Bellator Welterweight Tourney Finals Delayed As Lima Suffers Injury
Newport Beach, CA. (March 5, 2013) â€“ After a knockout filled Bellator Tournament run, Welterweight Finalists Douglas Lima and Ben Saunders will have to wait for their long awaited rematch as Douglas Lima has suffered a broken hand. Originally scheduled on March 21st from Maineâ€™s Androscoggin Bank Colisee, the Welterweight Tournament Finals will now take place this summer.
â€œIâ€™m really disappointed, but I know this is the right decision and I just need to heal up and get my $100,000 prize,â€ Lima said. â€œBen is a great guy, but heâ€™s been in my way before, and I want my rematch with Askren.â€
Lima had an impressive road to the finals, with knockout victories over Bryan Baker and Michail Tsarev on his way to a rematch with fellow finalist Ben â€œKilla Bâ€ Saunders. The two originally met in the Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Finals, with Lima collecting a second round knockout victory.
â€œDouglas and Ben are two of the most exciting and explosive welterweights in the game today, and while itâ€™s disappointing to have to delay this fight, injuries are a part of our game and I have no doubt it will be absolute fireworks this summer when these two meet,â€ said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney.
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