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Paul Daley receives new opponent for his retirement fight after Andrey Koreshkov is forced out of Bellator 281

Paul Daley has received a new opponent for his retirement fight at Bellator 281 after Andrey Koreshkov was forced to pull out. Daley, 39, is set to make his final walk to the cage next month on May 13 in London. The veteran is coming off the back of a defeat to Jason Jackson last June but prior to that, he was riding a nice three-fight win streak with his aim being to secure one last victory before riding off into the sunset.
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Yardbarker

Wendell Giacomo replaces Andrey Koreshkov as Paul Daley's farewell opponent

Paul Daley’s retirement fight at Bellator 281 suddenly has a little less marquee value. After originally being slated to face ex-welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov, Daley will instead lock horns with Wendell Giacomo at the May 13 event. The promotion confirmed the change on Tuesday following an initial report from Metro News. No reason was given for Koreshkov’s exit.
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Tacoma News Tribune

With Andrey Koreshkov out, Paul Daley gets new opponent for Bellator 281 in London

Paul Daley will get a new opponent for his final walk to the cage. Former welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov has been forced out of Bellator 281 in London, and Wendell Giacomo will step in on short notice to face Daley on May 13 at OVO Arena Wembley, promotion officials announced Tuesday.
MMAmania.com

Paul Daley vs. Andrey Koreshkov booked for Bellator ‘London’ event on May 13

Shortly after knocking out Chance Rencountre last Saturday night (Feb. 19, 2022) at Bellator 274 — breaking five of his ribs and puncturing one of his lungs — Andrey Koreshkov took the opportunity to call out Paul Daley for a fight at the upcoming event in London, England, on May 13, 2022.

Paul Daley’s Retirement Fight Set Against Andrey Koreshkov On May 13

Paul Daley’s retirement fight is set. MMA content creator Michael Morgan was first to report the news that Paul Daley will fight Andrey Koreshkov on May 13 at Bellator London. A source close to the situation would confirm the welterweight booking to MiddleEasy. Daley would confirm the fight on...
MMA Fighting

Paul Daley vs. Andrey Koreshkov set for Bellator London in May

Paul Daley has an opponent for what looks to be his final fight. A person with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting on Monday that Daley will face Andrey Koreshkov in a main card matchup at Bellator London. The event takes place May 13 at the SSE Arena with the main card airing on Showtime. MMA content creator Michael Morgan was first to report the booking.
Sherdog

Andrey Koreshkov Targeted for Paul Daley Retirement Fight at Bellator London

It appears that Andrey Koreshkov will get his wish. A welterweight clash pitting Koreshkov against Paul Daley is currently being targeted for Bellator London on May 13. Shortly after his spectacular spinning back kick knockout of Chance Rencountre at Bellator 274 this past Saturday, Koreshkov volunteered to face Daley in what is expected to be the British slugger’s farewell bout. Sherdog.com confirmed the booking with a promotion official following an initial report from Michael Morgan via Twitter.
Kansas City Star

Bellator 274 video: Andrey Koreshkov melts Chance Rencountre with spinning back kick

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Andrey Koreshkov made quick work of a short-notice replacement Saturday at Bellator 274 and did so in fashion. Thirty-eight seconds into Round 1, Koreshkov (24-4 MMA, 14-4 BMMA) finished former UFC fighter Chance Rencountre (16-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) with a spinning back kick to the liver. The bout served as the card’s co-main event at Mohegan Sun Arena.