Goiti Yamauchi isn’t known for his hands, but they got the job done on Saturday. At Bellator 263, Yamauchi (26-5 MMA, 12-4 BMMA) faced Chris Gonzalez in the first bout on the main card at The Forum in Los Angeles. To the surprise of many, including Yamauchi himself, who is primarily a grappler with multiple submission wins to his credit, a first-round knockout in his favor was not the outcome he saw coming. “To be honest, I wasn’t expecting a striking fight,” Yamauchi said during the post-fight news conference. “But thank God I won the fight.

‘I wasn’t expecting a striking fight’: Goiti Yamauchi surprised himself with first-round TKO at Bellator 263

August 1, 2021

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August 1, 2021

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August 1, 2021

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August 1, 2021

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August 1, 2021

5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 28/Bellator 263: Cheyanne Buys’ sad spotlight on fighter pay

August 1, 2021

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August 1, 2021

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August 1, 2021

Uriah Hall issues statement on UFC on ESPN 28 loss: ‘This one hurts’

August 1, 2021

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Scott Coker prepared to shift London, Russia Bellator events if necessary

August 1, 2021

Weight off his shoulders, Jared Gooden says all his callouts ignore him

August 1, 2021

Still a Bellator champion, Patricio ‘Pitbull’ vows to come back stronger after loss to A.J. McKee

August 1, 2021

Cheyanne Buys on $50,000 bonus for her negative bank account: ‘It’s life changing’

August 1, 2021

Bellator 263 post-event facts: A.J. McKee lights up record books with title win

August 1, 2021

UFC on ESPN 28 post-event facts: Sean Strickland sets striking records

August 1, 2021

UFC on ESPN 28 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Uriah Hall gets top payout

August 1, 2021

UFC books Julian Marquez vs. Jordan Wright for Oct. 16 event

August 1, 2021

Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC on ESPN 28 with Led Zeppelin, multiple Dirty Heads

August 1, 2021

22 years in the making, champion A.J. McKee challenges any featherweight on earth at Bellator 263

August 1, 2021

Photos: Best of Bellator 263

August 1, 2021
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