Douglas Lima and Alexander Shlemenko both were the big tournament winners at Bellator 57 in front of a sold out crowd at Casino Rama. It was just the second time Bellator Fighting Championships had visited Canada and everyone in attendance was treated to a show as they witnessed a pair of action packed tournament final fights, one of which ended by second round knockout.
While Ben Saunders may have entered the fight as a slight favorite over the challenger Douglas Lima, "The Phenom" put this theory to rest in the second round when he ducked under a lead left from Saunders and knocked him out with solid right hand.
"I knew it was there. We worked on that a lot last week; duck the left hook, come back with the right straight. It worked out great," Lima said. "'I'mm glad I got the win. It was hard but it paid off. Hats off to Ben. He's the greatest guy. He's a great fighter."
Lima earns a title shot with the win, and will meet Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren in Bellator's si
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