Bellator 284 Main Event to Featuring Prelim is four great fights to watch on Friday night for Showtime. Sneaky good card to watch if your obsessed with MMA or new fan to UFC. Take a look at Bellator MMA.
Main Card has no title fights but title contenders, Top Ten Bellator Fighters in their respected weight class.
Neiman Gracie vs Goiti Yamaguchi
Returning from his war with Logan Storley, Took six-month layoff. Now fully healed will be headlining Bellator 284.
Man he’ll staring across the ring is Bellator veteran since 2013, Goiti Yamaguchi. Gracie’s return won’t be an easy fight facing a fighter with the most submission wins in Bellator history,
Former Lightweight fought one of Bellator’s biggest names Michael Chandler, Win over Adam Piccolotti, Daniel Weichel and Daron Cruickshank.
Yamaguchi looks to have biggest win of his MMA career, Making a statement win for the Welterweight Division.
However Neiman Gracie has a goal of having his hand raised, Facing a high level Jiu-Jitsu artist will be an interesting fight to watch for a grappling fan.
“I don’t think Goiti’s going to be afraid, and I think we’re going to be able to do a nice grappling fight, like I did with Ed Ruth.”https://cagesidepress.com/2022/08/10/bellator-284s-neiman-gracie-made-logan-storley-look-fun/
Neiman Gracie with win over Goiti Yamaguchi possibly earn another title shot with one more win.
Valentin Moldavsky vs Steve Mowry
Two of the best young Heavyweights in the world will be facing each other in #1 Contender fight.
Molddavsky, Fedor’s protégé former Interim Heavyweight Champion is a Heavyweight hybrid. Moves well, Built like a NFL Defensive Lineman, Combat Sambo World Champion is a gifted fighter.
Less pressure fighting the undefeated Steve Mowry. Former Titan FC Heavyweight Champion training hard at Kill Cliff FC. Never faced a tougher opponent but willing to pull off the upset.
“He is far and away the toughest opponent I’ve ever had. He’s a guy that’s been there he’s done that. He’s fought the best guys. He’s very skilled. He’s has a skillset that a lot of people just haven’t been able to get around. Really looking forward to going in there and figuring him out,” said Mowry.https://cagesidepress.com/2022/08/11/bellator-284-steve-mowry/
Steve Mowry main training partner is Linton Vassell former Bellator Heavyweight Title Challenger. Linton giving him the best sparring sessions possible.
Mowry advantages are reach, height and boxing. Beating Moldavsky inside the pocket is best possible way to win. Avoiding takedowns at all cost.
Austin Vanderford vs Aaron Jeffery
Returning from his first round KO loss to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 284 looking to gain his confidence against Aaron Jeffery. Former CFFC Middleweight Champion.
“In the past, I’ve had fights where I’ve gone in and I’ve felt like a bulldozer right away, but unfortunately when you’re fighting someone like Gegard Mousasi, you’ve got to be a little bit more calculated, and unfortunately I made that mistake.”https://cagesidepress.com/2022/08/09/bellator-284-austin-vanderford/
Losing to Gegard Mousasi one of the best Middleweights of all time and fighters nothing to be ashamed of. Get back to the drawing board at American Top Team, Become a better All-Around fighter .
Vanderford has the grappling skills down pat all about becoming a advanced striker. Finding out what striking combinations, stances fit him best and maximize his MMA potential.
“I fixed a couple of things that I think are going to pay dividends coming up,” Vanderford says. “My mindset is anyone, anytime. I’m ready and I’m excited.”https://www.bbc.com/sport/mixed-martial-arts/6242902Fabio Ag4?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
Making second Bellator appearance after beating Fabio Aguiar in his debut. Jeffery is a good fighter defeated young Middleweights like Andre Petroski & Collin Huckbody.
However not faced a successful collegiate wrestler, 2-time NAIA All-American wrestler out of Southern Oregon University.
Jeffery practicing wrestling drills at Niagara Top Team.
I train at a gym with some of the top wrestlers in Canada. Brock University is the school where a bunch of the wrestlers are from. They’ve been the #1 team in Canada for like 8 years,” Jeffery said.
“I’ve got a bunch of guys in my weight class. There’s a heavyweight that I work with. So I have strong wrestlers that I work with week after week all through the year. So I feel prepared for this for sure.”https://cagesidepress.com/2022/08/11/bellator-284-aaron-jeffrey-feels-prepared-for-vanderfords-wrestling/
Stuffing takedowns. Winning striking battles can lead to Aaron Jeffery win.
Josh Hill vs Marcos Breno
Two canceled fights in a row for Josh Hill finally able to enter the ring against Bellator rookie Marcos Breno.
3-1 record under Bellator defeating Erik Perez, and Jared Scoggins. Former UFC fighter and former CFFC Bantamweight Champion.
Hill #9 Bellator Bantamweight in the crazy stacked Bellator Bantamweight division. Win over Breno can lead to several future matchups.
“But you know they’ve got to give me somebody that’s ahead of me in the rankings. Somebody that’s going to put me right up in title contention again. We’ll kind of see how it plays out.” https://cagesidepress.com/2022/08/11/bellator-284-josh-hill/
Marcos Breno Top Ten Brazilian Bantamweight, Fought for Legacy Fighting Alliance has no pressure entering his Bellator debut.
14-2 record, Bantamweight KO power like John Lineker. Breno is a well known Brazilian prospect. Pulling off this win will be a great confidence booster.
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