Ben Askren vs. Douglas Lima welterweight title bout set for Bellator 64

Ben Funky AskrenThe Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that welterweight champion Ben “Funky” Askren will put his title on the line against Douglas Lima at Bellator 64 on April 6th.

Askren (9-0) is a former University of Missouri and Olympic wrestler. He captured the Bellator welterweight title with a unanimous decision over Lyman Good in October 2010. He successfully defended his title for the first time against Season 4 welterweight tournament winner Jay Hieron at Bellator 56.

The veteran Lima (21-4) earned his title shot by capturing the Season 5 welterweight tournament at Bellator 57. After outpointing Steve Carl in the opening round, Lima would impressively close out the tournament with knockouts of Chris Lozano and Ben Saunders.

Bellator 64 will take place from The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Canada. The fight card will also feature a lightweight bout with Chris Horodecki, as well as, the Season 6 featherweight semi-finals.