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Explosive Welterweight Paul "Semtex" Daley Joins Bellator Fighting Championships


The Bellator Welterweight division just got even more explosive as feared British striker Paul “Semtex” Daley joins one of Bellator’s deepest divisions in a move that adds another world-class fighter to Bellator’s talent-laden roster.

“I’ve been a Semtex fan for years,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “He’s an incredibly explosive fighter who is magic to watch inside the cage. So, when the opportunity presented itself to join forces with Paul, it was a simple decision to make. Paul’s one of those fighters I’ve always intentionally stayed home to watch and now I can watch him cageside at Bellator.”

Daley will make his Bellator debut on July 20 as the promotion will host Bellator 72 from The University of South Florida’s Sun Dome in Tampa LIVE on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX.

Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, by visiting the Sun Dome Box Office and at all Ticketmaster outlets including Wal-Mart. Ticket prices range from $30 – $120.

Hailing for Nottingham, England, Daley has enjoyed an incredibly successful career amassing a 29-12 record that includes 20 KO victories. “Semtex” holds victories over Martin Kampmann, Jorge Masvidal, Scott Smith and Duane Ludwig and at only 29 years old, the sky is limit for Daley in Bellator.

“I’ve been a fan of Bellator for a long while,” Daley said. “When this chance came up, I was absolutely ready to make a long term commitment to Bellator. I have my sights set on winning the tournament and winning that Bellator title.”

Daley joins an impressive list of welterweights with Bellator, including reigning Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, Season 6 Tournament Finalists Bryan Baker and Karl Amoussou, Ben Saunders and Douglas Lima. Even with the loaded lineup, Daley knows he has his work cut out for him.

“The organization has really been developing and signing a lot of the best fighters in the world, and it’s another reason why I signed with Bellator,” Daley said. “The tournament format is something that really stood out to me, and it’s a chance to face some of the best fighters in the sport. There isn’t anyone sitting at the top of the mountain top making decisions on who fights who, the fighters get to decide who is going to be the next champion, and that’s how it should be. Bellator does it right, and that’s why I’m here.”

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22 Comments to Explosive Welterweight Paul "Semtex" Daley Joins Bellator Fighting Championships

  1. Wrestlingdoesntrule says:

    I hope they put him up against a wrestler so Semtex can show everybody how much wrestling sucks!

  2. DERP says:

    Now make weight this time ya fucker! probably still lose anyway.

  3. Fail Sonnen says:

    “i was ready to make a long term commitment to bellator” Of course you were fucktard where the hell else you gonna go when zuffa wants nothing to do with you?

    • Majestyk says:

      actually, he asked to be released from strikeforce because he wasn’t fighting regularly enough because strikeforce only puts on like 5 events a year

      • T.DADDY says:

        No zuffa didn’t give a shit about his bum ass… He got power that’s it.. no bjj.. no wrestling.. no cardio.. this guy is a tomato can

      • pfft says:

        Dude, you have no idea what your talking about. The canned his ass. He is a joke and has a bad attitude with no respect for the sport. His only skill was his knockout power, which is gone now.

  4. albert says:

    Well he couldnt cut it anywhere eles

  5. Dick Diaz says:

    in terms of talent or name value, this is a big addition for bellator.

    • T.DADDY says:

      Talent??? He can punch hard that’s it.. he falls down half the time when he tries to throw a punch.. look at the nick diaz fight.. he was trippin over his own feet..lol.. garbage daley

  6. Nick says:

    After Chael looses to Silva he should go to bellator they need a new middle weight champ now that Hector is in the UFC

  7. DMAC says:

    Glad Semtex found a home. Guy fucked up Kampman and people praise Kampman lol. I’d l0ve to see Daley vs Running man, just a dream match up for me …..

  8. Kjtrlt says:

    Good that he’s found a new venue. What can he do within it? Therecare a few pretty good guys over there who can f$&@ him up!

  9. wrong headline says:

    Headline should have read: Paul Daley gets lucky, finds job.

  10. B-rad says:

    semtex will explode all over you after the final bell

  11. Mike b says:

    I agree with some comments that Paul just got power and no bjj or wrestling.but I still think he’s not that bad as a fighter.it will be good for bellator though.and they just got Brett Rogers too.personally I don’t like Paul Dailey just cause of that sucker punch he gave koshcheck at ufc 113 after the bell.hes a bitch for doing that shit.he just got mad cause he couldn’t land that punch during the actual fight.he thought it was boxing not mma.

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