The list of top signings at Bellator continues to grow, this time adding top unsigned welterweight and former MFC Champion Douglas “The Phenom” Lima to its roster. Joining Bellator on an impressive win streak that includes a series of highlight reel finishes, Lima is ready to show fans what the buzz is all about.
“In every promotion I’ve fought in, I’ve always wanted to be the best welterweight in the division – but with Bellator, this is it,” said Lima. “This is a big organization and I’m going to be fighting on national television on MTV2. This is it for me, finally.”
Currently residing in Atlanta, the fast-rising 23-year-old enters Bellator riding a six-fight win streak and a battle-proven record of 18-4. “The Phenom” is currently all set to enter the promotion’s upcoming welterweight tournament. A true finisher, 16 of Lima’s 18 wins have come by submission or knockout.
“I just really want to finish all of my fights,” Lima said. “Every time I fight, I’m always looking for some way to finish. I don’t like leaving my fate in the hands of the judges. If we stand up I’m going to try to knock my opponent’s head off, and if we go to the ground, I’m good there too.”