Bellator 78 kicks off tonight on MTV2 and features some exciting bouts in the welterweight division. Headlining the card is a terrific welterweight bout between Lyman Good and Michail Tsarev. Tsarev comes out of the RusFighters Sport Club out of RussiaBoth. Good started his career with a commanding 10-0 undefeated record that included coming up with the Bellator belt. Ben Askren took that title from Good.
Both have had very clinch-heavy battles, but went about their matches in different ways. Good is an aggressive fighter who is known for bullying his opponents. He also doesn’t why from dirty boxing, which is how some say he won against Jim Wallhead.
Tsarvev is more of a submissive artist who neutralizes the stand-up game of his opponents and follows through on dragging the fight down on the mat. Tsarev’s strength is on the ground, which is how he beat Tim Welch in round 2 with a rear naked choke.
Both fighters have different strengths and weaknesses. If Tsarev is able to take Good down consider Good to be done with. If the fight manages to stay on it’s feet, Good has a good chance of being victorious. If Good can extend the fight to past the second round, which is Tsarev’s weakness as he usually tires out around that point, Good will have the advantage. Both of these fighters like to throw heavy hands, which should make their bout all the more entertaining. Be sure to check out the live results below.
Lyman Good vs Michail Tsarev: Lyman Good wins via TKO in the second round
Andrey Koreshkov vs Marius Zaromskis: Andrey Koreshkov wins via TKO in the first round
Brian Rogers vs. Dominique Steele: Brian Rogers wins via unanimous decision
Daniel Straus vs. Alvin Robinson: Daniel Straus wins via submission (rear naked choke) in the first round
Justin McNally vs Jake Nauracy: Justin McNally wins via triangle in round one
Rocky Edwards vs Rob Hanna: Rob Hanna wins via split decision
Jared Combs vs Mikkel Parlo: Mikkel Parlo wins via TKO in the first round
Billy Horne vs Trey Houston: Billy Horner wins via submission (rear naked choke) in the first round
Zoila Gurgel vs Casey Noland: Zolia Gurgel wins via unanimous decision
Shaun Asher vs Jason Butcher: Jason Butcher wins via submission (guillotine) in round one