Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley is set to fight in the Bellator 260 co-main event in Connecticut.
The British knockout artist is aiming for his 44th career victory.
Following his amazing victory at Bellator 257 last month, British welterweight hero Paul “Semtex” Daley has been assigned his next assignment, with the Nottingham knockout slated to face top welterweight contender Jason Jackson in the Bellator 260 co-main event on Friday, June 11.
Daley will face Florida-based Jamaican Jackson in a 175-pound contract weight match after scoring a dramatic come-from-behind knockout of Sabah Homasi at Bellator 257 in April.
During the epidemic, the fight will be held at Bellator’s normal home, the Fightsphere at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Daley has been a long-time welterweight contender, first in the UFC and then in Bellator, and his incredible longevity and love for dramatic knockouts have made him must-see TV anytime he enters the cage.
Daley expects to continue scoring huge fights and big finishes as one of Bellator’s most spectacular knockout artists after electing to continue his career outside of Bellator’s 170-pound welterweight division, instead operating at a more physically comfortable 175 pounds.
Daley has fought in 62 professional MMA fights, with a 43-17-2 record and a number of matches against the best in the world.
However, title gold in a major organization has escaped him thus far, and after being hospitalized following a difficult weight cut ahead of Bellator 247, Daley decided to effectively create his own weight class and compete at 175 pounds in order to avoid a recurrence incident.
Even if the contests are contested four pounds beyond the non-title welterweight limit of 171 pounds, Daley is now in a position to take fan-friendly matchups that nevertheless have major relevance for the welterweight division.
Jackson, who practices at the reputable Sanford MMA facility in Florida, will be his next opponent.
Jackson, who has a 14-4 record, is on a four-fight winning streak, having defeated Kiichi Kunimoto, Jordan Mein, Benson Henderson, and Neiman Gracie by decision.
Jackson’s current form puts him within striking distance of a crack at the Bellator welterweight belt.
And a win against Daley could be just the ticket for Jackson, who has been on fire since his Bellator debut at Bellator 231 in 2019, when he lost by split decision to Ed Ruth.
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