Douglas Lima vs Bryan Baker, Ben Saunders vs Raul Amaya Welterweight Semifinals Headed to Bellator 90

Douglas Lima


Douglas Lima

  • 23-5 MMA / 5-1 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Michail Tsarev, Chris Lozano, Ben Saunders

Bryan Baker


Bryan Baker

  • 18-4 MMA / 8-3 Bellator Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jared Hess, Carlos Pereira, Ben Saunders


Ben Saunders


Ben Saunders

  • 15-5-2 MMA / 6-2 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Marcus Davis, Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos, Raul Amaya

Raul Amaya


Raul Amaya

  • 11-1 MMA / 2-1 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Koa Ramos, Jose Gomes


Bellator 90

February 21st, 2013

Salt Lake City, Utah

Maverik Center


Douglas Lima advanced to the semifinals with a second round TKO victory over Michail Tsarev using vicious leg kicks to chop down his opponent, until Tsarev literally couldn’t get up or walk any longer. The win was his second in a row since losing his title bid against Ben Askren at Bellator 64.

Bryan Baker replaces injured Brent Weedman in the semifinals, who earned a spot by defeating Marius Zaromskis by unanimous decision in the opening round. Baker was a finalist in last year’s welterweight tournament, but was submitted in just 56-seconds by Karl Amoussou.

Ben Saunders earned a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Koffi Adzitso in his quarterfinal match-up. He’s reached this point in the tournament two other times, but has only made the finals once.

Raul Amaya’s opening round fight with Jose Gomes was a wild striking encounter, with Amaya getting the TKO victory in first round. This was Amaya’s second consecutive victory in Bellator since losing to Ben Saunders in his promotional debut back in March of last year.


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