Bellator 191: A Call of ‘Mayday’ Causes Fight Fans to Flock

Every year, May 1st marks ‘May Day,’ a holiday designed to welcome spring, but on an MMA calendar, there hasn’t been a ‘Mayday’ in approximately 490 days. Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald (17-4) makes his long-awaited return to the cage against Peter Ligier (8-1-1) at Bellator 191.

Bellator has slowly collected a valued stable of world-class prizefighters, such as Rory MacDonald, Gegard Mousasi, Matt Mitrione, as well as several others, and McDonald, based on his body of work in the UFC, has all the potential to bolster their bantamweight division.

Prior to penning a deal with Scott Coker’s regime and traveling overseas to Newcastle, England, McDonald posted a 6-3 record when contracting his skill set with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Moreover, the Northern California native’s only defeats were at the hands of some of the brightest names at 135-pounds: John Lineker, Urijah Faber, and Renan Barao. Win or lose, you are certain to be pulled from your seat by this member of Last Stand Fight Team, highlighted by four Performance of the Night bonuses.

Although McDonald’s upcoming opponent, Ligier, has discovered a groove as of late—having his hand raised in four out of five bouts, the Frenchman may be searching for the eject button beneath the overwhelming pressure of ‘Mayday.’

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