Bellator 179 “MacDonald vs. Daley” comes to SSE Arena in London, England, on May 19, 2017. Headlining the card will be recent Bellator signee Rory MacDonald in a very tough test for his debut against the explosive Paul “Semtex” Daley.
They’re not the only big hitters headed for a showdown in London.
Bellator officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that a new bout has been signed for the card pitting “The Darkness” Cheick Kongo (26-10-2) against the undefeated Augusto Sakai (9-0-1).
Kongo is currently on a four-fight win streak, most recently outlasting British strongman Oli Thompson at Bellator 172 in San Jose. The normally heavy-handed Sakai (seven knockouts in 10 pro fights) went to a surprising draw at Bellator 155.
The rest of the card announced so far for Bellator 179 is below.
Bellator 179 "MacDonald vs. Daley" (Spike TV):
Welterweight: Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley
Welterweight: Michael Page vs. Derek Anderson
Light Heavyweight: Liam McGeary vs. Linton Vassell
Heavyweight: Cheick Kongo vs. Augusto Sakai
Bellator 179 "Prelims" (Spike.com):
Lightweight: Jay Dods vs. Alfie Davis
Heavyweight: Rob Beech vs. Stav Economou
Flyweight: Jamie Powell vs. Amir Albazi
Welterweight: Umer Kayani vs. Nathan Jones
Welterweight: Dan Vinni vs. Alex Lohore
Middleweight: Liam Etebar vs. Rafal Cejra Cejrowski
Catchweight (150 lbs.): Jeremy Petley vs. Chase Morton
Middleweight: Marcin Prostko vs. Mike Shipman
Bantamweight: Salih Kulucan vs. Diego Barbosa
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