Bellator 257: Paul Daley defeated Sabah Homasi.
Paul defeated Sabah Homasi via TKO, Round 2 – 1:44 at Bellator 257 on Friday, April 16, 2021, live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
“If I’m fighting you, I’m fighting you. I’m not fucking respecting him until after I fight him,” said Daley in his post-fight interview. Following the fight, cameras picked up Daley and Homasi exchanging words of respect.
Homasi came out for the first round and attacked. Homasi attacked with a combination of kicks and strikes. Within the first 90 seconds of the fight, Homasi hurt Daley, dropping him. Daley somehow survived the heavy attack from Homasi. Daley was able to slow the fight down with his ground defense and was eventually able to work his way back up to his feet. The first round closed on a high note from Daley, who landed a powerful left hook at hurt Homasi.
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Daley built on his strong finish to the first round in the opening minute of the second round. A powerful hook from Daley dropped Homasi. Daley jumped on top and landed a series of hammer fists but Homasi was able to survive. The end of the fight saw Daley catch a Homasi kick and land a powerful left hook. Homasi immediately dropped to the canvas and tried to cover up. Daley relentlessly attacked with hammer fists, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Daley entered Friday’s fight on a two-fight winning streak. The comeback victory was very impressive for the 38-year-old British fighter. Daley improved to 43-17-2 in his career with 34 knockouts. In his post-fight interview, Daley made it clear that he wished to continue fighting at a 175lbs catchweight.
Homasi is undefeated since rejoining Bellator, winning his previous four fights. Despite the loss, Homasi should retain his eighth-place ranking in Bellator’s welterweight division.
Bellator 257 took place on Friday, April 16, 2021, live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.