Paul Daley Face Yuya Shirai at BAMMA, Risks Strikeforce Title Shot in the Process


Paul DAley UFC 113

Paul Daley

After a long period of negotiations and opponent courting, MMAWeekly can confirm through sources close to negotiations that Paul Daley has agreed to fight Yuya Shirai as the headline bout for the upcoming BAMMA 5 card, to be held at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England on February 26 2011.

Fighter’s Only initially reported the bout between Daley and Shirai.

Speculation has run rife over the last week as to who Daley’s intended opponent could be with the incumbent Welterweight DEEP champion Yuya Shirai and former UFC veteran Karo Parysian being in the frame.

Paul Daley is a contracted Strikeforce fighter and in pole position to face the winner of the upcoming encounter between Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos and Nick Diaz – the current Strikeforce 170lbs kingpin. Independent sources have indicated that Daley had to pursue opponent endorsement before being given the all clear to make his BAMMA debut and open his 2011 campaign of terror.

Although on the surface the bout will be an exciting affair, there are underlying risks for the British bomber. Scott Coker first broke the news on MMAWeekly Radio about Daley getting a shot against the winner of the Nick Diaz and Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, but now there is more risk because if he loses all bets are off.

“The deck gets reshuffled,” Coker said about Daley’s title shot if he loses in BAMMA.

The true winners in this bout are the English fans who will no doubt welcome back the controversial fighter with a raucous applause, celebrating a return to competition on home shores following a two year international absence.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 4 days ago
  • 19 views

Watch former UFC competitor Paul Daley knock out Marinho Moreira Da Rocha with a liver shot in the main event of BAMMA 16. The main event of BAMMA 16 saw British striker Paul Daley knock out Marinho read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 316 views

Former UFC and Bellator slugger Paul Daley was at it again last night (Sat., Sept. 13, 2014) in the main event of BAMMA 16: "Daley vs. Da Rocha" inside the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, United Ki read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

Paul Daley’s last bout before returning to Bellator won’t be against Igor Fernandes. Set to headline the BAMMA 16 card in Manchester on Sept. 13, Daley will now face Marinho Moreira da Rocha, as "Cha read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

Paul Daley has a new opponent for his headlining bout at BAMMA 16. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 20 views

Paul Daley won his second fight in a row and six of his last seven on Saturday at BAMMA 16 in Manchester, England when he knocked out Marinho Moreira da Rocha in the second round. The win improved Da read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 16 views

If you’re counting, that’s now six wins – and six knockouts – in a seven-fight span for big-show vet Paul Daley.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 11 views

Paul Daley is free to fight in the United States again. According to Bellator president Scott Coker, Daley (34-13-2) has finally been granted a working visa from the US government to resume his Bella read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 views

Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Miesha Tate revealed that she was interested in avenging her loss to Cat Zingano. Although her sights are firmly set on her upcoming opponent, Miesha Tate hop read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

Within a span of a few whirlwind hours on Tuesday, Eddie Alvarez went from Bellator lightweight champion, to unconditional free agent, to co-headlining what -- injuries aside -- may still be the most read news >>