Bellator 266: Neiman Gracie knocks out Mark Lemminger in 87 seconds

Bellator 266: Neiman Gracie defeated Mark Lemminger. 

Neiman Gracie defeated Mark Lemminger via TKO (strikes), Round 1 – 1:27 at Bellator 266 on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, live from the SAP Center in San Jose, CA.

“I don’t need to take people down to win fights anymore. I can do it all. But if I take you down, oh boy. I saw he was putting his head down so I came up with the uppercut. I have one thing to say. If we keep the fight standing, it’s (the) hospital. If you go to the floor, it’s (the) cemetery,” said Gracie, who called for future fights against Michael Page, a rematch against Jason Jackson, and a title fight against Bellator welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov.

Up against the fence, Gracie landed an elbow before retreating. Gracie moved back into and landed a massive uppercut. Lemminger was hurt up against the fence. Gracie continued his onslaught, landing a multiple punch combination. Lemminger tried to fight his way off of the fence but was hurt again. Referee Jason Herzog moved in and stopped the fight after Limminger continued to eat more punches.

Gracie entered the fight as Bellator’s fourth-ranked welterweight. With the impressive knockout finish, Gracie improved to 11-2 and could be in line for a title fight.

Lemminger walked into the cage with a 12-3 career record with nine finishes. In his last fight, Lemminger picked up his first Bellator victory, knocking out Demarques Jackson at Bellator 260.

Bellator 266 took place on Saturday, Sept. 18, live from the SAP Center in San Jose, CA. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your live results and highlights.

Published at Sun, 19 Sep 2021 04:14:29 +0000

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