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Who won Lima vs Steenis?
Douglas Lima beat Costello van Steenis by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator MMA Paris, on Friday 12th May 2023 at Accor Arena in Paris.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Douglas Lima.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Lima vs Steenis stats
Douglas Lima stepped into the octagon with a record of 32 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Costello van Steenis made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Lima had a large advantage in power over Steenis, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Steenis' 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Steenis had an advantage over Lima, with a 43% submission rate over Lima's 31%.
Douglas Lima was the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Lima was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 27 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 7 years and 8 months earlier than Steenis, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 80 more professional rounds, 112 to Steenis' 32.
Lima vs Steenis form
Douglas Lima had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jason Jackson at Bellator MMA on 8th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Michael Page at Bellator London on 1st October 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London, England.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 260 on 11th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 250 on 29th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had beat Rory MacDonald at Bellator 232 on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Lima's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Steenis' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Lima vs Steenis?
Douglas Lima was a 5/4 (+120) underdog going into the contest, while Costello van Steenis made his way into the ring at 8/13 (-160) with oddsmakers.