This is the Bellator 170 live blog for Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's Bellator event at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Daley, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Ward, who also has won four of his past five fights, in the co-main event.
Check out the Bellator 170 live blog below.
Round 1: Should be fireworks. Mike Beltran is the referee. The long braided beard. They touch gloves. And Ward bobs forward. Leg kick from Daley. Stiff jab from Daley, and now Ward catches a low kick and throws him down. He stands, and they wing. Left hand grazes Ward, and it looked like it might have hurt him a bit. Now Ward ducks down for a takedown and gets it. He goes to work on the canvas, and now they are back up. Ward not shy, as expected. Right hands form Daley, and the second one landed. Ward stalks right back at him, and eats a left hook. Ward again changes levels and takes Daley down — that one more telegraphed, but it worked. They are on the ground near fence, and Daley scoots back to his knees, while Ward climbs on his back. Spinning elbow lands, but then Daley blasts him with a flying knee! And it's over. Brennan Ward is out of it! Flat on his back. Wow! What a knockout.
Bellator 170 official results: Paul Daley def. Brennan Ward via KO (flying knee) at 2:27 of R1