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Bellator's Douglas Lima breaks hand, tourney final with Saunders moves to summer

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A broken hand has forced Douglas Lima (24-5 MMA, 6-1 BFC) out of his Season 8 welterweight tournament final with Ben Saunders (16-5-2 MMA, 7-2 BFC), Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney today announced.

However, rather than plugging in a replacement, the organization simply will delay the fight a few months and host it as part of its annual Summer Series of events.

An exact date hasn't been determined, a Bellator official today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

The fighters initially were slated to fight on March 21 at Bellator 93, which airs on Spike TV from Lewiston, Maine.

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Post #1   3/5/13 12:50:30PM   

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I was literally just talking about Lima and how much fun he is to watch fight...... then I come on my favourite place to be the PG to find out this bad news

Post #2   3/5/13 1:12:00PM   

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Total bummer. Lima is one violent dude. If he gets a good TDD game I'd love to see him in the UFC.

Post #3   3/5/13 3:29:36PM   

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F this, make the fight happen anyway. He doesn't need hands for another tko leg kicks

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Post #5   3/6/13 9:20:56AM