Douglas Lima inks new deal with Bellator, gets an immediate title shot

Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima (32-7) is one happy man.

Yesterday Bellator’s President Scott Coker announced that the organization has reached a new deal with “The Phenom” and he’ll continue to fight under the Bellator banner.

The 32-year-old Brazilian is considered to be one of the best welterweights in all of MMA, as he’s a two-time welterweight king of Bellator. Lima made his Bellator debut back in 2011, winning 14 and losing 3 bouts.

Not only Lima is getting a new multi-year deal, but he’ll be fighting for the vacant middleweight title in his next outing. Former champion Rafael Lovato Jr vacated the belt yesterday due to an ongoing medical condition.

Douglas will be facing Gegard Mousasi (46-7-2) for the vacant middleweight championship in the co-main event of Bellator 243 on May 9 at SAP Center in San Jose, US.


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