Bellator 53 fight video: Ben Saunders vs. Luis Santos

Ben Saunders (12-3-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC, 3-0 BFC) showed off a sick ground game in his Bellator season 5 welterweight semifinal against Luis Santos, submitting the Nogueira black belt and two-time BJJ champion with an americana in the third round.

It was hard to tell that Santos possessed those type of credentials the way that he was dominated by Saunders on the ground. Saunders controlled and dominated “Sapo” with a modified rubber guard that made even Eddie Bravo proud.

The win propelled Saunders into the finals of the welterweight tournament where he will face off against Douglas Lima, who also advanced at Bellator 53 with a KO victory over Chris Lozano.