It was just announced by Bellator that Rory MacDonald will make his promotional debut against Paul Daley in the main event of Bellator 179 from the SSE Arena in London. The event takes place on Friday, May 19th, and will air live on Spike.
Following his devastating KO win over Brennan Ward with a flying knee at Bellator 170, Daley (39-14-2) called out Rory in his post-fight interview. It didn’t take long for MacDonald to respond with the following tweet:
— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) January 22, 2017
Fellow Bellator welterweight Michael “Venom” Page has be been hard at work on social media this past week throwing shots at Daley in an attempt to have them headline that very London card. He posted as recently as 4 hours ago with a music video, but it fell on deaf ears.
Much like the debut of fellow UFC transplant Benson Henderson, MacDonald (18-4) isn’t taking the easy route upon entering the promotion. He last fought in June of 2016 where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.
No other fights have been announced yet, but it is likely that we will see MVP on that card as well as London is his backyard.
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) February 9, 2017