The MMA gods are blessing mixed martial arts fans everywhere.
On Thursday morning, Bellator announced that its promotional return to London, England — officially Bellator 179 — will be headline by an incredible welterweight matchup between Paul Daley and former UFC title contender Rory MacDonald.
The event will be taking place May 19 at SSE Arena.
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) February 9, 2017
Daley (39-14, 2 draws) is fresh off of a Knockout of the Year contender against Brennan Ward.
MacDonald (18-4), meanwhile, will be making his promotional debut on a two-fight losing streak. Despite the two losses, to former champ Robbie Lawler and No. 1 contender Stephen Thompson, MacDonald is widely regarded as one of the top 170-pounders in the sport.
This one should be fun.
Bellator is expected to announce more bouts for the event in the coming weeks.