Paul Daley to Face Winner of Diaz/Cyborg, But First Headlines BAMMA Show in England


Strikeforce welterweight contender Paul Daley is getting ready to head back into action, but this time it will be in his home country of England.

Daley has been approved to headline an upcoming show for the British run MMA organization BAMMA, and is expected to be part of the the main event of their show in February.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed the news to MMAWeekly Radio on Wednesday night.

“Paul has requested to have a fight in the UK, and our deal with Paul we have to sign off on it, and we have to have an opponent approval,” Coker stated.

The opponent for Daley has not been finalized, although MMAWeekly.com has confirmed several names are on the list. Coker said much the same, and believes they could have final word about Daley’s opponent in the next few days.

“There’s a couple names and we’re going through that process with him. He wants to stay busy and he wants to fight the winner of (Nick) Diaz and Evangelista (Cyborg), and I think that makes a lot of sense,” said Coker.

Daley’s one-off fight in the UK will keep him busy to kick off 2011, but according to the Strikeforce president if he wins he will be fighting the winner of the upcoming fight between Diaz and Cyborg set to go down on Jan 29.

Coker simply said ‘yes’ when asked if he is the de facto No. 1 contender for the title, and he will be waiting in the wings when the welterweight title fight is settled next Saturday night.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Daley’s opponent in BAMMA when it becomes available.


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