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Paul Daley Gets Bellator/Glory Opponent

Paul Daley

Paul Daley and Fernando Gonzalez will square off this September in a kickboxing match as part of Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1.

The bout is a featured attraction for the combination MMA and kickboxing card with Glory. The action goes down September 19 from the SAP Center in San Jose.

Tito Ortiz challenges Liam McGeary in the main event for the light heavyweight title, while Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell and Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal compete in a one-night tournament to crown the No. 1 contender in the division.

Along with Daley-Gonzalez, Zack Mwekassa faces Saulo Cavalari for the vacant Glory light heavyweight title and Gabriel Vega defends his featherweight belt vs. Serhiy Adamchuck.

“Glory has been a great partner for this event, bringing several world-class, championship kickboxing matches to the table,” Bellator MMA president Scott Coker said. “Daley and Gonzalez are two incredible strikers in our welterweight division, and we’re looking forward to seeing them lay it on the line with Glory gloves on their hands. It would be great to see the winner of this fight take on Glory’s welterweight champ Nieky Holzken in the future.”

Daley is a veteran of kickboxing, going 20-3 during his 13-year combat sports career. He is coming off a victory over Dennis Olson at Bellator 140. Gonzalez is a former WBC National Muay Thai cruiserweight champion.

“We’re thrilled to have athletes the caliber of Daley and Gonzalez testing their striking inside the ring” GLORY CEO Jon Franklin said. “Under GLORY rules, our fans know to expect non-stop action, and these two fighters that Bellator has selected are perfect fits. We’re expecting fireworks.”

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship
Liam McGeary (c) vs. Tito Ortiz

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final
TBA vs. TBA

Vacant Glory Light Heavyweight Championship
Saulo Cavalari vs. Zack Mwekassa

Glory Featherweight Championship
Gabriel Varga (c) vs. Serhiy Adamchuck

Kickboxing: Paul Daley vs. Fernando Gonzalez

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
TBA vs. TBA (Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
TBA vs. TBA (Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal)

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