An injury to Brent Weedman has opened the door for Bryan Baker to enter the semifinals of the season eight Bellator MMA welterweight tournament.
Baker will now face Douglas Lima on February 21 from Utah at Bellator 90. The other semifinal will feature Ben Saunders and Raul Amaya.
“When I got the call, I was ready to rock & roll,” Baker said. “I look at this opportunity as an absolute blessing. With our new child in the picture, this is an opportunity to make my family proud, show everyone what I’ve been working on, and let The Beast go at it like he always does. Douglas is a strong, powerful guy but I’m going to use my reach advantage and show my strength. This is my destiny.”
The card also features the finals of the featherweight tourney, as Rad Martinez meets Shahbulat Shamhalaev. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will also be in action that night.