Paul Daley Sends Saad Awad To The Canvas With A Superb Left Hook, Then Delivers Big Ground Strikes!
Bellator 232 is going down live now (Saturday, October 26, 2019) from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
It is co-headlined by the 175 lbs match between the former UFC Octagon warrior Paul “Semtex” Daley and Bellator Season Eight Lightweight Tournament finalist Saad “Assassin” Awad.
Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald. Awad is in the blue gloves and red trunks, while Daley wears red gloves and matching trunks. Here we go!
No glove touch, Awad opens up with powerful leg kicks. Daley circles and stops the takedown attempt. Leg kicks Daley, right hand Awad. Saad shoots in again, stuffed, then he tries to kick Daley, who retreats and fires back.
Leg kick Awad, Daley’s hook misses. Daley uppercut, punch Awad, head kick Paul. Awesome trade on both sides, and now both fighters are on the fence. They separate, Daley lands a reverse elbow, Awad goes to his back.
MacDonald warns Saad to stay away from grabbing the fence. Up-kicks, but Daley escapes well and attacks his ribs. 10-9 Daley.
Daley kicked off aggressively. He fell on his back but got up after 20 seconds. Awad is doing everything he can to put Daley on his back, fighting for the under-hooks.
Daley swings free, lands a brutal body shot. Now right low kick, and big left hook by Daley! Few hammer-fists on the ground, but these were unnecessary strikes, Saad was not defending, a victory for Paul Daley, MacDonald steps in!
Final Result: Paul Daley defeats Saad Awad (TKO, round 2, 1:30)
Here are the highlights:
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Paul Daley improves the score to 42-17-2 MMA, 8-4 BMMA, Saad Awad drops to 23-13 MMA, 11-9 BMMA.