Gracie and Yamauchi Eye Title Contention
We have an incredible main event welterweight fight scheduled for Bellator 284 as Neiman Gracie and Goiti Yamauchi will meet at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Gracie is entering this fight with an 11-3 record, while Yamauchi is 27-5.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports and Bellator odds for Gracie vs Yamauchi. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Neiman Gracie: Submission Expert
Gracie has been one of the better fighters in all of Bellator. He lost at Bellator 274 back in February against Logan Storley via unanimous decision and needs to snap back to form here.
However, he has done extremely well at being able to lock in all different types of submissions, as only two of his wins did not come with a submission of some sort. He has won with all different variations of submission holds, so this is something that Goiti Yamauchi has to be wary about.
Goiti Yamauchi Using Experience to His Advantage
Yamauchi has a lot of experience, considering he is just 29 years old.
He has won his last two fights and defeated Levan Chokheli with a first-round submission back at Bellator 279 in April. He has won five of his previous six fights.
He has won all but six fights with submission of some sort, so he has to step up here as well and get Gracie into a pretzel if he wants to and continue climb the rankings.
Gracie vs Yamauchi Head-to-Head
Just as many MMA fighters throughout their careers, Neiman Gracie and Goiti Yamauchi have never fought against one another. We should be in for a close and exciting bout!
Gracie vs Yamauchi Information
- Game: Gracie (11-3) vs Yamauchi (27-5)
- Location: Sanford Pentagon
- Day/Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. ET
- Gracie vs Yamauchi Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Gracie vs Yamauchi Betting Lines
Gracie vs Yamauchi Prediction
This is expected to be a close fight. Both fighters have ample experience in the major spotlight.
Gracie and Yamauchi both base their entire offensive onslaught on submission attempts.
The size difference isn’t much of an advantage here; Gracie has a two-inch height advantage, but Yamauchi has longer arms, so they both have a 74-inch reach.
Gracie has not fared well recently, as he is 2-3 in his previous five fights. However, Yamauchi has not shown that he has endurance as most fights have not gone out of the first round for him, and that can adversely be a negative as well.
All in all, go with Gracie to pick up the win as he has fought more rounds lately and has the stamina to make Yamauchi be gassed and eventually struggle in the later rounds.
When betting online, pick Neiman Gracie to defeat Foiti Yamauchi!