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Paul Daley vs Rory MacDonald Set For Bellator 179


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.

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.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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