We have about three weeks before Bellator 178 hits us like a cold mackerel in the face, but it’s not too soon to get hyped about the UK-broadcast event. For starters, Michael Page and Liam McGeary are on the card, which is always fun. However, the real reason to be excited is the main event, which pits killer striker Paul Daley against… RORY MACDONALD.

That’s right, Rory MacDonald. We pretty much saw how far MacDonald could go in the UFC – which was pretty freakin’ far, as he very nearly won the belt. But many of his fights were lifespan-shortening wars, so clearly wading into the shallower waters of Bellator appealed to him.

Hey, it appeals to me, too, as now I get to see one of the best welterweights in the world cut through Bellator’s ranks like a hot knife through butter.

Here are some preview vids to get you motivated.