Weichel-Yamauchi Discuss Their Bellator 210 Bout
On Friday night, Bellator returns to the Winstar Resort and Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma with Bellator 210.
Prior to the main card on Paramount Network and DAZN, FIGHT SPORTS will have the Preliminary card on FIGHTSPORTS.TV that features a lightweight showdown between Daniel Weichel and Goiti Yamauchi.
Weichel, a natural featherweight, moves up to 155 pounds as he looks to stay active inside the Bellator cage. Speaking with FIGHT SPORTS prior to fight night, the German born fighter looks to bounce back after his close loss to Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 203.
“I know it was a close fight, but I thought the first round was mine,” the Bellator season ten winner said of his split decision loss for the featherweight title. “I think it was too close, but to become the champion it had to be a little more clear.”
“I keep improving and we’ve learned from our mistakes, no matter if it’s from a fight we won or we lost.”
On making the transition to 155, Weichel, who considers himself a natural featherweight, said the move wasn’t a hard one to make. “I haven’t trained much of my fighting or nutrition,” the former title challenger told FIGHT SPORTS. “[I] just eat a little bit more than I usually do heading into the last few weeks of training camp.”
Across the Bellator cage from Weichel is Goiti Yamauchi, who Weichel respects for his fighting ability, but feels he will stop Yamauchi before the scorecards.
Yamauchi, who has only lost in Bellator by decision, doesn’t care what Weichel thinks what will happen on November 30th.
“I’m in this business because I think I’m the best”, Yamauchi said last week.
“I really don’t care what Daniel thinks of me. He can (say) whatever he wants, but I think I will finish him in the second or third round. I’m ready for 15 minutes. He won’t win any round.”
Yamauchi told FIGHT SPORTS that being a natural lightweight will be a huge advantage for him walking into the cage at Bellator 210, and even though he’s coming off an injury, that Japanese born fighter claims he’s “at 100 percent mentally and physically.”
Weichel-Yamauchi are a part of the Bellator 210 Prelims, prior to Bellator 210. Bellator Prelims air at 7:30pm ET on FIGHTSPORTS.tv, with the main card going live at 9pm on Paramount Network and DAZN.