The Bellator Fighting Championships announced that they have signed former MFC Champion Douglas “The Phenom” Lima to their welterweight roster.
Lima, who trains with American Top Team in Atlanta, is scheduled to participate in the upcoming welterweight tournament. Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney states on the official release; “Over the last two years, Douglas has taken his game to an entirely different level. Many considered him one of the top unsigned welterweights in MMA today. I’m very happy to say that he’s no longer unsigned and that he will be fighting for Bellator.”
“The Phenom” is currently riding a six fight winning streak after scoring a first round technical knockout of former UFC fighter Terry Martin at MFC 29 on April 8th. Finishing fight has become of staple of Lima (18-4) who has won sixteen bouts by either submission or knockout. According to Lima, “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.”