Daley, who was scheduled to face Kyle Baker, had issues with his work visa preventing him from making the trip from the United Kingdom to Canada. Stepping in for ‘Semtex’ will be Canadian standout Ryan ‘The Real Deal’ Ford, who debuted with Bellator last May with a second round TKO victory.
Baker will meet Ford on the nights main card in the opening MTV2 television bout.
Dantas was to defend his bantamweight title versus Season Six tourny winner Marcos Galvao. The two will meet sometime in the new year on Spike TV with the promotions impending change of broadcasters. There were apparent concerns over Dantas health after suffering a knockout loss last August to Tyson Nam in Brazil at a Shooto event.
Bellator 79 is expected to take place on November 2, 2012 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. The main card will air on MTV2 with the prelim card streaming live at Spike.com.