Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima will defend his belt against No. 1 contender Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 260.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was the first to report the Lima vs. Amosov bout. It will take place at Bellator 260 on June 11 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Lima will be putting his belt on the line once again here against Amosov as he looks to prove he’s still the best welterweight in Bellator.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) April 15, 2021
Lima (32-8) is the three-time and current Bellator welterweight champion. The 33-year-old Brazilian has been in Bellator since 2011 and has put up an incredible 14-4 record in the promotion since then. He has fought and defeated many of the best welterweights in the promotion, including the likes of Rory MacDonald, Andrey Koreshkov, Lorenz Larkin, Michael Page, Paul Daley, and Ben Saunders. For years, Lima has been one of the most underappreciated fighters in the sport but he seems to finally be getting his due. He is coming off of an unsuccessful move up to 185lbs, in his last fight, losing a decision to Gegard Mousasi.
Amosov (25-0) is the No. 1 contender in the Bellator welterweight division. The 27-year-old Russian is a perfect 6-0 so far in Bellator with wins over the likes of Logan Storley, Ed Ruth, David Rickels, Erick Silva, and Gerald Harris. He has been absolutely running through his opponents like a knife through hot butter and he absolutely has earned this title shot. Amosov, in fact, will likely be a trendy pick to defeat Lima and win the belt given that he’s the younger fighter and hasn’t lost in 25 fights. Lima is by far the best opponent that Amosov has fought to this point of his career, but this is also going to be a tough title defense for Lima, as well.
Who do you think wins this Bellator title fight between Douglas Lima and Yaroslav Amosov?