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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011

Ex-Bellator Welterweight Champ Lyman Good Set To Fight Michael Costa


By FCF Staff 

Former welterweight champion Lyman Good will return to the Bellator cage on November 26th, and face Michael Costa in a Season Six, qualifier match-up. The bout will be part of the Bellator 59 card, which will be hosted by Caesars in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Good (11-2) hasn’t competed since April, when he lost by split decision to Rick Hawn at Bellator 39. Prior to the defeat, at Bellator 35 in March, the 26 year-old-fighter worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Chris Lozano.

The Tiger Shulmann competitor had been scheduled to fight Dan Hornbuckle earlier this year, but a hamstring injury forced Good’s withdrawal.

“Coming off of that last fight, it really made me go back to the drawing board and start fresh,” said Good in a press release from the promotion. “You’re going to see a new Lyman Good, but at the same time it’s going to be the old Lyman Good. I felt like I got away from some things that made me who I was as a fighter, and I needed to get back to my roots. I can’t wait to get into that cage, trade some leather and get back to my winning ways.”

Costa (10-5-1) hasn’t competed since last November, when he stopped Danny Salinas while competing for South Texas Fighting Championships.

The 30 year-old, BJJ black belt currently fights out of The Wand Fight Team facility in Las Vegas, and is 2-2-1 in his last five fights.

The upcoming Bellator 59 card will also feature Alexis Vila vs.  Eduardo Dantas in the finals of the promotion’s Season Five, bantamweight tourney, UFC vet Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and former TUF competitor Phillipe Nover vs. Marcin Held.

posted by FCF Staff @ 3:15 pm
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