The Bellator Season 8 welterweight tournament final has been postponed for a second time as Douglas Lima has a rib injury. He was set to meet Ben Saunders at Bellator 97. It’s not known if Saunders will still compete on the card.
Lima confirmed the injury on his Twitter account.
Very unlucky with these back to back injuries but the fight is off for July. I’m injured again. Hope to get back training in no time.
— Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) June 12, 2013
The fight was originally postponed when Lima broke his hand in the semifinals of the tournament in February.
They’ve fought before, in the finals of the Season 5 welterweight tournament. In that exchange, Lima took a second round knockout though he was unable to capture the title.
Bellator 97 is July 31 from the Santa Ana Center in Albuquerque, NM. It’s part of the 2013 Summer Series.