler while at the University of Iowa, utilized strong ground and pound ability en route to a unanimous decision victory over Dimarco Harris. The win over the previously undefeated Harris earned Bradley the Destiny Fighting Championship middleweight title.

After winning a qualifying match on TUF 7 to advance to the final field of 16 contestants, Bradley began to suffer from an outbreak of Herpes Gladiatorum. UFC President Dana White decided to dismiss Bradley from the show and release him from his contract.

Soon after his official release from the UFC, Bradley signed a contract with EliteXC. However, Bradley has yet to fight for the promotion and an executive with the company indicated to Five Ounces of Pain two weeks ago that he has not been booked on any upcoming cards.

Bradley is now represented by LionHeart management and currently serves as a trainer at LionHeart MMA in State College, PA. In addition to Bradley, several other LionHeart fighters have strong amateur wrestling credentials. One of them, former NCAA champion Phil Davis, also competed this weekend and improved his amateur MMA record to 2-0.

Competing at the Battlefield Fighting Championships in Fredericksburg, VA, Davis scored a second round submission over previously unbeaten Casey Miller in a light heavyweight clash. Despite having only two fights under his belt, Davis is already considered one of the top unsigned prospects in the United States at 205 pounds.