MFC welterweight champion Douglas Lima, who is considered one of the top prospects in the division, is likely to sign on with Bellator Fighting Championships and be a part of their upcoming 170-pound tournament.
Sources close to the negotiations confirmed Lima’s move to MMAWeekly.com on Monday.
Lima (18-4) moves to Bellator after a successful run in Canada’s Maximum Fighting Championships where he won the title and went on to defend it before making the decision to exit the promotion.
A winner of six fights in a row, Lima has picked up victories over hard-hitting Ryan Ford, as well as former UFC fighter Terry Martin recently.
Lima will enter the Season 5 Bellator welterweight tournament, which is expected to kick off in late summer or early fall on MTV2. Other rumored participants include former UFC welterweight Ben Saunders, Dan Hornbuckle, and Brent Weedman.