Douglas Lima faces yet another grave threat to his latest reign at 170 pounds.
The American Top Team-trained Brazilian will defend his undisputed Bellator MMA welterweight championship against the undefeated Yaroslav Amosov in the Bellator 260 headliner on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Lima has rattled off three wins across his past four appearances. He last competed at Bellator 250 on Oct. 29, when he dropped a five-round unanimous decision to current middleweight titleholder Gegard Mousasi in a failed bid to become a simultaneous two-division champion. Amosov, meanwhile, enters the cage with a perfect 25-0 record. He last fought at Bellator 252, where he eked out a split decision over the previously unbeaten Logan Storley on Nov. 12.
As champion and challenger pore over the final details surrounding their high-stakes confrontation, a look at some of the numbers they have compiled to this point:
33: Years of age for Lima, who was born on Jan. 5, 1988 in Goiania, Brazil, some 5,700 miles from Bellator MMA headquarters.
16: Lima victories by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 50% of his career total (32). He owns 10 other victories by submission and six more by decision.
.762: Cumulative winning percentage between the eight men—Mousasi, Rory MacDonald, Andrey Koreshkov, Ben Askren, Eric Dahlberg, Charles Blanchard, Brent Weedman and Matt Brown—who have defeated Lima. They sport a combined record of 173-50-4.
1,486: Days spent by Lima as undisputed Bellator welterweight champion. It covers three different title reigns at 170 pounds. Lima also won the promotion’s Season 5 and Season 8 welterweight tournaments, along with the 2018-19 welterweight grand prix.
68: Seconds needed for Lima to punch out Carlos Julio Molestina in his professional debut at Wild Bill’s Fight Night 3 on July 14, 2006. He has since finished 13 other opponents inside one round: Steve Linton, Nathan Osterkamp, John Nellermoe, Ray Perales, Joshua Hancock, Ed Nuno, Kyle Baker, Daniel Douglas, Cody Senseney, Joseph Baize, Eddie Hernandez, Terry Martin and Bryan Baker.
27: Years of age for Amosov, who was born on Sept. 9, 1993 in Irpin, Ukraine, a city of roughly 60,000 people near the geographic center of the European nation.
10: Amosov wins by submission, accounting for 40% of his career total (25). His methods of choice: three rear-naked chokes, two armbars, two north-south chokes, two anaconda chokes and one brabo choke. Amosov owns nine other wins by knockout or technical knockout and six more by decision.
4: Countries in which Amosov has competed as a mixed martial artist. He has gone 10-0 in Russia, 8-0 in Ukraine, 6-0 in the United States and 1-0 in Moldova.
97: Combined victories between the six men Amosov has beaten since he joined the Bellator roster in 2018: Storley, Mark Lemminger, Ed Ruth, David Rickels, Erick Silva and Gerald Harris. They own a cumulative record of 97-32-1 (.746).
3: Combat sambo world titles on the Amosov mantle. He struck gold at the World Combat Sambo Federation World Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Amosov was a bronze medalist in 2012.