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Paul Daley Assault Charges Dropped, Bellator Return Closing In

Paul Daley can finally compete in the United States as charges against him in England were recently dropped. He faced assault charges for an alleged bar fight in late 2012, which caused the welterweight to be unable to get a visa to enter the United States.

“The case was thrown out, lack of evidence and contradicting witness accounts,” said Daley to Bleacher Report. “I’m extremely happy. [I am] applying for my P-1 visa as we speak and hope to return to the USA and Bellator later this year.”

Daley was listed to appear on Bellator’s Spike TV debut in January of this year, but the arrest put a halt to that.

Though unable to fight for Bellator, Daley has been busy picking up two wins overseas. He’s set for Cage Warriors 57 on July 20 against Lukasz Chlewicki.

Before the December 2012 arrest, Daley finished Rudy Bears within minutes in his only Bellator outing.

“Semtex” is planning to return during Season 9, which begins in September.