Paul Daley (39-15-2) is set to meet Lorenz Larkin (18-6) at Bellator 183. Both fighters are looking to jump back into the win column on September 23. Daley is coming off a second round submission loss to Rory Macdonald at Bellator 179 and Larkin lost his Bellator debut on the judges score cards against current Welterweight champion Douglas Lima.
This fight is set to be a strikers delight as both men are primarily stand and bang practitioners. Larkin typically finds early success with heavy leg kicks and with little threat of Daley wanting to take this fight to the ground I expect to see dynamic striking on full display right away. However, after seeing Rory MacDonald absolutely dismantle Daley by quickly taking the fight to the floor will we see Lorenz follow a similar game plan? Only time will tell, but on paper this fight jumps out as must see TV.
Bellator 183 takes place at SAP Center in San Jose, California on September 23. The card airs on Spike.
The Bellator 183 card currently includes the following fights:
- Benson Henderson vs. Patricky Freire
- Javy Ayala vs. Roy Nelson
- Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin
- Aaron Pico vs. opponent TBA