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Paul Daley signs to fight John Alessio at MFC 19 on Dec. 5

A rumored welterweight bout between Britain’s Paul Daley and Canada’s John Alessio is signed, sealed, and set to be delivered during Maximum Fighting Championship 19 in Canada on Dec. 5.

Daley confirmed in an e-mail to in recent days that he has formally signed to fight Alessio.

Daley is an EliteXC contracted fighter but has competed outside of the organization in the past for promotions such as Cage Rage and Cage Warriors.

He most recently competed during EliteXC and CBS’ third-ever installment of Saturday Night Fights on Oct. 4. Matched against EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields, Daley submitted to an armbar at 3:47 of round 2 after a strong showing in the first round.

Alessio is also an EliteXC contracted fighter but has never competed for the promotion. A veteran of the UFC and WEC, Alessio is 24-11 and has just one loss in his last six fights. He last competed during “Night of Combat II” on Oct. 11 and recorded a TKO victory over Gideon Ray just 45 seconds into the fight.


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