Bellator 179 Recap: MacDonald Makes Quick Work of Daley
Bellator headed over to London for a big card, which showed on tape delay in the United States and Canada.
The main event matched up London’s own, Paul Daley to face off against former UFC welterweight title contender, Rory MacDonald, in MacDonald’s organization debut. “The Red King” MacDonald couldn’t have asked for a better debut. MacDonald quickly took down Daley and worked a heavy ground and pound game on Daley, who couldn’t get back to his feet.
MacDonald quickly too down Daley in the second round, landed some ground and pound, and sunk in a rear naked choke when Daley gave up his back. He submitted Daley, and puts himself in position for the next title shot.
In the co-main event, former Bellator Light Heavyweight champion Liam McGeary faced off against Linton Vassell. Vassell was able to pull off the sizeable upset over the former champion, by controlling the top game for the first and second round. The action was similar in the third round with Vassell working from the top until he sunk in a head and arm triangle choke, causing McGeary to tap out. Vassell is now expected to face the winner of Phil Davis and Ryan Bader.
Cheick Kongo won a very slow paced, low output win over Augusto Sakai. The former UFC fighter won the fight by split decision.
Francis born fighter, Alex Lohore dominated the hometown, England born Dan Vinni. He picked his shots in the first round and finished off Vinni in the second round by2nd round knockout
Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr, son of the late Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson picked up the first win of his professional career. He picked up a quick first-round TKO over. He dominated the short fight with takedowns and ground and pound.