Just days after being released by the UFC for his post-fight sucker punch of Josh Koscheck at Saturday’s UFC 113, former welterweight contender Paul Daley is set to return to action at a July 3 Impact Fighting Championships event in Australia against an opponent to-be-determined.
“Semtex” announced the bout to MMA Weekly on Wednesday, and said he’s also in talks with Japan’s DREAM and Sengoku and Canada’s MFC for future fights.
Another former UFC welterweight contender, Karo Parisyan, has also signed with the upstart Australian promotion after failing to reach a deal with Strikeforce, and will debut on July 10 vs. Luis Dutra Jr., MMAjunkie reports.
The July 10 event will also feature Josh Barnett vs. Geronimo “Mondragon” dos Santos, while a July 17 card is expected to include Ken Shamrock vs. Pedro Rizzo (not Mark Coleman), according to MMA Fighting.
Pictured: Paul Daley
Updated at 5pm ET on 5/13/2010 to include Parisyan’s signing.