Bellator officially announced on Thursday that “Semtex" will battle “Red King” in the main event of Bellator 179. The event takes place May 19 at London’s SSE Arena.
Daley (39-14-2) headlined Bellator’s last card in London, when he suffered a unanimous decision defeat to current champion Douglas Lima. Six months after the loss, the welterweight returned to action and stopped Brennan Ward with a flying knee.
MacDonald (18-4) is set to make his Bellator debut after a 9-4 run under the UFC banner, which included wins over the likes of Nate Diaz, B.J. Penn, Demian Maia and current UFC champion Tyron Woodley. MacDonald left the UFC following back-to-back losses to Robbie Lawler and Stephen Thompson.