Bellator 57 Preview: Ben Saunders vs. Douglas Lima Breakdown

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Bellator 57 Preview: Ben Saunders vs. Douglas Lima Breakdown

On a night that is dominated by the UFC on FOX event, Bellator 57 will take place at Casino Rama in Orillia, Ontario on Nov. 12.

The main event of the evening will be the finals of the season five welterweight tournament, pitting former T.U.F. Hughes vs. Serra competitor Ben Saunders against the former MFC welterweight champion Douglas Lima.

When looking at their road to the finals, both have shown that they can flick the switch on and finish an opponent.  Lima went the distance in his quarter-final fight against Steve Carl and knocked out Chris Lozano in his semi-final bout.

Saunders finished both of his tournament fights in the third round, a TKO over Chris Cisneros and a clinical performance throughout his fight against Luis Santos led to a submission victory.

With a Bellator welterweight title shot up for grabs, you better believe both of these guys will be hungry for a win.

The man waiting in the wings will be Ben Askren, who is 9-0 in his MMA career and knows a thing or two about winning a Bellator tournament, after winning season two, received a title shot and defeated Lyman Good to win the gold he still wears today.

Let's take a look at the breakdown of some key aspects the fight that will decide Askren's next opponent.

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