Bellator 100: Lima Devastates Saunders
By FCF Staff
Douglas Lima demonstrated once again at Bellator 100 Friday why he’s a top tier welterweight, as the fighter recorded another KO win over UFC Ben Saunders to win his second tournament.
After a competitive first round, Lima dropped Saunders in round two with a pounding uppercut, and the latter’s left eye quickly began to close. A bloodied Saunders managed to recover, but after the fight return to its feet, Lima finished the fight with brutal body-punch, head kick combo.
Lima relayed after the pivotal win that he may have broke his hand in the bout. The two friends fought once before in 2011 and Lima also stopped Saunders in round two.
Here are the official results for the card, which took place in Phoenix, Arizona.
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final: Douglas Lima def. . Ben Saunders via knockout (headkick) at 4:33, R2
Bellator Welterweight Opening Round: War Machine def. Vaughn Anderson via technical sub. (rear-naked choke) at 4:01, R2
Bellator Welterweight Opening Round: Rick Hawn def. Herman Terrado via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Bellator Welterweight Opening Round: Ron Keslar def. Luis Melo via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bellator Welterweight Opening Round: Brent Weedman def. Justin Baesman via sub. (arm bar) at 3:20, R1
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal: Travis Marx def. Brandon Bender via TKO (strikes) at 4,28, R2
LaRue Burley def. Bubba Jenkins via TKO (strikes) at 3:40, R3
Liam McGeary def. Beau Tribolet via knockout (punch) at 0:26, R1
Siala-Mou Siliga def. Dan Charles via TKO (punches) at 1:26, R3
Adam McDonough def. Johnny Buck via TKO (strikes) at 4:51, R1