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 July. 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.


The fighters hit the scales on Thursday, May 18.

Bellator 179 Weigh-in Results
Paul Daley (170.75) vs. Rory MacDonald (170)
Liam McGeary (205.5) vs. Linton Vassell (205)
Cheick Kongo (244) vs. Augusto Sakai (263.75)
Alex Lohore (170) vs. Dan Vinni (169.5)
Kevin Ferguson Jr. (165) vs. D.J. Griffin (164)
Alfie Davis (155) vs. Jay Dods (154.75)
Dan Konecke (227.5) vs. Stav Economou (260.75)
Amir Albazi (125.5) vs. Jamie Powell (125.25)
Nathan Jones (169) vs. Umer Kayani (168.75)
Rafal Cejrowski (185) vs. Fabien Edwards (184.5)
Chase Morton (149.75) vs. Jeremy Petley (148.75)
Marcin Prostko (185) vs. Mike Shipman (185.75)
Diego Barbosa (136) vs. Salih Kulucan (135.5)

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