The Bellator Ww champion Andrey Koreshkov entered this fight with a professional mma record of 19-1-0 (68% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 welterweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Tyron Woodley). He suffered his only loss when he faced Ben Askren in 2013 (=Askren vs Koreshkov), since then he has won five consecutive bouts beating Benson Henderson in 2016 (=Koreshkov vs Henderson).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Bellator Ww champion Douglas Lima, has an official record of 27-6-0 (85% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.27 in the same weight class. He lost to Koreshkov in their first fight last year (=Lima vs Koreshkov I) but he came back to win in 2016 against Paul Daley (=Daley vs Lima). Koreshkov vs Lima 2, main event of Bellator 164, is valid for the Bellator welterweight title (Koreshkov’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs Lima 2
Where: Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Title: Bellator Welterweight Championship
Koreshkov’s previous fight: Andrey Koreshkov vs Benson Henderson
Lima’s previous fight: Paul Daley vs Douglas Lima
Lima’s next fight: Douglas Lima vs Lorenz Larkin
Koreshkov’s next fight: Andrey Koreshkov vs Chidi Njokuani
Official video (USA)