It’s been over six months since we’ve seen former Bellator welterweight champion Lyman Good compete, but that will change on November 26 when “Cyborg” returns to action against Michael Costa at Bellator 59. The bout will be a welterweight tournament qualifier for season six.
Bellator officials confirmed the bout earlier today.
Good was originally scheduled to fight Dan Hornbuckle earlier this year but had to pull out of the fight due to a hamstring injury. He last competed at Bellator 39, losing a close split decision to Rick Hawn in the semifinals of the season 4 welterweight tournament. After going undefeated in his first 10 professional fights and winning the Bellator welterweight title, Good has lost two of his last three bouts. Along with the loss to Hawn, he dropped a decision and the title to current champion Ben Askren before rebounding with a win over Chris Lozano.
Costa will be making his Bellator debut when he steps into the cage to face Good in late November. A black belt under Royler Gracie, Costa has won 10 professional fights, finishing nine of his opponents. He currently trains at Wand Fight Team in Las Vegas with MMA legend Wanderlei Silva.
Bellator 59 is scheduled for November 26 at Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event will be headlined by the season five bantamweight tournament final between Alexis Vila and Eduardo Dantas.
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