UFC and Strikeforce veteran Paul Daley has announced a new three-fight deal with UK-based promotion BAMMA.
Daley (33-12) will return to a promotion he last fought for in September 2011, after long being rumoured with a return to the UFC and also fighting Cathal Pendred for Cage Warriors’ welterweight title.
“I’m extremely happy to sign with a premier European promotion,” Daley said in a statement. “BAMMA provides exciting match-ups for hardcore fans, with a TV production that appeals to mainstream viewers. I’m aiming to bring my own brand of fight entertainment into households around the world the only way I, Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley, know how… knockout victories.”
Daley has an impressive 8-3 record since leaving the UFC after a loss to Josh Koscheck and with Dana White ruling out a return to the UFC for the 30 year old Brit and VISA issues making his time with Bellator untenable, a move back home to BAMMA seems the most logical outcome in all this.
BAMMA have yet to confirm when Daley will fight, though there are hopes it will be at BAMMA 14 before the end of the year.
“We are delighted to have signed Paul to a multi-fight deal with BAMMA,” Ashley Bothwell, BAMMA’s managing director, said in a statement. “Paul is an exceptional athlete who has built a huge fan base worldwide due to his electrifying style of fighting. All of his previous fights on BAMMA have contained Paul’s trademark excitement and energy and we look forward to more of the same. We know how much Paul brings to a promotions fight roster and this multi-fight deal shows the mutual respect that we hold each other in.”
For now, Daley has confirmed that he will be fighting in Russia in November at Legend MMA 2 against an unnamed opponent.