The former tourney winnerLima came in at 169.9 pounds for the bout, while Saunders tipped the scales at 169.4. The fight, which will determine the promotion’s last welterweight tournament winner, has been delayed twice due to Lima being injured.
The well rounded fighters battled once before at Bellator 57 in 2011, and Lima stopped the UFC vet in the second round. “The Phenom” went on to face champion Ben Askren a few months later, but lost by unanimous decision.
Tomorrow’s card will also feature the opening round of the Bellator’s latest welterweight competition, which will feature vets like Rick Hawn and War Machine.
Here are the weigh-in results for the card, which will go down at the Grand Canyton University Arena in Phoenix. The main card will be broadcast on SPIKE.
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final: Douglas Lima (169.9) vs. Ben Saunders (169.4)
Bellator Welterweight Opening Round: War Machine (170.4) vs. Vaughn Anderson (170.1)
Bellator Welterweight Opening Round: Rick Hawn (170.6) vs. Herman Terrado (171)
Bellator Welterweight Opening Round: Brent Weedman (170.4) vs. Justin Baesman(170.1)
Bellator Welterweight Opening Round: Ron Keslar (170.5) vs. Sergio Junior (170.8)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal: Travis Marx (135.8) vs. Brandon Bender (135.2)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Bubba Jenkins (155.6) vs. LaRue Burley (153.8)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Beau Tribolet (204.1) vs. Liam McGeary (204.5)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Mighty Mo (264.2) vs. Dan Charles (235)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Johnny Buck (170.4) vs. Adam McDonough (170.5)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Joe Yager (205.5) vs. Clifford Starks (202.7)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Efrain Escudero (155.2) vs. Zack Surdyka (155)
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