Douglas Lima has his favorites picked should Bellator decide to do a welterweight tournament.
The reigning Bellator 170-pound champion will defend his gold against Lorenz Larkin inside Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 24. The bout will be part of the Bellator NYC pay-per-view (PPV) card.
Lima has no doubts that he’ll retain his championship. If Bellator wants to hold a tournament in the near future, the champion has two favorites in mind (via MMAJunkie.com):
“I’d say either (Andrey) Koreshkov or (Rory) MacDonald. Out of all the challengers, I think those two are the toughest, because they mix everything up pretty good. They’re both long. I think either one of them will be in the final.”