Daley and Homasi experienced negative blood heading into Bellator 257, and their fight delivered fireworks as promised.
Homasi obtained off to a fiery start off, but it was Daley getting the complete as he rallied to TKO Homasi in the 2nd-spherical of their 175-pound catchweight bout.
The bout was a barnburner from commence to finish, with wild swings in momentum. Homasi came out in Round 1 throwing high kicks and leg kicks ahead of he rushed in with a proper hand that clipped Daley’s ear and shocked him. Homasi swarmed in for the finish, but with Daley stumbling back again to his feet and backpedaling, Homasi come to feel to the mat on a head kick endeavor. That permitted a brief reset right before Homasi landed a flying knee and dropped Daley with a follow-up punch on his landing.
Homasi fell into Daley’s guard and utilized floor-and-pound, but Daley managed to perform his way again to his toes and finished the spherical potent. Whilst in the clinch, Daley landed three knees to the experience and dropped Homasi to the mat. The spherical ended with Daley in major situation.
Supplied the frenetic pace of the to start with, Spherical 2 figured to be a circumstance of who wishes it a lot more, and Daley appeared to flip a change.
Daley dropped Homasi with a straight proper hand just as he caught a physique kick. Daley swarmed with hammerfists for the complete but could not seal the deal. Soon after Homasi bought again to his ft, they settled in the pocket prior to Daley dropped Homasi a second time with a tricky left hoook. Daley all over again pounced for the finish, and this time all Homasi could do was turtle up, forcing the referee to step in at the 1:44 mark.
The complete was Daley’s 3rd consecutive gain and next at 175 kilos, as prior to Bellator 257 he made it very clear that he has no desire to continue preventing at welterweight. Daley, who hadn’t competed considering that October 2019, talked about perhaps retiring in the direct-up to Bellator 257, but after his victory, he challenged any individual who wishes to fulfill him at 175, calling himself the “champion” of the “division.”