Bellator has a new welterweight champion and it’s a well-known name.
Former two-time champion Douglas Lima (32-7) is now a three-time Bellator welterweight king following his Saturday night victory over Rory McDonald (26-6-1).
Lima defeated “Red King” in Bellator 232’s main event via UD, as the 30-year-old Canadian was totally outclassed in every aspect by the “The Phenom”.
— Neil Davidson (@NeilMDavidson) October 27, 2019
That was their second encounter in almost two years, as McDonald got the W back in January 2018, winning the title via UD himself. This time around, the Brazilian was the one with the raised hand which made him the winner of the Bellator MMA welterweight Grand Prix tournament.
Douglas’s defense was sharp as ever, as McDonald tried several takedowns, but Lima made him pay for every single one of them. Lima controlled the fight with his jab, landing at will and from all kinds of angles. Canada’s best fighter was trying to get the fight on the ground, but Lima countered him with a barrage of punches to the face every time.
Lima’s kicks were also on point and it didn’t matter if he was pressing or moving backward.