A broken hand has forced former welterweight tournament winner Douglas Lima out of the finals rematch with teammate Ben Saunders. The heavy-handed Brazilian took to twitter, saying “I broke my hand against Baker and doctor told me not to fight,” tweeting an X-ray of his hand.
Lima (24-5) defeated Michail Tsarev and Bryan Baker to punch his ticket to the finals. Meanwhile, Saunders (16-5-2) took out Koffi Adzitso and Raul Amaya to qualify. The two American Top Team fighters first did battle in the finals of the tournament’s season five iteration, where “The Phenom” notched a second-round knockout.
The teammates were originally slated to fight on March 21 at Bellator 93, which airs on Spike TV from Lewiston, Maine. The fight is now delayed until the 2013 Summer Series.