Bellator Signs Brazilian Bantamweight Prospect Rodrigo Lima

September 13, 2011

Bellator Fighting Championships MMA LogoBellator Fighting Championships has signed undefeated bantamweight Rodrigo “Ratinho” Lima, according to sources close to the fighter.

Lima is one of the brightest prospects coming out of Brazil. He has yet to fight off of his home turf, but brings to Bellator a spotless 8-0 record, having finished six of his eight opponents.

Known for his superior ground game, Lima isn’t a one-trick pony. While he has an aggressive submission attack, he has also been quick to improve his stand-up game, and has a couple of knockouts to his credit.

Bellator’s Season 5 bantamweight tournament already has a full roster, so it’s not exactly clear yet when or where Lima will make his promotional debut.