The Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix has been nothing short of life-changing for its tourney entrants.
First, it Rory MacDonald revealing he might not have the killer instinct based on his Christian faith during his win over Jon Fitch. Then former Bellator welterweight champion, Douglas Lima did what 14 other competitors couldn’t do: defeat Michael “Venom” Page (14-1).
As the boogeyman of the division, Page’s litany of highlight reel knockouts labeled him the most feared welterweight on the planet. However, as Roy Jones famously said on a song, “You Must Have Forgot” and he proved it with a swift annihilation of “Venom”.
Douglas Lima emphatically punches his way into the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix Final with a vicious knockout against Michael ‘Venom’ Page. Download and stream DAZN to watch the best Bellator fights: http://bit.ly/DAZN_YT FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA! 👇 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dazn_usa Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daznusa Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dazn_usa
Douglas Lima (31-7) showcased his ferocious low kick game, sweeping Page off his feet creating a second of vulnerability. Lima unleashed a crippling right hook to the head of MVP (14-1) ending the bout via KO (punches) at :35 of round two.
Eat Your Lima “Beans”
If you were consumed with the hype around Page since his destructive knee to the skull of Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, here’s why you might have missed his brilliance.
Douglas Lima has earned 26 of his 31 career victories by stoppage. That includes 10 of his 13 Bellator wins. His nine stoppage victories in Bellator welterweight competition are most in divisional history.
Wow – @PhenomLima advances in the @BellatorMMA Welterweight Grand Prix with an emphatic KO. Now faces the winner of @rory_macdonald and @NeimanGracie in the tournament final. #Bellator221
Also, Lima’s nine knockout victories in Bellator competition are tied with Patricky “Pitbull” Freire for most in company history. Lima’s 12 victories in Bellator welterweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Andrey Koreshkov with 13.
Lima’s eight knockout victories in Bellator welterweight competition are most in divisional history.
Although Michael Page had his 14-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career, he expressed that if he had to lose to anyone, he’s glad it was Lima.