The 27-year-old Canadian faced-off with knockout specialist Paul "Semtex" Daley in the Bellator 179 main event from SSE Arena in London. Once he got it, he put Daley into trouble for the balance of the round. In the second, MacDonald did the same thing, and advanced to side control right away.
MacDonald sunk in a rear-naked choke on Daley near the midway point of the second round, with the Brit tapping out at the 1:45 mark. It took a lot to stay focused, stay on track, focus in on what I was lacking in every department of my life. And I made sure to check off all those wrongs I was doing, and it showed in the fight. "Tonight, I was at my best".
MacDonald last fought in June 2016, losing to Stephen "Wonderbody" Thompson by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 89.
MacDonald (19-4) earned his first win in over two years and earned a shot at the victor of the welterweight title fight between champion Douglas Lima and Lorenz Larkin at Bellator NYC on June 24 from Madison Square Garden.
"I guarantee I will take that belt from you, and I will take your health", MacDonald said. Daley then rushed Page.
Michael Venom Page and Paul Daley sparked a mini brawl at Bellator 179 after the two clashed cageside in London.
The two had a scuffle as he made his way back to the dressing room after the fight. The little p*ssy keeps getting injured, like this and like that.