Bellator 53: Ben Saunders and Douglas Lima Secure Tourney Final Match-Up
By FCF Staff
UFC veteran Ben Saunders and former MFC champ Douglas Lima secured respective spots in Bellator’s ongoing welterweight tourney last night in Miami, Oklahoma.
Saunders tapped out Luis Santos with a third round, keylock in his semifinal bout, while Lima KO’d Chris Lozano in the second round to entrench an upcoming, finale with Saunders.
Here are the results from Bellator 53.
Ben Saunders def. Luis Santos via submission (keylock) – R3, 1:35
Douglas Lima def. Chris Lozano via KO (punch) – R2, 3:14
Ronnie Mann def. Kenny Foster via submission (triangle choke) – R1, 3:52
Thiago Santos def. Josh Burns via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 2:23
Giva Santana def. Darryl Cobb via submission (armbar) – R1, 2:00
A.J. Matthews def. Rudy Bears via unanimous decision
Raphael Davis def. Myron Dennis via KO (punch) – R2, 0:29
David Rickels def. Levi Avera via submission (triangle choke) – R2, 1:06
Luis Nogueira def. Zak Laird via submission (guillotine choke) – R1, 0:51