It’s a new era for Bellator, and Douglas Lima is anxious to enter the cage as the welterweight champion.
The Brazilian striker, who won the vacant 170-pound title with a second-round victory over Rick Hawn in April, told MMAFighting.com he plans to return in action in October against the winner of Andrey Koreshkov vs. Adam McDonough tournament final, set to headline the Bellator 122 card on July 25.
"My next opponent will be the winner of this fight, and I think it’s going to be a good fight," L more
Paul Daley might get what he was hoping for.
The British welterweight announced his new deal with Bellator on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, saying he’s coming for the welterweight champion Douglas Lima.
"I think I'm going to get a tough first fight, beat that person, and then I think I'll be in a position to fight Douglas Lima," Daley told Ariel Helwani. "That's not contracted, that's not been discussed or anything. But the way I see it, coming back to Bellator, I think a big win over one of more
But insists the releases were done prior to the hiring of former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Bellator MMA, which fired Bjorn Rebney just last week, has also said goodbye to 19 fighters under contract for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle (heavyweight) and Anthony Leone (bantamweight).
Here is the complete list of releases (via MMA Fighting): Eric PrindleAnthony LeoneRodrigo LimaFrank BacaNick KirkTravis MarxHiroshi NakamuraSerge more
The weekend for Serra-Longo wins continues as Eddie Gordon, teammate of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, absolutely smashed fellow TUF 19 finalist Dhiego Lima at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale in Las Vegas on Sunday night. More Coverage: TUF 19 Finale Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App The two opened up right away with Gordon pressuring Lima right away, throwing strong overhand rights and trying to keep Lima on his heels. One of those major punches connected and immediate more
Ronda Rousey was already widely heralded as UFC's most dangerous woman before her bout with Alexis Davis on Saturday night from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but after her decisive 16-second victory at UFC 175, she simply looked terrifying.
The armbar has been Rousey's instrument of destruction for the majority of her UFC career. Of her current 10-0 record, her first eight victories came on the ground via submission.
Not only that, but Rousey is no stranger to short fights, according to ESPN Stats more
Bloody Elbow recaps the three big fights from TUF 19 Finale last night in Las Vegas. Here, we look at the two Ultimate fighter finals, the first between Eddie Gordon and Dhiego Lima and the second between Corey Anderson and Matt Van Buren.
The Ultimate Fighter season 19 finals lasted a total of 2 minutes and 12 seconds, as Eddie Gordon and Corey Anderson dismissed their respective opponents in dominant fashion.
Eddie Gordon wasted little time in his UFC debut, as he overwhelmed Dhiego Lima to be more
Mookie Alexander looks at the real winners and losers from Sunday night's TUF 19 Finale from Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale was pegged to be a weak show due to the lack of names and relevant fighters beyond the main event, along with the fact that TUF 19 was universally derided as being one of the worst seasons in the show's history. As it turned out, the two TUF finals ended really quickly and expedited the start of Edgar vs. Penn 3. After a rather drab preliminary card, the more
After a ho-hum season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19, middleweight finalists Eddie Gordon and Dhiego Lima needed to put on a show at last night's (Sun., July 6, 2014) Finale from Las Vegas, Nevada. Gordon did just that, securing the contract with an emphatic stoppage win. Find out how in our fight breakdown below!
Last night (Sun. July 6, 2014) middleweights Eddie Gordon and Dhiego Lima threw down for an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract on the main card of The Ultimate Fighter (TU more
Things didn’t look good for Eric Kelly (11-1) in his bout with Rob Lisita (14-6), but a refusal to relent eventually earned “The Natural” a chance to score a surprising victory.Filed under: News more