Douglas Lima Admits Kamaru Usman’s Wrestling Would be a Challenge, But Confident He’d KO Fellow Champ
By FCF Staff
Douglas Lima knows that the chances of him fighting Kamaru Usman anytime soon are slim to none. But, Bellator’s welterweight king is confident if he ever faces the UFC’s current, 170 champ, he would be victorious.
Lima reclaimed Bellator’s welterweight title last month, by earning a decision win over Rory MacDonald. The victory was the heavy handed fighter’s third straight.
More recently, Lima spoke with MMA Fighting, and while discussing a possible showdown with Usman, he said this:
“The champion, no doubt,” said Lima. “I would choose the one who’s considered the best. Usman is really tough, has good wrestling, so I wouldn’t think twice before choosing him. It would be a big fight.
“He’s on a roll, (and) he’s breaking everyone, so it would be a good fight for me, even if his style doesn’t favor me. I had problems with wrestlers in the past, and he has good wrestling. But I’m evolving, (and) I’m feeling great. I don’t think too much about it, but it would be great if that happened.”
“A knockout, right? For sure,” Lima said, when asked how a fight with Usman would end. “I’d go for the knockout. He has knockout power, but he usually wins by decision. I believe we would eventually find that chin.”
Lima (32-7) is currently not booked for his next title defense. Usman (15-1), meanwhile, is set to face Colby Covington at UFC 245, December 14th.