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Post by El Jefe on Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:00 pm

Bellator MMA’s welterweight title will be on the line on July 17 when reigning champion Douglas Lima (26-5 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) meets Andrey Koreshkov (17-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) at Bellator 140.

Bellator official today announced the bout.

Bellator 140 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on MMAjunkie.

“Douglas Lima is an incredible champion who is in for one of the toughest fights of his life against Koreshkov,” Bellator President Scott Coker stated. “When the rest of this card is announced, we’ll have put together one of the greatest showcases of welterweight talent ever assembled on one night.”

Lima, who’s ranked No. 13 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings, won the vacant belt in April 2014 after scoring a TKO win over Rick Hawn. The 27-year-old Brazilian has won five consecutive fights and is 14-1 (with eight knockouts) over his past 15 fights. The lone defeat during that stretch came in a 2012 title fight with them-champ Ben Askren.

Lima, who was forced out of a scheduled title fight with Paul Daley earlier this year due to an injury, now meets Koreshkov, a 24-year-old Russian with a four-fight winning streak of his own. Like Lima, Koreshkov’s lone loss came in a title fight with Askren. Most recently, he followed back-to-back knockout wins over Justin Baesman and Nah-Shon Burrell with a decision victory over Adam McDonough in a Season 10 tournament final.

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