While the majority of MMA eyes were locked-in on Junior dos Santos’ thrilling knockout victory over Cain Velasquez at “UFC on FOX,” Douglas Lima decided to post some highlight-reel footage of his own at “Bellator 57.”
Lima violently put former UFC star Ben Saunders down in the finals of Bellator’s Welterweight Tournament. The 2ndRound TKO win not only earned the Brazilian a massive $100,000 paycheck (literally and figuratively), but also next dibs at 170-pound champ Ben Askren.
Saunders was perfect through his first three scraps with the promotion prior to colliding with Lima.
The Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada hosted Saturday night’s show.
Please click the media player below to watch the finish of their fight:
Here are the official results from Bellator 57:
(Spike.com 5PM ET/2PM PT)
Taylor Solomon Defeated Mike Sledzion via TKO (Punches) at 1:10 in the 1stRound
Josh Shockley Defeated Eric Moon via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:35 in the 1stRound
Denis Puric Defeated Chuck Mady via TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 5:00 in the 2ndRound
Dave Jansen Defeated Ashkan Morvari via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:47 in the 2ndRound
Matt Van Buren Defeated Shawn Levesque via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:38 in the 1stRound
Chris Horodecki vs. Mike Corey Ruled a Majority Draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
(MTV2 7PM ET/PT)
Alexandre Bezerra Defeated Doug Evans via Submission (Heel Hook) at 4:04 in the 1stRound
Roger Hollett Defeated John Hawk via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Middleweight Tournament Finals:
Alexander Shlemenko Defeated Vitor Vianna via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight Tournament Finals:
Douglas Lima Defeated Ben Saunders via TKO (Strikes) at 1:21 in the 2ndRound