Former UFC welterweight striker Paul Daley (24-9-2) is ready to make good on his one-fight contract with Shark Fights now that the promotion has paired him up with Bellator standout Jorge Masvidal (20-5) for event number 13 on Sept. 11 in Amarillo, Texas.
"Semtex" recently defeated Daniel Acacio via submission at Impact FC 2: "The Uprising" on July 18 in Sydney, marking his first win (and his first fight) since falling to Josh Koscheck at UFC 113 earlier this year.
The match with "Kos" was also his last inside the Octagon -- thanks to a cheap shot he unloaded on the AKA wrestler out of frustration from losing in their number one contender bout.
Daley's 30-day suspension for the Montreal screwjob is not expected to interfere with his appearance for Shark Fights.
Standing in his way is Masvidal, who's kept himself busy on the International fight scene, competing ten times over the span of two years.
Aside from taking two out of three under the Bellator banner, "Gamebred" went 2-1 since leaving the promotion, most recently outpointing Naoyuki Kotaniat at Hidehiko Yoshida's "Astra" farewell earlier this year.
Shark Fights 13 will be headlined by "The Dean of Mean," Keith Jardine, as he tangles with well-traveled MMA veteran Trevor Prangley. Also on tap is another light heavyweight war between Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Houston Alexander.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more information on this still-developing fight card.