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Naturally, the storyline leading up to the main event of Bellator 284 between.....

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Goiti Yamauchi and Neiman Gracie focused on the expectation of a fierce ground fight.....

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The storyline was blown apart once the bell rang, as it so frequently does in mixed martial arts....

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as Yamauchi's blows dominated the fight and led to his second-round....

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a knockout victory inside the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.....

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On Friday night, Yamauchi, who has the most submission victories in Bellator history, struck first.....

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surprising Gracie with a left hand and then putting him on his back with a flurry.....

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Gracie was able to make room and swiftly stand up again. Although most of Gracie's moves were executed behind a jab....

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his attacks lacked the same pop that Yamauchi was able to produce.