Tune into MTV2 this Saturday night to see one of Bellator’s most formidable fighters live from Canada’s Casino Rama.
ALLMAX Athlete Douglas Lima will defend his title against Ben Saunders in the high-stakes Welterweight Tournament Championship as part of the Bellator 57 Main Event.
Known as The Phenom, 23-year-old Brazilian-born Douglas Lima has beaten eight other welterweights to get to this crowning moment, including Steve Carl in the quarterfinals and a KO win against Chris Lozano.
With an impressive fighting record of 20 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, Lima stands to win $100,000 in Saturday’s Bellator 57 match against former UFC standout and fellow student of American Top Team affiliate, Ben Saunders.
Lima will then go on to challenge Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren for the title in 2012.
“That’s what I came to Bellator for. I want to be a champion there. It means a lot. I’m training very hard. Very, very hard and I’ve dedicated all my time to the camp preparing myself and it means the world to me right now. This is the most important fight so far in my career and I can’t wait to go out there and do what I’ve been doing. I’m gonna win this fight no matter what.”
What: Bellator 57 Main Event
When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 7 p.m. EST
Where: Live to air on MTV2 from Casino Rama
Who: Douglas “The Phenom” Lima vs. Ben Saunders