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Douglas Lima to Defend Title Against Rory MacDonald on January 20th

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 14: Rory MacDonald interacts with media during the final UFC 167 pre-fight press conference inside the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on November 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The LA Times is reporting that Bellator welterweight champion, Douglas Lima will defend his belt against former UFC welterweight title challenger, Rory MacDonald on January 20th.


Lima is in his second title reign. He won the title a second time when he knocked out the previous champion, Andrey Koreshkov. He successfully defended his title at Bellator NYC by winning a unanimous decision of Lorenz Larkin. MacDonald will be making his second appearance in the Bellator cage. He beat Paul Daley by submission in his first fight.


Bellator has not announced the name of the event, but it will take place on January 20th in Inglewood, California.

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