SAAD AWAD will face Paul Daley in Bellator 232

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Bellator president Scott Coker announced that Saad Awad will step in for the injured Sabah Homasi and face Paul Daley on short notice at Bellator 232

The Announcement was made on Monday , Bellator 232 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Saturday and is headlined by the welterweight grand prix final between reigning champion Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima. Daley vs. Awad will be contested at a 175-pound catchweight.

Since Awad has competed primarily at lightweight during his Bellator tenure, he has also made a couple of appearances at 170 pounds, beating Evangelista Santos while losing to Brennan Ward. The 36-year-old Milennia MMA representative enters the matchup with Daley on a three-bout skid, which includes a first-round submission defeat to Goiti Yamauchi in his most recent appearance at Bellator 229.

Paul Daley , defeated Erick Silva by unanimous decision in Bellator 223 this past June in London , England to end his two-fight skid.


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