Bellator Clears Paul Daley to Head DFC 4 in Dubai


DaleyHazelett3351UFC108UFC and Bellator veteran Paul Daley, currently unable to fight in the United States, is headed to Dubai to headline DFC 4 on May 10 against One FC veteran Rodrigo “Ximbica” Ribeiro.

Daley is under contract with Bellator, but has been unable to fight for them in the U.S. recently due to issues regarded to his visa status, which he expects a decision on in April. The troubles with his visa kept Daley out of the Bellator Season 8 welterweight tournament.

Bellator has granted him permission to pursue opportunities such as the Dubai Fighting Championship while the issue is sorted.

“Bellator Fighting Championship have given me official clearance,” said Daley in an official statement. “I’m happy to represent them, and promise another knockout victory, en route to my return to the USA based promotion televised on SpikeTV.”

Daley (31-12-2) is on a two-fight winning streak, since his Strikeforce exit following a loss to Kazuo Misaki last spring. Ribeiro (9-10) is on a two-fight skid, having lost back-to-back bouts to Phil Baroni and Rustam Khabilov under the One FC banner.

Other announced DFC 4 bouts include Mounir Lazzez vs. Tony Michielsen and Nilson Lopez vs. Hubert Geven.

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