Season Two tournament winner Ben Askren will fight current Bellator 170-pound champion Lyman Good on at Bellator 33 on October 21st in Philadelphia according to a post on the former Olympian’s Twitter account.
In addition to confirming the fight, he also sent a clear message to Good, saying, “Kansas city, Philly, or your back yard, it does not matter to me where we fight I am still taking your belt.”
Askren earned his crack at Good’s title after beating Dan Hornbuckle this past June at Bellator 22 and walking away the promotion’s second welterweight tournament champ (Good being the first). The 26-year old is 6-0 in his career and will face a fellow undefeated fighter in the form of his opposition this October.
Bellator 33 will mark Good’s return to the ring after nearly a year-long layoff from action. The 10-0 New Yorker has not fought since winning the Bellator welterweight strap by defeating Omar de la Cruz via TKO a little over ninety seconds into their bout at Bellator 11 in June 2009.
In addition to Good’s title defense against Askren, Bellator 33 will also feature the much-anticipated clash between top lightweights Roger Huerta and Eddie Alvarez, a slew of talented local fighters, and a few yet-to-be-named main card match-ups.