Paul Daley is coming back to the Bellator cage. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com


Hard-hitting British welterweight Paul Daley has rejoined the ranks of Bellator MMA.

Bellator officials announced the signing of Daley in a Monday release, along with the addition of Dutch striker Melvin Manhoef to the company’s middleweight roster. Terms of the deals were not disclosed, and the organization not yet released information on when or where the new signings may compete.

Daley, 31, first competed for Bellator in July 2012, scoring a first-round knockout of Rudy Bears in a bout which would have propelled “Semtex” into the Bellator Season 8 welterweight tournament. However, visa issues prevented the Englishman from traveling to the U.S., and in July 2013, Bellator cut ties with Daley over an assault charge in his native land.

Since his lone Bellator appearance, Daley has emerged victorious from four of five outings, with the only loss coming via unanimous decision to recent UFC signing Alexander Yakovlev. The new deal reunites Daley with former Strikeforce boss and newly appointed Bellator president Scott Coker.

“Like always, I’m coming into Bellator to put on a show,” Daley stated in the release. “I loved working for Coker back in Strikeforce, and when I got the call to possibly come back to Bellator, it was a no-brainer. I feel great, I’m fresh, and I’m going after that belt.”

Manhoef, 38, snapped a two-fight MMA losing skid with a 46-second knockout of Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos in Brazil on April 27. More recently, “No Mercy” entered Glory’s one-night kickboxing tournament on June 21 and was eliminated by Filip Verlinden in the opening round.

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