Raymond Daniels on his surprise MMA return

Kickboxing Legend Raymond 'Real Deal' Daniels is heading to Birmingham to make his cage fighting return with the Bellator promotion in May this year.

Eleven years have passed since Daniels MMA debut, a shock submission defeat to Jeremiah Metcalfe. He has subsequently gone on to impress in Glory Kickboxing and later Bellator Kickboxing, producing a series of incredible knockout finishes.

Not least what Glory dubbed the 'knockout of the century' in a victory of American Francois Ambang (see video above!)

The 'Real Deal' comes off a 8-0 Bellator Kickboxing record where in 2017 he claimed the Bellator Kickboxing Welterweight Championship.

On his upcoming bout with Jon Durrant in Birmingham on Saturday May 4th, Daniels said:

"If you know me personally, or have ever trained with me, fought alongside me, or fought against me, you already understand my mentality and what I’m striving for. I’m not coming to MMA to participate, partake, fight or take over. I’m coming to dominate the game and leave a mark.

I’ve had the same goal from the start, and that’s to be the GOAT."