Thursday, November 1, 2012
Title shot on tap for Lyman Good?
By Franklin McNeil ESPN.com
Former Bellator welterweight champion Lyman Good will take another step toward regaining the title when he faces Andrey Koreshkov on Nov. 30 in Mount Pleasant, Mich., the promotion announced Thursday.
Good and Koreshkov will meet in the Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Finals at Bellator 82. The event takes place at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.
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The Good-Koreshkov winner is assured of securing a 170-pound title bout.
Ben Askren is the current Bellator welterweight titleholder. He claimed the title in October 2010 with a unanimous decision over Good.
The loss was the first of Good's professional career.
Good (14-2) is currently on a three-fight win streak. In his most recent outing last Friday at Bellator 78, Good defeated Michail Tsarev via second-round TKO.
Koreshkov also earned a spot in the welterweight tournament final at Bellator 78 by knocking out Marius Zaromskis in the first round.
The win over Zaromskis was Koreshkov's fourth under the Bellator banner. Koreshkov is 12-0 as a professional.
Bellator 82 also features a welterweight bout between David Rickels (10-1) and Jason Fischer (4-0).