May 26, 1985 |
Harlem, New York, United States
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Manhattan, New York|
|Team||Team Tiger Schulmann|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Lyman Good (born May 26, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist. He is perhaps best known for his time spent with Bellator, where he was the inaugural Bellator Welterweight Champion. Good is currently a free agent and also competed in a one-fight stint for the IFL.
Good was born and raised in the Spanish Harlem section of New York, raised along with his two sisters by only his mother. After a troublesome childhood, Lyman's mother felt getting her son involved in martial arts would be a good way for him to release his anger.
Mixed martial arts career
Lyman began his fighting career in 2005, at the Ring of Combat promotion. In his second fight, against John Zecchino, he fractured his hand in the beginning of the match. Despite that fact, he won the match by TKO in the second round. Lyman continued to fight in the Ring of Combat promotion, as well as in the IFL and other minor promotions.
In the IFL 2007 semi-finals he was matched against TUF 7 participant Mike Dolce in one of the preliminary bouts. Good controlled the fight on the ground in the second round, gained an edge in the stand-up in the third, and won via unanimous decision.
In his last appearance at the Ring of Combat promotion, at ROC XVII, he fought Alexis Aquino. Good dominated the first round with his striking, and while Aquino took control in the second round, Lyman recovered his dominance in the third, winning via unanimous 29-28 decision on the three scoreboards. ROC XVII, including the Good vs. Aquino match, was televised live by HDNet Fights.
Bellator Fighting Championships
Prior to signing a deal with Bellator, Lyman was to sign with EliteXC, before the promotion folded. His first fight with EliteXC was scheduled to be against Paul Daley. Two weeks before his first bout in the Bellator welterweight tournament, he has been featured on ESPN, doing a segment for the ESPN Rise program. As part of the preparation to the tournament, Lyman spent several weeks sleeping in a MMA cage at the Tiger Schulmann headquarters facility in Elmwood Park, NJ, in order to prepare mentally for the fight.
His first fight in tournament fight took place at Bellator II, against Hector Urbina, Good dominated the first round with his powerful strikes and in the second round Urbina was able to gain mount momenterally, but Good quickly reversed and defeated Urbina using a rear naked choke. In the tournament's semi-finals at Bellator VII, he defeated Jorge Ortiz and advanced to the finals. His opponent in the tournament's finals, Omar De La Cruz, defeated Dave Menne in the same event by TKO.
The finals of the Bellator Fighting Championships welterweight tournament took place at Bellator XI. Lyman scored a takedown early in the first round, trapped De La Cruz against the cage, and pounded his way to a TKO victory. After the fight, Lyman was crowned the first Bellator Welterweight Champion. In his first title defense on October 21, 2010 Good fought rising star Ben Askren, Askren was able to take him down and control him despite being hit with a huge upkick and almost being caught in a triangle choke at the last minute of the fight. Good went on to lose a Unanimous Decision losing his Bellator Welterweight Title.
On March 5, 2011, Good debuted in Bellator's fourth season welterweight tournament quarterfinals against prospect Chris Lozano, He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Good was scheduled to fight Dan Hornbuckle at Bellator 44 in a bout that was to serve as a qualifier to gain entry into the promotion's Season Five Welterweight tournament, but Good suffered a hamstring injury that forced him out of the fight.
On April 13, 2012, Good faced LeVon Maynard in a qualifying bout at Bellator 65 for Season Seven's Welterweight tournament winning via KO in just 13 seconds of round one.
Championships and accomplishments
- Bellator Fighting Championships
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||15 wins||3 losses|
|Win||15–3||Dante Rivera||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 95||April 4, 2013||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||14–3||Andrey Koreshkov||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 82||November 30, 2012||3||5:00||Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States||Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Final|
|Win||14–2||Michail Tsarev||TKO (punches)||Bellator 78||October 26, 2012||2||3:54||Dayton, Ohio, United States||Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||13–2||Jim Wallhead||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 74||September 28, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||12–2||LeVon Maynard||KO (punch)||Bellator 65||April 13, 2012||1||0:13||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier|
|Loss||11–2||Rick Hawn||Decision (split)||Bellator 39||April 2, 2011||3||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||11–1||Chris Lozano||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 35||March 5, 2011||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States||Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Loss||10–1||Ben Askren||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 33||October 21, 2010||5||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States||Lost Bellator Welterweight Championship|
|Win||10–0||Omar de la Cruz||TKO (punches)||Bellator 11||June 12, 2009||1||1:47||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Bellator Season 1 Welterweight Tournament Final; Won Bellator Welterweight Championship|
|Win||9–0||Jorge Ortiz||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Bellator 7||May 15, 2009||2||4:37||Chicago, Illinois, United States||Bellator Season 1 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||8–0||Hector Urbina||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 2||April 10, 2009||2||3:22||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Bellator Season 1 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||7–0||Alexis Aquino||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat XVIII||March 7, 2008||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6–0||Mike Dolce||Decision (unanimous)||IFL: 2007 Semi-Finals||August 2, 2007||3||4:00||East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5–0||Doug Gordon||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Fury Fighting Championships 5||June 23, 2007||3||3:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||4–0||Erik Charles||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Ring of Combat XIV||April 27, 2007||1||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–0||Julio Cruz||TKO (punches)||World's Best Fighter: USA vs. Asia||February 3, 2007||2||0:29||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0||John Zecchino||TKO (punches)||Ring of Combat X||April 16, 2006||2||3:37||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–0||Adam Fearon||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat IX||October 29, 2005||3||5:00||Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States|
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|New championship||1st Bellator Welterweight Championship
June 12, 2009 - October 21, 2010