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Lima Seeks To Prove Himself To Fans By Outdoing Previous KO Of MVP – MMA Root



In an effort to surpass his latest viral knockout against Michael Venom Page (MVP) back in 2019, former 170-pound champion Douglas Lima is set to catch lightning in a bottle again.

Scheduled for a second fight at Bellator 267 this Friday, Lima will face Paige, but this time he will be in MVP’s home territory. Meeting at the SSE Arena in London, England, Lima will be looking to align its fourth position in the fight for the welterweight title. But first, he must deal with Paige’s former adversary, who seeks to erase this viral moment from the history books.

The two are due to face off Friday night. Lima shared his thought process with MMA Junkie before a fight of this magnitude. In addition, the former welterweight king emphasized that the best way to win a fight is to finish off an opponent.

“No, never. It’s not just about winning,” he said. “You have to finish him off. For me, the best way to win is to end the fight. That first one happened (and) went viral and I’m going to do the same this time. , even better “.

In 2020, Lima tried to jump to 185 pounds and compete for a second title against Gegard Mousasi. The confident 33-year-old lost and returned to the 170 pound division, where he lost again, but this time to the current 170 pound title holder Yaroslav Amosov. After two defeats in a row, Lima looks forward to a new chance to conquer the world.

“I have a lot to prove to myself and the fans because my last two performances have not been very good. Not good at all. I understand that and I know that the fans are disappointed too. I have a lot of hot messages, you know what I mean? So I have to show them what I can do and this is the perfect fight to show it. – said Lima. This is a big match, this is a rematch here in London, and I am very excited. I am delighted with this. “

The pressure is building after losing streak, and Lima believes that a second fight against Michael Page will demonstrate his readiness for another race for gold. Undoubtedly, the fight against MVP in London, England will certainly create intrigue, especially if Lima can do his job as stylishly as it did in 2019. As the only person to have stopped an MVP in MMA, Lima is confident he can capture another viral moment. this Friday at Bellator 267.

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