Douglas Lima Is A Serious Threat In Welterweight GP

The welterweight Grand Prix is off and running, although it got off it an auspicious start, former champion Douglas Lima saved the day.

Lima and Andrey Koreshkov fought well into the fifth round but it was the Brazilian who dug deep and sunk in a rear naked choke to earn the victory. Lima now awaits the winner of Paul Daley vs. Michal “Venum” Page in the next round of the welterweight Grand Prix.

Both fighters were tentative throughout much of the match. It was after all the third time these two have faced off.

As stated above Lima will move on in the GP. As for Korshkov, it’s likely back to the drawing board. A potential move back down to 155 pounds may be just what the doctor ordered.