Rory MacDonald will make his promotional debut against Paul Daley at SSE Arena in London on Friday, May 19th 2017.
MacDonald is one of the most prestigious free-agency acquisitions in Bellator history. The Canadian welterweight signed a multi-fight deal last year, ending a six-year run with the UFC.
Although he's coming off back-to-back losses, MacDonald is considered one of the best welterweights in the world. He holds career wins over the UFC's current champion, Tyron Woodley, and its No. 1 contender, Demian Maia.
Bellator president Scott Coker has already announced the winner of Friday's fight will receive a title shot.
Rory MacDonald (18-4) vs. Paul Daley (39-14-2), Welterweight
Odds: MacDonald -310; Daley +255