Paul Daley will return in July. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Paul Daley will return to the Bellator MMA cage on July 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., where he’ll face Dennis Olson in a welterweight contest.
Daley (36-13-2), last saw action in February with a unanimous-decision win against Andre Santos at Bellator 134. The 32-year-old British slugger has won three in a row and seven of his last eight.
Olson (14-8) is 0-2 with the promotion, having dropped fights to Dan Cramer and David Branch. The Team Triumph product will enter the bout on the strength of a win against Jarod Lawton in April.
July 17’s card will be headlined by a welterweight title fight pitting champion Douglas Lima against challenger Andrey Koreshkov.
“Once we nailed down our return to Mohegan Sun, we knew that we had to put together an amazing night of fights that would wow the fans,” declared Bellator MMA President Scott Coker in a press release. “I really feel that we’ve succeeded in doing so by showcasing this wealth of welterweight talent. There are several bonafide stars in the division and we are excited to see several of them fighting on July 16.”