Bellator 232: Scott Coker Comments on Possibility of Douglas Lima – Rory MacDonald Trilogy
By FCF Staff
Now that Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald hold wins over one another, Bellator President Scott Coker is interested in a rubber match. But, it sounds like the welterweight champ Lima will face someone else first.
MacDonald and Lima battled in the headliner of Bellator 232 on Saturday, and the latter won the fight via unanimous decision. With the victory, Lima reclaimed the welterweight title, won Bellator’s 170 grand prix, and avenged a 2018, decision loss to MacDonald.
After the event, Coker was asked about the possibility of a third fight between Lima and MacDonald, and he said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I haven’t really thought about that, but you know what, I wouldn’t mind seeing it. Maybe further down the line. We’ll see what happens.”
“We’re going to be taking Larkin in Japan to fight on the 29th to fight on our show,” Coker said “We’re still working out the opponent, but he will be fighting and representing Bellator against Rizin, so he will be busy there.
“I think Douglas Lima would probably want to take a couple of months off, and then we’ll figure it out. But I think that Larkin, unless he loses in Japan, he’s probably the No. 1 guy in the slot.”
With the win on Saturday, Lima’s record now stands at 31-7. MacDonald’s fell to 21-6-1.