According to a report from MMAWeekly, MFC welterweight champion Douglas Lima is likely to sign with Bellator and enter their next welterweight tournament.

At 3:27 p.m. ET Bellator Fighting Championships officially confirmed the signing.

“Many considered [Lima to be] one of the top unsigned welterweights in MMA today. I’m very happy to say that he’s no longer unsigned and that he will be fighting for Bellator,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “We continue to develop one of the strongest 170 lbs. divisions in the sport, and Douglas will be a fantastic addition to that.”

Lima won the MFC title with a submission victory over Ryan Ford. He defended the title with a TKO victory over UFC veteran Terry Martin at MFC 29.

The American Top Team fighter is now riding a six-fight winning streak. He has not lost since dropping a decision to Eric Dahlberg in 2009.

The season-five Bellator welterweight tournament is also to feature Ben Saunders, Dan Hornbuckle and Brent Weedman.

Jay Hieron won the season-four tournament last weekend with a decision victory over Rick Hawn. Hieron earned a shot at promotional champion Ben Askren.

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