As Bellator continues to announce their line up of events for the tenth season, they announced that a welterweight title fight between Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn is set to headline Bellator 117 at the Mid-American Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, January 24th
The event will air on Spike TV.
Bellator has been looking to crown a champion since losing Ben Askren to ONE FC, and now Lima and Hawn will get that shot.
“This fight with Hawn is going to be very explosive, I think everyone is aware of that,” Lima said in a press release. “I really can’t describe how excited I am for this World Title shot. I’m bringing this belt home, and it’s not leaving me for a long time.”
Hawn is equally excited for the upcoming fight.
“It’s great to be back in title contention and going for that belt,” Hawn said. “There is no question Douglas is an incredibly gifted fighter. In terms of his size and skill, this will probably be the toughest fight of my career, and I’m ready for that. I know how exciting this fight is going to be, and I’m just ready for April 18 to get here.”
More information on Bellator 117 is expected to surface in the coming weeks.