The California-based promotion announced the pairing on Wednesday.
Bellator 170 takes place at the Forum in Los Angeles and is
headlined by a light heavyweight duel between Tito Ortiz and
Sonnen. Daley vs. Ward will be part of a main card that airs on
Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
Daley was supposed to face Derek
Anderson at Bellator 163 but was pulled from the bout for
precautionary reasons one day prior due to a difficult weight cut.
In his most recent outing, “Semtex” saw a five-fight winning streak
end at Bellator 158 in a unanimous decision defeat to Douglas
Ward has won five of his last six Bellator appearances, with his
only defeat during that time coming in an upset submission loss to
Santos on April 22. Most recently, the Waterford, Conn., native
knocked out Saad Awad 1:28
into the opening stanza of their encounter at Bellator 163.