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Bellator 284: Twitter reacts to Goiti Yamauchi turning Neiman Gracie’s lights out

See how the MMA community reacted to Goiti Yamauchi scoring a second-round KO win over Neiman Gracie in the Bellator 284 main event, just Yamauchi’s second fight at welterweight

Goiti Yamauchi may have already solidified himself as one to watch out for in the Bellator welterweight scene thanks to his victory over Neiman Gracie in the main event of Bellator 284.

Despite both men being experts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (which is an understatement for Gracie), the two didn’t get into a grappling battle right away. Instead, the two struck in close, with Yamauchi getting the upper hand.

Yamauchi would take the first round by rocking Gracie with a right hand before scoring a takedown.

Gracie attempted to pull guard in the second round, but Yamauchi elected to stand and kick his legs.

After the referee forced the fight back to the feet in full with about 90 seconds left in the round, Gracie fired off a series of jabs. It was there, however, that Yamauchi tagged Gracie with an uppercut on the chin to knock him out cold.

Bellator 284: Twitter reacts to Goiti Yamauchi vs. Neiman Gracie

This marked Gracie’s first time dropping back-to-back fights, having come into this bout off a loss to current Bellator interim welterweight champion Logan Storley. Gracie hasn’t been able to string consecutive wins together since losing his then-undefeated record to then-champion Rory MacDonald in 2019.

Yamauchi has now won three straight and is now 2-0 at welterweight after a successful debut against Levan Chokheli in April.

Bellator 284: Neiman Gracie vs. Goiti Yamauchi takes place on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, live from Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, SD. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.



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