The plan, initially, was for the Lima family to move from Brazil to Atlanta for only a certain period, maybe a year.
The parents would work, the kids would have new experiences, and the Limas would return to continue a life led by a hard-working father.
It didn't turn out that way. Douglas Lima, his parents and his brother instead stayed in Atlanta for good and made a home. And Lima eventually launched a successful pro MMA career that's led to a tournament booking at next week's Bellator 4