Andrey Koreshkov Gets Wish, Fight with Paul Daley Targeted for Bellator London

Paul Daley Bellator MMA
Paul Daley Credit: Bellator MMA

Ask, and ye shall receive. Bellator welterweight Andrey Koreshkov did just that, calling out Paul “Semtex” Daley following a dramatic win at Bellator 274 on Saturday.

It appears he has his wish. On Monday, Cageside Press confirmed that Koreshkov vs. Daley is being targeted for May’s Bellator London card. Whoa TV’s Michael Morgan was first to report the news.

Koreshkov (25-4) smashed though UFC alum Chance Rencountre in just 38 seconds in the co-main event of Bellator 274. The spinning heel kick left Rencountre hospitalized and awaiting surgery to repair five broken ribs and a punctured lung. Immediately afterwards, Koreshkov called for a fight with Daley, citing their exciting styles as his primary motivator.

It would appear Daley (43-18-2) feels the same. The 39-year old “Semtex” has declared that his next fight will be his last, after seeing a three-fight win streak snapped by Jason Jackson last time out. If it is his final fight, on paper, it’s certainly an explosive match-up: neither Daley nor Koreshkov are exactly known for their wrestling.

Bellator London is set to take place on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England. The event is headlined by a welterweight title fight featuring champ Yaroslav Amosov putting his title on the line against Michael “Venom” Page.