Paul Daley will make his debut for Bellator on July 20 at Bellator 72 from Tampa, Florida. The event goes down inside The USF Sun Dome.

Daley, a former UFC and Strikeforce competitor, will meet Rudy Bears. “Semtex” asked for his release from his Strikeforce contract so that he could remain more active, and the promotion obliged.

The main event for the night will see Bryan Baker and Karl Amoussou do battle in the finals of the welterweight tournament.

Also, the semifinals of the light heavyweight tournament will be decided between Emanuel Newton, Attila Vegh, Tim Carpenter and Travis Wiuff.

The main card will be shown live on MTV2.


Main Card

Bryan Baker (18-3) vs. Karl Amoussou (15-4-2) in welterweight tournament final

Paul Daley (29-12-2) vs. Rudy Bears (14-10)

Emanuel Newton (18-6-1) vs. Attila Vegh (26-4-2) in light heavyweight tournament semifinal

Tim Carpenter (9-1) vs. Travis Wiuff (67-14) in light heavyweight tournament semifinal

Waachiim Spiritwolf (9-10-1) vs. Marius Zaromskis (17-6)

Prelim Card

Ben Saunders (13-5-2) vs. Brian Warren (18-15-1)

Chris Barnett (7-1) vs. Tom Sauer (25-12)

Kenny Moss (5-2) vs. Raul Amaya (9-1)

Matt McCook (8-5) vs. Shanon Slack (4-0)

Jason Carapelluci (6-2) vs. Paul Barrow (4-2)

Julien Williams (2-1) vs. Ryan DeRocher (3-3)