With the finale of the Welterweight Grand Prix taking place in the main event of Bellator 232, 170-pounders populate the co-main event as Sabah Homasi will face Paul Daley.
Sabah Homasi is getting a quick jump in competition after winning in just 17 seconds last month in his return to Bellator. After knocking out Micah Terrill, who is 14-7 in his MMA career, he’ll face the well-known and very experienced Paul Daley. Daley has fought 60 times in his career and has notable wins in Bellator and the UFC.
Homasi has also been at the highest level, albeit briefly. After losing to Carrington Banks on The Ultimate Fighter in 2015, the American Top Team fighter went 3-1 in smaller promotions to earn a shot at the UFC. Tim Means disposed of him in his debut, then Homasi fell to Abdul Razak Alhassan twice. An immediate rematch occurred after the first fight ended controversially. Homasi is 2-0 since then, with the 17-second KO showcasing his potential.
Daley also had a short three-fight stint in the UFC, but for different reasons. The British fighter impressively knocked out Martin Kampmann and Dustin Hazelett to earn a shot at then-top contender Josh Koscheck. Koscheck wrestled him for three rounds and Daley punched him after the final bell, ending his run with the UFC. Daley went 12-4 including a few fights in Strikeforce before signing with Bellator. Since then, he’s gone 6-4, fighting the best that the promotion has to offer and knocking out Lorenz Larkin.
Bellator 232 will take place on October 26 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. The card is headlined by the welterweight tournament final between champion Rory MacDonald and former champion Douglas Lima. Aside from the main and co-main event, no other fights are attached to the card as of now.