Highly touted prospect Douglas Lima recently
advanced to the semifinals of Bellator's season-five welterweight
tournament, but the win was anything but easy.
In fact, "The Phenom" was nearly ousted from the bracket in the opening
round of his Bellator 49 bout with Steve Carl when a right hand clipped
him behind the ear.
It was a lesson for Lima, who admitted the early blow affected his
performance throughout the fight. However, he said he also learned a few
valuable lessons along the