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Barnburner Alert: Bellator 64 in Windsor, Ontario to Feature Askren-Lima Main Event

(Somehow, we don’t think Ben will be smiling after this fight.)

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that the previously unannounced April 6 event we broke the news about last week will feature a main event scrap between Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren and season 5 tournament winner Douglas Lima.


“The support we have received in Canada has been nothing short of spectacular, so when we had the chance to partner with the world-renowned Caesars brand, it was an easy decision,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said in a release.

As we mentioned, the event, officially named as Bellator 64, will take place at Caesar’s Windsor.

Undefeated since 2009, the former MFC welterweight champ, Lima is a beast who has finished six of his last nine opponents. He knocked out UFC vet Ben Saunders in the second round of his last bout at Casino Rama in Ontario to win the tournament.

Askren showed some chinks in his armor in his last fight with Jay Hieron at Bellator 56 in October — a fight many though he lost. “Funky” took the split decision, but “The Thoroughbred” had him in trouble a few times during the bout. He’ll have to step up his game if he wants to beat a “Phenom” like Lima, who has been knocking and tapping opponents out left, right and center. Remember when Ben said he wanted to fight GSP? That was awesome.

Also expected to be on the card is former IFL and WEC standout Chris Horodecki. Some of the promotion’s other Canucks will likely see action on its May 4 card in Rama, Ontario, so there is a good chance that local Windsor and Detroit fighters will get the call to compete on the undercard to give it Bellator’s usual local flavor.

Expect to see other Canadian names like Ryan Ford, Nordine Taleb, Martin Desilets and Cory MacDonald on the card as well if they aren’t matched on the Casino Rama card.

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Payday- February 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

That's much like saying "Fitch" and "stand and bang" in the same sentence, or even "Shields" and zzzzzzzzzzzz....
Homeowner University- February 8, 2012 at 10:56 am
More like Ben Asscrack. *Chuckles to myself. Drinks to stupor when no one else finds this funny*
Me likey- February 8, 2012 at 10:37 am
meh. askren is not much fun to watch. he is skilled at wrestling but i can throw a wet blanket on my dog and get about as much excitement from it.
XENOPHON- February 8, 2012 at 10:33 am
Hey Karma, why don't you try to sign with Bellator, or have you?
XENOPHON- February 8, 2012 at 10:31 am
ArmFarmer- February 8, 2012 at 9:28 am
I'm really starting to hate the commentor that brought attention to xeno's "grin"s...
XENOPHON- February 8, 2012 at 9:27 am
I was just looking at the Bellator schedule, and it dawned on me there is a pattern emerging that hints of their new strategy for the Spike debut next year. I think Bellator is bidding its time, really concentrating on spending time in specific regions, sucking in latent talent to sign their contracts and potentially filming that version of a reality show we read about in the press release.
XENOPHON- February 8, 2012 at 9:24 am
I think Bellator has shaped up to be a dam good night of fights. Got a feeling Ben AssGRIN is going to get his first loss during the prime time. He needs to take some time, and learn to punch.
aaronb- February 8, 2012 at 9:21 am
Lima has weak wrestling. Look for Askren to ride out 5 rounds of top control here.
XENOPHON- February 8, 2012 at 9:14 am
@Jaycorr - If the poll button isn't working, its because the UFC did not send Cage Potato their monthly stipend on time last month. GRIN The shit hasn't worked in months. No spacing, no hyperlinking, and no Edit Button! "B" League outfit.
ArmFarmer- February 8, 2012 at 9:05 am
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Mike Russell- February 8, 2012 at 8:47 am
Jaycorr. Sorry you aren't getting your money's worth. We'll try harder.
Fried Taco- February 8, 2012 at 8:45 am
Chris Horodecki was a standout in the WEC? I didn't notice.
SumDumGuy- February 8, 2012 at 8:44 am
WTF is this shit? how about writing about Diaz/Condit II instead of bellator-fitch would be wretlefuck victim?
kangerpang- February 8, 2012 at 8:43 am
Since when is Ben Askren considered a "Barn Burner" fighter?
Jaycorr- February 8, 2012 at 8:41 am
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