MacDonald (20-4 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) claimed the Bellator welterweight title from Lima (29-7 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) in Saturday’s Bellator 192 event, winning a hard-fought unanimous decision in the Paramount-televised event at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Both men sustained plenty of damage over the course of the 25-minute affair (and MacDonald’s leg took the worst of it). Afterward, Lima posted a backstage photo with the new champion, expressing his disappointment with the outcome with a classy statement (via Instagram):
Pissed at myself but thankful to God for another battle. @romac_gorilla you’re a warrior thank you! Can’t wait for the rematch! Thank you all for supporting! Thank you my team for an awesome camp! I will be back!
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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