Goiti Yamauchi is probably going going to be out for some time after his loss at Bellator 292.
Yamauchi suffered a brutal 26-second loss to Michael Page after sustaining only a single strike on Friday in the principle card opener of Bellator 292. In a grisly sequence, Web page appeared to badly injure Yamauchi’s proper knee together with his solely kick of the night time.
Bellator CEO Scottt Coker confirmed at Bellator 292’s post-fight press convention that Yamauchi’s supervisor instructed him that early checks confirmed the knee to be in tough form.
“Primarily based on the x-ray, it’s a patella tendon rupture,” Coker stated. “In order that sounds very painful.”
Yamauchi, 30, is a 10-year Bellator veteran who holds the file for many submissions (9) below the promotion’s banner. The loss to Web page snapped a three-fight win streak for the Brazilian welterweight that had propelled him to the brink of title rivalry.
On the opposite facet, Web page, 35, has now authored two of the extra brutal finishes in Bellator historical past — the opposite being his skull-denting knockout of Evangelista Santos in 2016.
It was a fast return to the cage for “MVP” following his one-fight cameo in bare-knuckle boxing, and with a 7-1 file over his previous eight MMA bouts, he referred to as for a title shot subsequent towards undefeated Bellator welterweihgt champion Yaroslav Amosov.
Coker was aware of the concept, although he famous that Web page must wait in line.
“I do know we now have [Jason] Jackson within the wings, proper? So we now have to be respectful to that. He’s been ready a very long time,” Coker stated. “However I’m excited to get ‘MVP’ again and get busy. I imply, this man is so gifted, he’s so quick, and when you have been going to inform me that he was going to do a leg kick and take somebody out with a leg kick, I don’t know if I might’ve believed it. However that’s how versatile he’s. So good for him and I’ve all the time loved watching that man struggle, as a result of he can do all of it, so we’ll have him again within the cage quickly.
“I feel he’s ranked No. 1 or No. 2 now, so he’s going to should form of maintain tight till Jackson will get his shot, after which he’ll get a shot after that.”