The wait is almost over for the Season 8 welterweight tournament. On two occasions, in March and June, Ben Saunders vs. Douglas Lima was announced. Lima pulled out both times with an injury, but everyone is healthy heading into Bellator 100.
This is Saunders third tournament appearance. He lost in the finals of Season 5 to Lima. He’s 7-2 for Bellator.
Lima is 6-1 for Bellator, with the lone defeat coming against welterweight champion Ben Askren. A pair of finishes landed him in the finals with one coming via leg kicks.
Also set is the opening rounds of the Season 9 welterweight tournament. The brackets are Brent Weedman vs. Justin Baesman, War Machine vs. Vaughn Anderson, Matt Riddle vs. Sergio Junior and Mark Scanlon vs. Herman Terrado.
Bellator 100 is September 20 from the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, AZ. The main card airs live on Spike TV.