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| | BELLATOR 93 Heads To Maine With Welterweight-Tourney Final, Marcus Davis
Bellator 93 heads to Maine with welterweight-tourney final, Marcus Davis | News
Bellator 93 is set for March 21 at Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine, officials today announced. |
The event will feature the final of the organization's Season 8 welterweight tournament, which features a final four of Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Brent Weedman and Raul Amaya.
Additionally, the event features UFC veteran Marcus Davis (21-9 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and kickboxing champion Michael Page (3-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), whose opponents haven't been determined.
The welterweight tournament's semifinal-round pairings include Lima (23-5 MMA, 5-1 BFC) vs. Weedman (21-8-1 MMA, 7-3 BFC) and Saunders (15-5-2 MMA, 6-2 BFC) vs. Amaya (11-1 MMA, 2-1 BFC). The winners then meet at Bellator 93, and the tournament champion earns $100,000 in total pay and a guaranteed title shot.
Davis, meanwhile, makes his Bellator debut on the strength of a 4-1 run. Most recently he picked up a solid victory over former UFC fighter David Bielkheden, which followed a split-decision defeat to Chuck O'Neil. Davis, a Maine native and former pro boxer, picked up wins over the likes of Chris Lytle, Pete Spratt and Jonathan Goulet during a 14-fight UFC career.
Page also makes his promotional debut at the event. The British welterweight turned to MMA in 2012 after a long run in kickboxing. All three of his pro MMA bouts have ended in first-round stoppage wins.
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