For the third time, Bellator MMA will attempt to make a fight happen between Paul Daley and Sabah Homasi.
The welterweights have been booked to square off at Bellator 257 on April 16. MMAjunkie.com was first to report the bout. Bellator 257 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, and features light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal matchups between Vadim Nemkov and Phil Davis as well as Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero.
Daley and Homasi were initially slated to meet at Bellator 232 in October 2019, but Homasi withdrew after suffering an injury. The two combatants were then booked for Bellator 241 in March 2020, but that event was scrapped due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
After losing a five-round verdict to Michael Page in the promotion’s welterweight grand prix, Daley has rebounded with a decision triumph over Erick Silva at Bellator 223 and a technical knockout of Saad Awad at Bellator 232. “Semtex” has compiled an 8-4 mark with the California-based promotion overall.
Homasi, meanwhile, is currently riding the momentum of a four-fight winning streak – including three victories under the Bellator MMA banner. Most recently, the 32-year-old American Top Team product knocked out Bobby Voelker in the second round at Bellator 250.