Douglas Lima vs Rick Hawn Meet for Vacant Welterweight Title at Bellator 117

Douglas Lima

Douglas Lima

  • 25-5 MMA / 7-1 Bellator Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Michail Tsarev, Bryan Baker, Ben Saunders (x2)

Rick Hawn

Rick Hawn

  • 18-2 MMA / 10-2 Bellator Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ron Keslar, Lyman Good, Brent Weedman (x2)

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Bellator 117

April 18, 2014

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Mid-America Center

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Douglas Lima improved his Bellator tournament record to 6-0, after stopping Ben Saunders with a head kick knockout last September for his second tournament win. He rolled through the season eight tourney with three straight knockout wins over Michail Tsarev, Brian Baker, and Saunders. Lima’s only loss since June of 2009, was a hard fought decision defeat to then-champ, Ben Askren at Bellator 64.

Rick Hawn was crowned the season nine welterweight tournament winner at Bellator 109, with third round knockout victory over Ron Keslar. It was his fourth-straight win since falling short on his bid to win the lightweight title against Michael Chandler last January, including tournament wins over Herman Terrado and Brent Weedman.

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Bellator 100 Quick Results

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MAIN CARD RESULTS

  • Douglas Lima def. Ben Saunders via KO (Strikes) – Round 2, 4:33
  • War Machine def. Vaughn Anderson via Rear Naked Choke – Round 2, 4:01
  • Rick Hawn def. Herman Terrado via Unanimous Decision
  • Ron Keslar def. Sergio Junior via Split Decision
  • Brent Weedman def. Justin Baesman via Armbar – Round 1, 3:20

PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS

  • Efrain Escudero def. Zack Surdyka via Unanimous Decision
  • Travis Marx def. Brandon Bender via TKO (Strikes) – Round 2, 4:28
  • LaRue Burley def. Bubba Jenkins via TKO (Strikes) – Round 3, 3:40
  • Clifford Starks def. Joe Yager via Unanimous Decision
  • Liam McGeary def. Beau Tribolet via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 0:26
  • Siala-Mou Siliga def. Dan Charles via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 1:26
  • Adam McDonough def. Johnny Buck via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 4:51

Douglas Lima vs Ben Saunders Tournament Finale Rebooked for Bellator 100 Main Event

Douglas Lima

 

Douglas Lima

  • 24-5 MMA / 6-1 Bellator Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Michail Tsarev, Bryan Baker, 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 (x2)

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Bellator 100

September 20th, 2013

Phoenix, Arizona

Grand Canyon University Arena

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Douglas Lima is one win away from becoming the first two-time tournament champion in Bellator. He won the season five welterweight tournament in 2011, defeating Steve Carl, Chris Lozano, and Ben Saunders to earn a shot at champion Ben Askren, but lost a hard fought decision at Bellator 64. This year, Lima earned victories over Michail Tsarev and Bryan Baker for his place in the finals.

Ben Saunders earned a spot in this year’s welterweight tournament final, by defeating Koffi Adzitso and Raul Amaya in the opening rounds. He’s won three straight fights in Bellator since losing to Bryan Baker in the semifinals of season five’s tournament.

Ben Askren vs Andrey Koreshkov for Welterweight Title, Douglas Lima vs Ben Saunders Tournament Finale Set for Bellator 97

Ben Askren

 

Ben Askren

  • 11-0 MMA / 8-0 Bellator Record
  • 11 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Lyman Good, Jay Hieron, Douglas Lima

Andrey Koreshkov

 

Andrey Koreshkov

  • 13-0 MMA / 5-0 Bellator Record
  • 13 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Marius Zaromskis, Jordan Smith, Lyman Good

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Douglas Lima

 

Douglas Lima

  • 24-5 MMA / 6-1 Bellator Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Michail Tsarev, Bryan Baker, 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 (x2)

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Bellator 97

July 31st, 2013

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Santa Ana Star Center

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Bellator’s welterweight champion, Ben Askren shed his “wrestler only” stigma, with a vicious mauling of Karl Amoussou to earn a third round TKO victory at Bellator 86. It was the third time Askren has defended his title since winning it in October of 2010, also defeating Jay Hieron and Douglas Lima.

Andrey Koreshkov earns a shot at Bellator gold after becoming season seven’s tournament champion, following three consecutive victories over Jordan Smith, Marius Zaromskis, and Lyman Good. He remains undefeated in his young mixed martial arts career, a perfect 13-0 with eleven of those victories coming by way of stoppages (8 TKO, 3 submission).

Douglas Lima is one win away from becoming the first two-time tournament champion in Bellator. He won the season five welterweight tournament in 2011, defeating Steve Carl, Chris Lozano, and Ben Saunders to earn a shot at champion Ben Askren, but lost a hard fought decision at Bellator 64. This year, Lima earned victories over Michail Tsarev and Bryan Baker for his place in the finals.

Ben Saunders earned a spot in this year’s welterweight tournament final, by defeating Koffi Adzitso and Raul Amaya in the opening rounds. He’s won three straight fights in Bellator since losing to Bryan Baker in the semifinals of season five’s tournament.

Bellator 90 Quick Results

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Main Card

  • Shahbulat Shamalaev def. Rad Martinez viak KO (Punches) – Round 2, 2:12
  • Emanuel Newton def. Muhammed Lawal via KO (Spinning Back Fist) – Round 1, 2:35
  • Douglas Lima def. Bryan Baker via TKO (Punch)  – Round 1, 2:34
  • Mikhail Zayats def. Jacob Noe via Armbar – Round 1, 3:38

Preliminary Card

  • Shanon Slack def. Josh Tyler via Peruvian Necktie – Round 3, 1:56
  • Ben Saunders def. Raul Amay via KO (Head Kick) – Round 1, 2:56
  • Travis Marx def. Chase Beebe via Unanimous Decision
  • Jesse Juarez def. Jordan Smith via Split Decision
  • Sean Powers def. David Allred via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 2:10
  • Lionel Lanham def. Joe Rodriguez via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:49

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

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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

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Bellator 90

February 21st, 2013

Salt Lake City, Utah

Maverik Center

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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.

Bellator 86 Quick Results

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Main Card

  • Ben Askren def. Karl Amoussou via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) – Round 3, 5:00
  • Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal def. Przemyslaw Mysiala via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 3:52
  • Douglas Lima def. Michail Tsarev via TKO (Knee Injury) – Round 2, 1:44
  • Ben Saunders def. Koffi Adzitso via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card

  • Hunter Tucker def. Javier Obregon via Guillotine Choke – Round 2, 3:17
  • Jason Sampson def. Chris Pham via Armbar – Round 3, 4:55
  • Brent Weedman def. Marius Zaromskis via Unanimous Decision
  • Raul Amaya def. Jose Gomes via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 3:12
  • Damon Jackson def. Zachary Church via Rear Naked Choke – Round 2, 2:43
  • Cortez Coleman def. Matt Jones via Unanimous Decision