Brazilian welterweights Neiman Gracie and Goiti Yamauchi topped Friday’s Bellator 284 card, which had a little something for everyone.
Standout grapplers in the main event? Check. Former women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane looking to snap the first losing streak of her career? That too. Middleweight title challenger Austin Vanderford looking to bounce back from his first loss, against short notice replacement Aaron Jeffery? Got it.
The debut of standout wrestler Pat Downey, the toughest test yet for Steve Mowry, against ex-interim heavyweight champ Valentin Moldavsky, and Canadian bantamweight standout Josh Hill were even more reasons to check out the card.
Bellator 284 goes down live on Friday, August 12, 2022 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A live stream of the preliminary card action can be found above; where available, the main card streams below. Full results from the event can also be found below.
Bellator 284: Gracie vs. Yamauchi Results
Goiti Yamauchi def. Neiman Gracie by knockout (uppercut), Round 2, 3:58
Valentin Moldavsky vs. Steve Mowry ends in a No Contest (accidental eye poke), Round 1, 0:54
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Bruna Ellen by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Gokhan Saricam def. Said Sowma by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Aaron Jeffery def. Austin Vanderford by TKO (strikes), Round 1, 1:25
Marcos Breno def. Josh Hill by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Justine Kish def. DeAnna Bennett by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sullivan Cauley def. Tyson Jeffries by knockout (knee), Round 1, 1:35
Pat Downey def. Keyes Nelson by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 1, 0:36
Bailey Schoenfelder def. Mark Currier by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 2:35
Mitchell McKee def. Tony Ortega by TKO, Round 2, 1:28
M,A,Yah II def. Brett Bye by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – amateur bout