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Douglas Lima Defends WW Title Against Yaroslav Amosov On June 11 – MMA Root

Douglas Lima will defend his welterweight title for the first time during this current reign when he takes on 25-0 Yaroslav Amosov at the Bellator 260 headliner.

Yahoo Sports was the first to report the news of Lima’s upcoming title defense on Thursday. Earlier today, it was announced that Michael “Venom” Page will face Derek Anderson next month. This could be a case of a winner versus winner situation in an informal welterweight mini-tournament.

Douglas Lima has reigned in the welterweight division since winning the welterweight grand prix in 2019. Lima is a three-time Bellator world champion and has victories over Rory MacDonald, Michael Page, Andrey Koreshkov, Lorenz Larkin and many others. He recently attempted to become a double champion in a middleweight fight against Gegard Mousassi at Bellator 250, but came up short in a unanimous decision loss. He will now return to welterweight for the first time since 2019 when he faces undefeated Yaroslav Amosov.

In what may well be the most underrated record of all conventional MMA, Yaroslav Amosov is remarkable 25-0. If Amosov can turn that to 26-0 with a world championship belt around his waist, he will start pound-for-pound conversations not just in Bellator but in all of MMA. Since joining Bellator in 2018, Amosov has gone 6-0 in promotion. But your biggest challenge to date will be to be in front of him figuratively and literally on June 11, and his name is Douglas Lima.

Bellator 260 will air live on Showtime and take place inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on June 11.

Who do you think will get the nod when Douglas Lima defends his welterweight championship against Yaroslav Amosov?

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