Paul Daley and Michael “Venom” Page get into a scuffle in the crowd at Bellator 179

Bellator 179

Paul Daley tapped to Rory MacDonald and started beef with MVP inside five minutes.

I guess one fight a night isn’t enough when you’re MMA badass Paul “Semtex” Daley. He had no sooner been tapped out by Rory when he was out in the crowd mixing it up with Michael Page.Michael Page was supposed to competing on this card against Derek Anderson. Page was pulled from this card after he sustained an injury training. He was still on hard to take in the Bellator 179 festivities.

After the main event, Paul Daley was leaving the cage when he and MVP had words, that led to an altercation. It’s difficult to see in the video what exactly happened, but they were immediately separated and Daley rushed to the bank by security.

I guess one way to stay relevant in the sport, is if you lose, get your next fight started before you even get your gloves off.  Thanks to Chamatkar Sandhu for posting the video to Twitter. He’s a correspondent for MMA Junkie.

All hail the jumping knee knockout by Fabian Edwards at Bellator 179

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Ka-Boom! Fabian Edwards uncorks a whopper of a jumping knee.

Tonight at Bellator 179, there was a plethora of action. However, perhaps nothing was as jaw-droppingly amazing as this jumping knee delivered by Fabian Edwards against Rafał Cejrowski on the undercard. Bellator decided to tweet it out so we could all partake in the goodness, and now, I share that tweet with you.

Anytime you’re a young fighter, on the big stage for the first time nerves are bound to get in the way of what you’re trying to do. Not the case for Edwards tonight. Fabian Edwards was making his professional debut, and he did so in amazing fashion.

Buckle up, and enjoy the violence.

Bellator 179 Weigh in Video, all fighters make weight without incident

Bellator 179 Weigh-in

Bellator Weigh-ins ran like a well-oiled machine.

Bellator 179 is tomorrow night, but today, the fighters all made their way to the scales to make tomorrow’s fights official. One after the next, all 26 fighters made weight without issue. The Bellator 179 weigh-in video is below. Rory MacDonald weighed in at 170 pounds his first time on the Bellator scale. His opponent, Paul Daley weighed in at a ready 170.8 pounds.

Rory MacDonald will be facing Paul Daley in his first fight since joining the Bellator roster.

In the co-main event, Liam McGeary weighed in at 205.5 pounds, while his opponent Linton Vassell tipped the scaled at 205 on the dot. The complete weigh-ins and the complete list of weigh-in results are below.

Rory MacDonald (170.1) vs. Paul Daley (170.8)
Liam McGeary (205.5) vs. Linton Vassell (205)
Dan Vinni (169.4) vs. Alex Lohore (170)
Cheick Kongo (244) vs. Augusto Sakai (263.75)
Kevin Ferguson Jr. (165) vs. D.J. Griffin (164)
Jay Dods (154.74) vs. Alfie Davis (155)
Dan Konecke (227.5) vs. Stav Economou (260.75)
Jamie Powell (125.2) vs. Amir Albazi (125.5)
Umer Kayani (168.75) vs. Nathan Jones (169)
Fabien Edwards (184.5) vs. Rafal Cejrowski (185)
Jeremy Petley (148.75) vs. Chase Morton (149.75)
Marcin Prostko (185.25) vs. Mike Shipman (185.75)
Salih Kulucan (135.5) vs. Diego Barbosa (136)

Bellator 179: In Focus | Rory MacDonald – Training for a debut

Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald makes his promotional debut Friday night.

In this Bellator video, we get a bit of a look behind the scenes at Rory MacDonald. Rory is making his promotional debut Friday night against Paul Daley. We see him training up in BC, Canada preparing for his debut.

It’s not just Rory working out, we hear from his coaches, teammates and see him spending time with his daughter. It’s a great look at a fighter who despite his fame and achievements in the sport of MMA, has remained a mystery to most.  The Red Kid will meet Paul “Semtex” Daley in the highly anticipated matchup, headlining Bellator 179.

Rory has a professional record of 18-4 and defeated such stars as BJ Penn, Jake Ellenberger, Demain Maia and current UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.  He’ll be looking to earn a title shot with a win in his debut for Bellator. Tune in Friday night live and free on Spike and see what happens.

Bellator 179 takes a major hit as Michael “Venom” Page suffers a knee injury

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Unfortunately for Derek Anderson, he’s off the card. Bellator 179 takes place May 19th in London, England. One of the more highly anticipated matches was Michael Page taking on Derek Anderson in a Welterweight clash. That fight is off the card, due to a knee injury suffered by Michael Page. The unfortunate news came out … Read moreBellator 179 takes a major hit as Michael “Venom” Page suffers a knee injury

Michael “Venom” Page has his next Bellator fight signed

Michael "Venom" Page

MVP will step into the cage at Bellator 179 against game competitor Derek Anderson Recently Bellator revealed that Rory MacDonald will make his Bellator debut in London against Paul Daley.  Today that card received a co-feature fight when Bellator announced Michael “Venom” Page will take on Derek Anderson on the same night. Michael Page (12-0) … Read moreMichael “Venom” Page has his next Bellator fight signed

Despite social media campaign to get the Daley fight, MVP finds himself on the outside looking in

Despite social media campaign to get the Daley fight, MVP finds himself on the outside looking in

We announced the news earlier today that Rory MacDonald would be making his Bellator debut in the main event of Bellator 179 against Paul Daley in London on May 19th. While the announcement has been an exciting one for fight fans, one person in particular can be none too happy – Michael “Venom” Page. Page has … Read moreDespite social media campaign to get the Daley fight, MVP finds himself on the outside looking in

Rory MacDonald versus Paul Daley to main event Bellator 179

Rory MacDonald versus Paul Daley to main event Bellator 179

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 … Read moreRory MacDonald versus Paul Daley to main event Bellator 179