Undefeated prospects Lyman "Cyborg" Good and Ben "Funky" Askren will finally meet at Bellator 33 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 21. Lyman and Ben will fight for the welterweight title that's currently held by the 10-0 Good.
Askren confirmed the news via Twitter yesterday.
This is only the second fight announced on the card, the first being a highly anticipated lightweight showdown between Bellator's lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and season-two finalist Roger Huerta. Alvarez was supposed to fight Pat Curran, who upset Huerta to claim the season two tournament championship, but Curran suffered an injury during training and had to withdraw from the fight.
Although Bellator 33 is still a little far out, these two fights alone could carry that card. Lyman vs. Askren is an interesting match up between two of the sports most dominating welterweights. Good cruised his way through the first season's welterweight tournament by wrecking Hector Urbina, Jorge Ortiz, and Omar De La Cruz, claiming a $175,000 check as well as the first ever Bellator welterweight title. Good has looked unstoppable as of recent, but hasn't fought since June of last year.
Askren is a former NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion who also has some seriously sick grappling skills, which he showcased throughout last season's tournament - battering UFC veteran Ryan Thomas twice before out-working Dan Hornbuckle for 15 minutes en route to claiming the season two championship.
Ben's ability to control his opponent everywhere on the ground makes him extremely dangerous, as getting taken down by him usually means you're not getting back up. Lyman will need to keep this fight standing in order to win, as Askren's striking is still seriously lacking and is only used to set up his takedowns.
Bellator 33, which takes place on October 21 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will air live on FOX Sports Net.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more information regarding Bellator 33
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