After days of rumors that Englishman Paul Daley would face off against fellow countryman, Michael Page when Bellator would return to London, the organization announced other plans. The organization announced that Daley will face off against former UFC welterweight title contender, Rory MacDonald, who will be making his Bellator debut.
Daley is entering the contest after a highlight reel flying knee knockout win over Brennan Ward. After the contest. Daley called for a fight with MacDonald in the cage during his post fight interview.
MacDonald is entering the contest on a two fight losing streak. MacDonald lost a legendary fight to Robbie Lawler, followed by a loss to Stephen Thomspon. Both fights were in the UFC.
Daley and MacDonald will square of on May 19th in Daley’s home city of London.