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John McCarthy assigned as referee for Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley at Bellator 179

The main event of Friday’s Bellator 179 will be a title eliminator bout in the welterweight division as former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald will make his promotional debut against Paul Daley and John McCarthy will the third man in the cage.

Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletics Director Mike Mazzulli confirmed to The MMA Report on Wednesday that McCarthy will be the referee for the main event. Along with assigning McCarthy as the referee, Mazzulli has assigned Dave Tirelli, Sal D’Amato, and Dave Peabody to be the judges for the fight

Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald will come from the Wembley Arena in London, England and the current fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (Spike – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Paul Daley (39-14-2) vs. Rory MacDonald (18-4)
Liam McGeary (12-1) vs. Linton Vassell (17-5)
Cheick Kongo (26-10-2) vs. Augusto Sakai (9-0-1)
Dan Vinni (14-14) vs. Alex Lohore (10-1)
D.J. Griffin (0-0) vs. Kevin Ferguson Jr. (0-1)

Preliminary Card: (Unaired)
Jay Dods (6-0) vs. Alfie Davis (6-1)
Rob Beech (4-1) vs. Stav Economou (17-5)
amie Powell (6-1) vs. Amir Albazi (8-0)
Umer Kayani (4-3) vs. Nathan Jones (10-5)
Liam Etebar (6-1) vs. Rafal Cejra Cejrowski (2-0)
Jeremy Petley (10-8) vs. Chase Morton (6-3)
Marcin Prostko (4-5) vs. Mike Shipman (9-1)
Lukasz Parobeic (12-6) vs. Neil Grove (12-8)
Salih Kulucan (4-5) vs. Diego Barbosa (3-0)