Originally scheduled on March 21, from Maine’s Androscoggin Bank Colisee, the Welterweight Tournament Finals will now take place this summer.
“I’m really disappointed, but I know this is the right decision and I just need to heal up and get my $100,000 prize,” Lima said. “Ben is a great guy, but he’s been in my way before, and I want my rematch with Askren.”
Lima had an impressive road to the finals, with knockout victories over Bryan Baker and Michail Tsarev on his way to a rematch with fellow finalist Ben “Killa B” Saunders. The two originally met in the Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Finals, with Lima collecting a second round knockout victory.
“Douglas and Ben are two of the most exciting and explosive welterweights in the game today, and while it’s disappointing to have to delay this fight, injuries are a part of our game and I have no doubt it will be absolute fireworks this summer when these two meet,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney.