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Lyman Good to face Belal Muhammad at UFC 205

Lyman Good, from New York City, is scheduled

Lyman Good, from New York City, is scheduled to fight Belal Muhammad at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12, 2016. Credit: Bellator

UFC 205 is about to get a little extra taste of New York flavor.

New York City’s Lyman Good has been added to the Nov. 12 card at Madison Square Garden, the UFC’s first event in the state since mixed martial arts was legalized earlier this year.

Good (14-3-1, 1-0 UFC), born and raised in Spanish Harlem, will face Belal Muhammad in a welterweight bout. Both fighters have agreed to the bout, a UFC official said.

Good, the inaugural Bellator welterweight champion, made his UFC debut last year with a second-round knockout of Andrew Craig. He was supposed to fight again last December, but an injury forced him to withdraw.

Muhammad (10-1, 1-1), last fought on Sept. 17 when he stopped Augusto Montano by TKO in the third round at UFC Fight Night 94.

No main event for UFC 205 has been announced yet by the UFC. The fights made official by the UFC so far include:

Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (women’s strawweight title)

Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington

Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens

Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy

Rafael Natal vs. Tim Boetsch

Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian

Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad

Good, a Tiger Schulmann fighter, is the second competitor on the official card so far with New York City roots (and the third with New York State roots). Natal emigrated from Brazil to New York City, where he fights out of Renzo Gracie Academy. Evans grew up in Niagara Falls.


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