Picture

Bellator boss Bjorn Rebney today announced more broken hands in Bellator. This time it's Douglas Lima (24-5 MMA, 6-1 BFC) who has been forced out of his Season 8 welterweight tournament final with Ben Saunders (16-5-2 MMA, 7-2 BFC). The fighters were supposed to fight on March 21 at Bellator 93 in Lewiston, Maine. This would be a rematch between these two fighters where in the first fight Lima won with a second-round knockout.

Instead of finding a replacement the promotion has decided to delay the bout.  No specific date has been set, but it will probably be sometime during the summer. 

Lima tweeted: "I broke my hand against Baker and doctor told me not to fight"

This is bad for Bellator as this is the third fighter this year to breake his hand. First it was “Tiger” Sarnavskiy (22-1 MMA, 2-1 BFC) and then Daniel Straus (21-4 MMA, 7-1 BFC), who later was arrested with traffic and several drug charges, and now it's Lima. 

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Three bouts announced for Bellator 137, including Mike Richman vs. Eduardo Dantas

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

The main card for Bellator 137 has come together with the announcement of three more fights.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Nick Hein to Face Undefeated Lukasz Sajewski

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC® today announced that German fan-favourite Nick “Sergeant” Hein has been added to UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. TEIXEIRA, as he looks to take on Polish debutant Lukasz Sajewski. read news >>

UFC hires BALCO investigator Jeff Novitzky for 'clean initiative education program'

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC today announced the hiring of a prominent anti-doping figure as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure clean competition within the promotion’s octagon.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Watch today's Bellator 136 weigh-ins live on MMAjunkie at 8 p.m. ET

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

Bellator 136 fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can watch a live stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT local time).Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Three prelims announced for Bellator 137, including Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

The preliminary card for Bellator 137 is coming together with Thursday’s announcement of three new bouts.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Bellator inks featherweight standout Gleristone 'Toninho Furia' Santos

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

Bellator MMA’s featherweight division has a new and notable addition, officials today announced.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Champ Douglas Lima meets Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 140 on July 17

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

Bellator MMA’s welterweight title will be on the line on July 17 when reigning champion Douglas Lima meets Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 140.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov title fight headlines Bellator 140

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

Douglas Lima will put his Bellator title on the line in July. The Brazilian striker, who won the vacant title with a knockout over Rick Hawn a year ago, will finally put his belt on the line on July read news >>

Bellator MMA Signs Justin Lawrence To An Exclusive Multi-Fight Deal

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator MMA recently announced the signing of featherweight, Justin “The American Kid” Lawrence, to an exclusive, multi-fight deal. read news >>