Sabah Homasi returns to the Bellator cage for the first time in 2021 this Friday against Paul Daley — a fight that has been scheduled three times. With luck, Bellator 257 will finally see the fight come to pass.
Homasi (15-8) is on the longest winning streak of his career, with the welterweight currently sitting at four wins in a row. Three of those wins have come in the Bellator cage. In his Bellator debut, he knocked out Micah Terrill in 17 seconds. The Lebanese American would return a year later at Bellator 243 and pick up a dominant unanimous decision win over Curtin Millender, followed by a flying knee knockout in his most recent outing, two months later.
“It’s hard work,” Homasi said when asked what he attributes his winning streak to during the Bellator 257 media day this morning. “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; it’s more of a mental state for me. It’s like something clicked for me, and I’m putting everything together now. I had the skillset; everything is just coming together with perfect timing for me.”
With a win over Daley at Bellator 257, Homasi wants to continue to ascend the Bellator welterweight ladder.
“After this win, I see myself just climbing the ladder, you know, climbing the ladder and getting closer to a title shot,” Homasi said. He was surprised, in fact, not to find opponent Daley in the rankings (“Semtex” was ineligible to be ranked after not having fought in the past 12 months). “I was surprised not to see him, Koreshkov, and Lorenz Larkin.” But a win over a name like Daley should nonetheless give him a boost.
Homasi vs. Daley goes down at Bellator 257 this Friday, April 16 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Watch his full media day appearance above.