Rory MacDonald (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Bellator 179 Results: MacDonald Taps Daley, Vassell Chokes McGeary

On Friday, May 19, Bellator MMA will host its 179th event from the SSE Arena in London, England

In the night’s main event, a pair of UFC veteran lock horns as England’s Paul Daley takes on Bellator newcomer Rory MacDonald. Daley enters the match-up having won six of his last seven, and five of his six appearances in the Bellator cage. He most recently stopped Brennan Ward with a flying knee at Bellator 170 in January. Canada’s MacDonald, meanwhile, will look to snap a two-fight losing streak. The 27-year-old fell short in his quest for UFC gold against Robbie Lawler, then dropped a five-round decision against Stephen Thompson in his most recent outing.

The action kicks off Friday at 12:45 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card aired via same day tape-delay on Spike TV at 9 p.m ET. Check back following the event for the full results.


Rory MacDonald def. Paul Daley by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:45
Linton Vassell def. Liam McGeary by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 3, 2:28
Cheick Kongo def. Augusto Sakai by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Lohore def. Dan Vinni by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:56
Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. D.J. Griffin by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:40
Alfie Davis def. Jay Dods by TKO (body kick). Round 1
Stav Economou def. Dan Konecke by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:05
Amir Albazi def. Jamie Powell by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
Nathan Jones def. Umer Kayani by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:35
Fabian Edwards def. Rafal Cejrowski by knockout (flying knee). Round 1, 3:44
Jeremy Petley def. Chase Morton by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Mike Shipman def. Marcin Prostko by TKO (knees). Round 1, 2:39
Salih Kulucan def. Diego Barbosa by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 2:18