British welterweight Paul “Semtex” Daley has signed a one-year, three-fight deal with BAMMA.
Daley (33-12-2) announced the news on Tuesday via his Facebook page.
“Yes, I have signed to BAMMA. Exclusive to the UK, still expect to see me fighting around the world with other organizations, such as in November in Russia with LEGEND,” Daley wrote.
Daley was recently released from Bellator MMA on July 25 due to legal troubles stemming from a bar fight in his native England and visa issues that prevented him from traveling to the U.S.
The new deal marks Daley’s return to BAMMA. The 30-year-old has previously fought twice for the British-based organization, missing weight both times.
“Semtex” feels the conditions of the contract are perfect for his current situation.
“BAMMA's 12 month/3 fight deal is suited to me perfectly right now, and I feel their international match ups appeal to hardcore fans, and the production and PR appeals to mainstream sporting viewers,” he wrote.
Daley is a former Cage Rage welterweight champion and has fought for the Strikeforce welterweight title and in a UFC top contender bout in the 170-pound division.
He is expected to be on the BAMMA 14 fight card in December.
“Right now my focus is on my next fight in November, but expect me to fight for BAMMA this year at a UK arena show in December…possibly.”