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Ex-Bellator champ Douglas Lima books first combat since re-signing


For some time, it appeared Douglas Lima’s future in Bellator was up within the air, however he’s now on a brand new deal and has a combat on the books.

Lima (33-11) will face Aaron Jeffery (14-5) on the Bellator Champions Sequence occasion Sept. 7 at Pechanga Area in San Diego, a promotion official confirmed to MMA Junkie after an preliminary report by MMA Preventing.

The combat will mark Lima’s first in 16 months as he was in limbo through the early levels of the PFL-Bellator merger. Lima voiced displeasure with the brand new regime’s enterprise dealings, however the two sides ultimately got here to phrases.

Lima, 36, is among the most embellished fighters in Bellator historical past. He served as one of many faces of the promotion throughout a number of reigns as its welterweight champion. Lately, Lima has struggled. After 4 straight losses, Lima lastly discovered victory in his most up-to-date outing, a unanimous determination win over Costello van Steenis at middleweight.

Jeffery, 31, goals to bounce again from a March unanimous determination defeat to Fabian Edwards. The loss dropped him to 1-2 in his most up-to-date three fights.

With the additions, the Bellator Champions Sequence: San Diego lineup contains:

  • Champion Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Alexander Shabliy
  • Marcos Breno vs. Raufeon Stots
  • Levan Chokheli vs. Lorenz Larkin
  • Aaron Jeffery vs. Douglas Lima

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for Bellator Champions Sequence: San Diego.

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