Douglas Lima and Alexander Shlemenko each earned Bellator Fighting Championships title shots next year by winning their respective tournaments Saturday night at Bellator 57.
Lima (21-4) knocked out Ben Saunders in the second round to win the welterweight tourney title, while Shlemenko downed Vitor Vianna via decision to claim the middleweight tourney.
Lima earns a fight with Ben Askren for the Bellator welterweight crown, while Shlemenko will face Hector Lombard for middleweight gold in 2012.
BELLATOR 57 RESULTS
-Douglas Lima defeated Ben Saunders via KO (punches) at 1:21 of the second round in welterweight tournament final
– Alexander Shlemenko defeated Vitor Vianna via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) in middleweight tournament final
-Roger Hollett defeated John Hawk via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Alexandre Bezerra defeated Doug Evans via submission (ankle lock) at 4:04 of round one