Goiti Yamauchi ’s return to the cage holds plenty of significance. Despite having over 30 fights logged as a professional and being one of the most experienced fighters on the Bellator roster, Yamauchi (27-5 MMA, 13-4 BMMA) sees Friday’s Bellator 284 bout as a unique and special moment in his career. Bellator 284 will be Yamauchi’s first main event bout in his nine years with the promotion and he’ll also be fighting Neiman Gracie, a member of the legendary Gracie family. “First of all, I’m fighting in my first main event, my first five rounds – that’s really meaningful,” Yamauchi said during Wednesday’s pre-fight media day. “Everybody that gets a main event in a big promotion, that’s a special moment. “But what really makes it important and meaningful, is fighting against a guy who comes from the family that made this work here

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Goiti Yamauchi honored to fight a Gracie, headline first Bellator event: ‘There’s something meaningful in this fight’ – MMA Junkie

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