Bellator 360: Road To The Championships Part 2

  • Season 5
  • Aired 03/14/2013
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Former featherweight world champion Joe Warren and two-time welterweight tournament finalist Ben Saunders join Jimmy Smith to break down Killa B’s rematch against Douglas Lima in the Season 8 welterweight tournament finals.

>> BELLATOR MMA THURSDAY

MARCH 21.

IT IS THE LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP.

BATTLING SUBMISSION MASTER.

>> CAREFUL WITH THIS KID ON THE

GROUND.

FOR $100,000 AND A SHOT AT THE

WORLD TITLE, PLUS THE

HEAVYWEIGHT FACE OFF.

BELLATOR MMA THURSDAY, MARCH 21.

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ONLINE.

JIMMY: WELCOME BACK TO "BELLATOR

360: ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS."

STILL WITH US IS JOE WARREN ON

THE SET OF "FIGHT MASTER."

THANK YOU FOR HANGING WITH US.

NOW WE'RE JOINED BY BEN

"THE KILLER" SAUNDERS.

YOUR TIMING IS IMPECCABLE, NOW

WE ARE GOING TO THE WELTERWEIGHT

DIVISION.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE BRACKET.

DOUGLAS LIMA KNOCKOUT BAKER.

BEN SAUNDERS IN THE

QUARTERFINALS WINNING BY

DECISION.

AND THEN IN THE SEMI-FINALS, THE

KNOCKOUT.

AND THE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

WILL BE BEN SAUNDERS AGAINST

DOUGLAS LIMA.

LIMA HAS KNOCKOUT POWER BUT HE

PAID THE PRICE WITH THE

RIGHT-HANDED PUNCH BREAKING HIS

HAND.

HOW DOES THAT DELAY OF HIS

INJURIES AFFECT YOUR GAME PLAN?

>> IT MAKES ME WANT TO SHOOT

MYSELF IN THE FACE, BUT I HAVE

TO KEEP MY FOCUS, WILL NOT STOP

TRAINING.

I WILL LIGHTEN THINGS UP,

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING,

EVERYTHING I CAN LEADING INTO

IT.

AND THEN JUST PEAK AT THE RIGHT

TIME.

JIMMY: JOE, YOU OF COURSE A

TOURNAMENT CHAMPION YOURSELF, IF

THERE IS A DELAY, IF THERE'S A

PROBLEM HOW DO YOU KEEP THAT

FOCUS THROUGHOUT YOUR TRAINING

AND THE FIGHT?

>> KEEPING STRONG MENTALLY.

I HAVE BEEN PUSHED BACK IN

TITLE FIGHTS IN BELLATOR.

I STAYED REAL FOCUSED, JUST TRY

TO KEEP TALKING YOURSELF INTO

THIS CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT THAT IS

COMING.

JIMMY: NOW OF COURSE THIS IS A

REMATCH.

YOU WERE AFFECTED BY THAT RIGHT

HAND.

HOW DOES THAT AFFECT YOUR

TRAINING WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT HIS

DEADLIEST WEAPON IS?

>> DEFINITELY MORE PREPARED.

ONE MISTAKE AGAINST LIMA, I

JUMPED IN WITH THE RIGHT HOOK

AND HE ENDED UP CONNECTING.

ALL OF THE RESPECT IN THE WORLD,

BUT I DEFINITELY WANT A

TOURNAMENT FOR ONCE.

THIRD TIME IS A CHARM.

JIMMY: JOE, I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN

WATCHING DOUGLAS LIMA, WHAT HAVE

YOU THOUGHT OF HIS PERFORMANCE

IN THIS TOURNAMENT?

>> YOU'RE WATCHING A VERY SMART

FIGHTER.

FINISHING PEOPLE WITH THOSE

OVERHAND RIGHTS.

YOU ARE SEEING A VETERAN IN THE

CAGE RIGHT NOW.

JIMMY: IT IS PHYSICALLY

DEMANDING GOING THROUGH THE

TOURNAMENT.

YOU GOT THROUGH THE TOURNAMENT

AS WELL.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR

PERFORMANCE IN THIS TOURNAMENT

SO FAR?

>> I WOULD GIVE MYSELF PROBABLY

A "B."

I THOUGHT IT WAS SMART,

DOMINATED EVERY POSITION I WAS

IN.

I CAME OUT UNINJURED, THAT WAS A

LARGE PRIORITY GOING INTO THAT

FIGHT AND THEN MY SECOND FIGHT,

BEN SAUNDERS, MOST PEOPLE

REMEMBER I WAS IN STRAIGHT KILL

MODE.

KNOCKING MY POINT DOWN, AND I

GOT IT.

JIMMY: NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE

PRO PICK BROUGHT TO YOU BY

MILLER LITE.

NOT JUST A GOOD TIME, IT IS

MILLER TIME.

WHO DO YOU THINK IS THE PICK AT

WELTERWEIGHT?

>> I'M GOING WITH BEN SAUNDERS.

I THINK HE HAS LEARNED FROM HIS

MISTAKES AND HE WILL TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY

RIGHT NOW TO GET A BELLATOR

ELSE.

JIMMY: IF YOU WERE AN OUTSIDER,

WHO WOULD YOU PUT MONEY ON IN

THIS FIGHT?

GIVE US YOUR PICK.

>> DOUGLAS LIMA IS A VERY

DANGEROUS FIGHTER, BUT I WILL

HAVE TO GO WITH BEN SAUNDERS, HE

SEEMS LIKE HE IS ON TOP OF HIS

GAME RIGHT NOW.

JIMMY: AND HE IS GOOD LOOKING.

>> AND HE IS GOOD-LOOKING.

JIMMY: I AM GOING WITH THE UGLY

GUY.

DOUGLAS LIMA HAS LOOKED GREAT

AND HAD SHORT FIGHTS.

HE HAS BEEN VERY SMART

THROUGHOUT THIS TOURNAMENT.

HE HAS POWER, WE NOW WITH.

BEFORE I GET INTO A FIGHT WITH

BEN SAUNDERS.

HE IS LEAVING, THANK YOU JOE

WARREN FOR JOINING US.

FROM THE "FIGHT MASTER" SET.

AND BEFORE YOU BEAT ME UP, THANK

YOU FOR JOINING US.

BEN SAUNDERS.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MANNY

RODRIGUEZ AND EMANUEL NEWTON TO

DISCUSS THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

WHICH HAS BEEN FULL OF UPSETS

THIS SEASON.

"BELLATOR 360: ROAD TO THE

CHAMPIONSHIPS" ON SPIKE IS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY MILLER LITE.

THE OFFICIAL BEER

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