Rory MacDonald (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Bellator 179 Results: MacDonald Taps Daley, Vassell Chokes McGeary

Rob Tatum Assistant Editor

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