At Bellator 49, Douglas Lima defeated Steve Carl in a welterweight quarterfinal bout. With the win, Lima is now two wins away from winning the tournament and earning a title shot against the winner of an upcoming championship bout between Ben Askren and Jay Hieron.
Early in the fight, Carl hurt Lima with a right hand. However, Lima recovered quickly and made the round a close one on the scorecards by controlling the fight on the ground for most of the remainder of the frame.
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Welterweight Quarter Final Bouts
Chris Lozano def. Brent Weedman via unanimous decision
Ben Saudners def. Chris Cisneros via TKO at 0:29 Round 3
Luis Santos def. Dan Hornbuckle via unanimous decision
Douglas Lima def. Steve Carl via unanimous decision
Local Feature Bouts
Joel Roberts def. Brylan Van Artsdalen via submission (triangle choke) at 1:47 Round 2
Giedrius Karavackas def. LeVon Maynard via TKO in Round 3
Alexandre Bezerra def. Scott Heckman via TKO in Round 2
Lester Caslow def. James Jones via TKO at 0:15 Round 2
Azunna Anyanwu def. J.A. Dudley via TKO at 4:16 Round 2
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