Undefeated bantamweight prospect Rodrigo
Lima and once-beaten German middleweight Jonas
Billstein have signed with Bellator
Sherdog.com confirmed the signings on Tuesday with sources close to
the fighters following previous reports from Tatame.com and
Though Lima and Billstein have previously competed at heavier
weights, Sherdog.com has confirmed that the men will fight for
Bellator at bantamweight and middleweight, respectively. Debut
dates for the prospects are unknown at this time.
Lima has yet to taste defeat through eight pro contests, finishing
six of his opponents in the first round. The Brazilian has
submitted four of his fallen foes, doing his damage with a variety
of holds. Most recently, the Tata Fight Team representative
Heliovanio “Dentinho” da Silva with a rear-naked choke in May.
The contest marked Lima’s first and only appearance in competition
so far this year.
After winning his first nine contests, Billstein (Pictured)
stumbled for the first time in his most recent outing, submitting
to an Attila Vegh
triangle choke on June 23. Prior to the defeat, the 20-year-old
finished eight of his nine conquered opponents, knocking out seven.
The German has only seen the judges’ scorecards once in his nascent
pro career, outpointing Hans
Stringer in a two-round decision this past November.