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Paul Daley wins striking duel, knocks out Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 183


Lorenz Larkin was happy to stand and trade with Paul Daley, much to the British slugger’s delight.

It took him a round to get warmed up, but “Semtex” eventually made Larkin pay for testing his striking, blasting Larkin with a left hand before finishing him off with a combination in Round 2 of the Bellator 183 welterweight co-main event at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday.

Larkin started off strong, scoring with kicks and straight rights in Round 1. After Daley slipped off a kick, Larkin went to work from top position and closed out the first five minutes with ground-and-pound. It looked like Daley was in serious trouble.

However, Daley managed to escape Larkin’s attempts to pressure him against the cage, and after clipping Larkin on a spinning backfist, Daley connected with the closing sequence to put a stop to the action at the 2:40 mark of the second frame.

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