According to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, the Daley vs. War Machine match-up overwhelmingly won the vote by the fans promo the organization had put together to determine the first fight that would air on Spike TV when they debut in 2013.
Unfortunately, War Machine suffered a pretty serious training injury that left him with a fractured fibia and a torn ACL in his knee that will keep him out for at least 4 to 6 months.
War Machine later updated his status on Twitter saying that the tear in his ACL is only a partial tear and will not require surgery.
Bellator will still put the Daley vs. War Machine fight on Spike TV when both are healthy later in 2013. There was no further announcement regarding what fight would kick off the programming for Bellator on Spike in January.
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