On April 4th, Atlantic City’s newest casino Revel will explode with MMA action for the 2nd time in two weeks with Bellator 95. Not a week ago, World Series of Fighting held their 2nd event inside Revel’s impressive Ovation Hall, the same room where NYC’s resident Cyborg, Lyman Good (14-3-0) will clash with Renzo Gracie disciple Dante Rivera (15-6-0) next Thursday.
Good is coming off a disappointing loss to Andrei Koreshkov in the welterweight tournament finals this past November, foiling his 2nd date with the man that now holds the title that he once did. With no future plans to participate in a Bellator tournament, this is exactly what is…just a fight. One could argue that this is a fight that holds no real pressure for Good, aside from being at home with his usual army of faithful followers present.
The former Ring of Combat contender has never tasted defeat in Atlantic City, a place where he has fought many times and he doesn’t plan to stop now. Rivera has won his last two but hasn’t competed since 2010, where he decisioned Bellator middleweight Dan Cramer. A win over Good would certainly get him back in the mix and possibly earn him a tourney slot but the Team Tiger Schulmann warrior has other plans as he talks about in this Buddhasport exclusive.
In a visit to Tiger Schulmann headquarters in northeast New Jersey, Lyman discusses this upcoming fight and why he has a little extra motivation to take a win home against Rivera. In addition, he clarifies that his Bellator contract nears its end and promises that he will indeed, one day fight at home in Madison Square Garden when mixed martial arts is finally legalized in New York State.
Stay tuned for part two of A Day With Tigers with KOTC bantamweight & featherweight champ Jimmie Rivera, who also prepares to fight on the Bellator 95 preliminary card.