Due to injury, Bryan Baker stepped in to complete the semifinals of the Season 8 welterweight tournament. He meets Douglas Lima later today at Bellator 90.
“It’s a little bit of an advantage,” said Baker on American MMA. “My bodies happy with me as I get one fight less and I’m going to use it to get this win.”
Baker is familiar with Bellator tournaments, making it to the finals four times. Results saw two losses as middleweight and once recently as welterweight.
Lima was victories once, though current champion Ben Askren defeated him when he cashed in his tournament win. Lima stopped Michail Tsarev to make it to the semifinals.
Bellator 90 is today from the WinStar World Casino in West Valley City, UT. The two are set for the main card on Spike TV at 10 p.m. ET. FightLine will be providing coverage.