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Welterweight champion Douglas Lima signs new longterm contract with Bellator

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Douglas Lima is not going anywhere.

The reigning Bellator welterweight champion has signed a new longterm deal with the company, Bellator officials confirmed to MMA Fighting on Wednesday.

The Brazilian told MMA Fighting he has a six-fight, two-year deal with Bellator.

Lima is expected to defend his 170-pound title against Rory MacDonald next, but the promotion has yet to announce a date and location for the bout.

"Bellator is my home, I am excited to continue growing alongside the company," Lima said.

“The Phenom”, a two-time tournament winner and two-time welterweight champion, last defended the belt with a unanimous decision victory over Lorenz Larkin in June, while “Red King” stopped Paul Daley in his Bellator debut in May.

The 29-year-old Brazilian signed with Bellator in 2011, coming in as the MFC welterweight champion, and racked up a 11-2 promotional record with wins over the likes of Larkin, Andrey Koreshkov, Daley, Ben Saunders (twice) and Steve Carl.