- 3 years ago
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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 read news >>
Douglas Lima has had only one fight in 2014, and it appears that’s the only action he’ll see for the remainder of the year.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, MMAjunkie Radio, News read news >>
- 7 months ago
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Douglas Lima said he would never let a fight go the distance again following a loss to Ben Askren, and he really meant it. The Brazilian scored his fifth straight knockout victory to claim the welterweight title against Rick Hawn at Bellator 117 on April 18 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and he’s ready for more. "Every fight brings different challenges," Lima told MMAFighting.com. "The important is to be so well prepared that I don’t even need to think about my opponents. I will go there to do my thin read news >>
- 8 months ago
- 33 views
Douglas Lima could have the Bellator MMA welterweight title wrapped around his waist later today, but he’s not discounting the possibility of a move up to the middleweight division.Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, MMA Rumors, News, Radio Highlight, Videos (...) read news >>
- 8 months ago
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Douglas Lima Faces Rick Hawn for the Welterweight Title and the Bellator Lightweight Semifinals. Newport Beach, Calif. (March 27, 2014) - Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn will headline a packed night of fights from Iowa's Mid-American Center on April 18th as the two clash in a Bellator Welterweight Title fight live on Spike TV. The event will also feature the Bellator Lightweight Semifinals with Brazilian knockout artist Patricky Pitbull facing Derek Campos and the undefeated Derek Anderson will fight read news >>
Even though reigning Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren does not have any contracted fights lined up with the organization and is a free agent, No. 1 contender Douglas Lima is preparing for a showdown with "Funky." read news >>
Bellator welterweight Ben Saunders said his first fight with Douglas Lima more resembled a sparring match than a fight. Maybe the pair were just acting natural. read news >>
Douglas Lima has a huge fight coming up. But Lima isn't particularly worried about the welterweight title stakes at hand. In fact, he's thinking an awful lot about this new daughter. read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 241 views
Douglas Lima plans to finish off Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren, laying claim to his second world title. read news >>
- 3 years ago
- 112 views
Douglas Lima has an eight-fight winning streak and a berth in the Bellator Fighting Championships Season 5 welterweight tournament final, but the Atlanta-based Brazilian is not resting on his laurels read news >>
- 3 years ago
- 164 views
Nearly every event, Bellator gets to boast about a highlight-reel
knockout. And this past weekend's Bellator 53 event is no different.
The event featured the semifinal round of Bellator's season-five welterweight tournament.
In the co-headliner, Douglas Lima punched his ticket to the finale - with a vicious second-round punch of Chris Lozano.
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Welterweight champion Douglas Lima will finally return to the Bellator cage in February. Lima told MMAFighting.com that he was expecting to defend his 170-pound title against Paul Daley or Andrey Koreshkov. A week later, Bellator announced he will put his belt on the line against Daley, the British striker, at Bellator 133 on Feb. 27 at the Mohegan Sun in in Uncasville, Connecticut. "I’m the champion and I will fight whoever they put in front of me," Lima told MMAFighting.com. "Koreshkov is hurt read news >>
SURPRISE!! In an appearance last night (Fri., Nov. 14, 2014) on Inside MMA (via AXS TV), Bellator MMA President Scott Coker announced longtime welterweight striker Paul Daley had inked a new deal with the Viacom-owned promotion and will make his return in early 2015. From his official Facebook page: Just signed my bout agreement for my return to Bellator......very happy, big big fight.....gonna be super focused, super prepared, and ready to sacrifice what I have to make sure I win this fight. "S read news >>
UBERLANDIA, Brazil -- In Brazil for his brother Dhiego Lima’s UFC bout against Jorge Oliveira, Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima spoke to MMAFighting.com about his brother’s win at UFC Fight Night 56 and whether or not he’s "championship material," and spoke about his return to the Bellator cage against either Andrey Koreshkov or Paul Daley. read news >>