Douglas Lima and Ben Saunders face off in the Tournament Finals at Bellator 57. A shot at the Welterweight Championship hangs in the balance.
Bellator headed to the Great White North for Bellator 57 from Rama, Ontario on Nov. 12. Douglas Lima landed yet another vicious right hand and knocked Ben Saunders out in the welterweight tournament final. Lima will fight reigning welterweight champion Ben Askren in 2012. In the middleweight tournament final, Alexander Shlemenko put on a three-round striking clinic against the resilient Vitor Vianna. After winning a three-round decision, Shlemenko will rematch middleweight champion Hector Lombard next season. Alexandre Bezerra continued to impress in the cage, as the featherweight survived an early onslaught and submitted Doug Evans with a nasty heel hook in the first round. The prelims saw lightweight Josh Shockley grab a guillotine choke early on in the fight and get the tap just 35 seconds into the fight. Catch the highlights from Casino Rama right here.