Bellator 284: Neiman Gracie vs. Goiti Yamauchi live results [UPDATED]
Neiman Gracie is looking to bounce back and kick start a push toward a second Bellator welterweight championship opportunity. Goiti Yamauchi, meanwhile, is looking to secure a major victory in just his second bout in the weight class.
Gracie and Yamauchi, a pair of jiu-jitsu and grappling experts, will meet in the main event of Bellator 284 on Aug. 12 at the Sanford Pentagon.
Gracie, seated at No. 5 in Bellator’s welterweight rankings, will enter this bout off a loss at February’s Bellator 274 event to Logan Storley, who captured interim welterweight gold a few months ago.
Gracie is 2-3 in his last five fights, trading wins and losses since seeing an undefeated record come to an end in his lone previous title shot — losing to Rory MacDonald at Bellator 222 as part of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix.
Yamauchi comes into this fight off eight wins in his last ten fights, including five victories in his last six bouts and back-to-back wins. Yamauchi, who previously competed at featherweight and lightweight, made his welterweight debut at Bellator 279 in April, submitting Levan Chokheli in about four minutes.
Bellator 284 Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
- Goiti Yamauchi defeated Neiman Gracie via KO, Round 2 – 3:58
- Valentin Moldavsky vs. Steve Mowry declared a no contest after an accidental eye poke – Round 1 – 0:54
- Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defeated Bruna Ellen via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Gokhan Saricam defeated Said Sowma via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
- Aaron Jeffery defeated Austin Vanderford via TKO, Round 1 – 1:25
Bellator 284 Preliminary Card (YouTube, 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
- Marcos Breno defeated Josh Hill via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- DeAnna Bennett defeated Justine Kish via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
- Sullivan Cauley defeated Tyson Jeffries via KO, Round 1 – 1:39
- Pat Downey defeated Keyes Nelson via submission (arm triangle choke), Round 1 – o:36
- Bailey Schoenfelder defeated Mark Currier via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2 – 2:35
- Mitchell McKee defeated Tony Ortega via TKO, Round 2 – 1:28
- M, A, Yah II defeated Brett Bye via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) Amateur Bout