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Lyman Good signed to the Bellator Fighting Championships

East Coast welterweight prospect Lyman Good is the latest fighter to formally sign a contract with the Bellator Fighting Championships, which has a television contract with ESPN Deportes. learned of the news on Friday morning following an e-mail to his manager, Michael Sachs.

In August, Five Ounces of Pain was the first to report that Good was on the verge of signing a six fight contract with EliteXC with a planned debut against Paul Daley for an event that had been scheduled to take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, the Albuquerque event would go on to be canceled and Good never formally executed the contract with ProElite, meaning that he remained a free agent eligible to sign with another promotion. Good was so close to signing with EliteXC that he was scratched from a previously scheduled Sept. 12 fight in Atlantic City.

Good, 7-0 in his pro career, is a full-time instructor at several of Tiger Schulmann’s local mixed martial arts academies across the East Coast region. He began his professional MMA career competing for Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat promotion in Atlantic City, N.J.

He earned his first notable victory against Eric Charles during ROC 14 on April 27, 2007. Charles, who was one of 32 fighters invited to Las Vegas to fight for a final spot during the seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” lost via TKO as a result of a doctor’s stoppage at 4:00 of round 1.

Following the Charles fight, Good defeated Doug Gordon via unanimous decision during a Cage Fury Fighting Championship event on June 23, 2007. He then made his debut for a major national promotion taking on Mike Dolce on the undercard of the IFL’s team semifinals last August. Good defeated Dolce, an official cast member of TUF 7, via unanimous decision.

A former ROC welterweight champion, Good is expected to be involved with Bellator’s eight-man welterweight tournament that could commence as early as April.

A noted striker, he is also a veteran of Chuck Norris’ World Combat League.

  • Tony Fennen says:

    Good for him (no pun intended)
    I have seen Lyman fight a few times in person. He should make a national impact sooner or later.
    This again makes me question why the UFC doesnt have more scouts on the east coast. There are so many great East Coast fighters that are NOT in the UFC, how can they call themselves the best?

  • TFK says:

    Hey everyone. If you’re like me, you’re very interested in seeing ESPN’s venture into the world of MMA, the Bellator Fighting Championship. But if you’re also like me, you don’t get ESPN Deportes, and can only get it if you switch over to their Spanish Programming Package.

    If so, contact ESPN at this page…

    …fill out their form, and let them know that you want ESPN to consider airing BFC on a channel that is more widely available.

    This is what I wrote. Feel free to copy and paste it.

    I, along with many MMA fans, desperately want to watch the Bellator Fighting Championship, but my DirecTV package does not receive ESPN Deportes. The only way to get it would be to change over to their Spanish Language Programming Package, which isn’t an option since I don’t speak or understand Spanish.

    Could you please air BFC on one of the other ESPN Channels, be it ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News or ESPN Classic? BFC deserves the type of exposure ESPN Deportes just can not provide.

    Thank You.

    Hopefully, if they receive enough feedback on the subject, ESPN will do the right thing and air BFC on a channel most MMA fans actually get.


  • Shaquona says:

    ya go tigers!! mma

  • dee says:

    i love lyman so muchhh


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