Douglas Lima was hunting to come to be a marketing champ-champ when he squared off with Gegard Mousasi in the principal party of Bellator 250.
The reigning Bellator welterweight winner, Lima (32-8 MMA), experienced entered Thursday night’s really expected major occasion on a a few-fight gain streak, his most current staying a unanimous choice victory about Rory MacDonald at Bellator 232.
However for Douglas Lima he eventually fell shorter in his quest to develop into a Bellator champ-champ, suffering a unanimous selection loss to Mousasi.
Inspite of the end result, Lima was praised by his peers for his endeavours towards ‘The Moose’. The 32-yr-aged did a good deal superior than quite a few supporters and analysts ended up anticipating, specially since Mousasi experienced built this kind of easy operate of fellow welterweight Rory MacDonald in a preceding contest.
Previously this afternoon, Douglas Lima took to Twitter in which he issued the pursuing assertion to his admirers, this while thanking Bellator for the possibility.
Went up, fought one particular of the ideal in his weight class, unsuccessful! My operate at ww still likely and absolutely nothing changed. I’m a fighter and I acquire hazards! A whole lot of ppl criticized this move but if you have been a fighter you’d understand. Thank you @BellatorMMA for supplying me this shot! Much from carried out! pic.twitter.com/qnyYe718Gv
— Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) Oct 31, 2020
“Went up, fought 1 of the very best in his pounds course, unsuccessful! My run at ww however heading and absolutely nothing altered. I’m a fighter and I choose hazards! A good deal of ppl criticized this transfer but if you have been a fighter you’d fully grasp. Thank you Bellator MMA for offering me this shot! Significantly from carried out!”
Lima’s following challenge could arrive in the former of submission professional Neiman Gracie (10-1 MMA). The Brazilian is coming off a submission victory above Jon Fitch in his most recent energy at Bellator 246.
Who would you like to see Douglas Lima battle in his up coming welterweight title defense next his determination decline to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 250? Share your views in the comments segment PENN Nation!
This posting initially appeared on BJPENN.com on October 31, 2020