Lyman “Cyborg” Good, 34, of New York City, New York, United States claimed his third victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in his hometown. He was one of the winners at “UFC 244.”
Featuring 12 MMA bouts, the UFC held “UFC 244” at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 2, 2019. In the second bout of the evening, Good competed in the welterweight division against Chance “Black Eagle” Rencountre, 32, of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, USA.
Keith Peterson served as the referee. He put a stop to the welterweight bout after 2 minutes and 3 seconds in the third round when Good knocked out Rencountre via punches.
“My pressure, power and mindset of going in there and not caring if he threw punches or shot for a takedown,” Good said in his post-fight interview. “I sat in the pocket and looked to counter, cut distance and land shots.”
Winning at “UFC 244” improved the professional MMA record of Good to 25 wins, 5 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Rencountre now has 14 wins and 4 losses.
Born in Harlem, New York on May 26, 1985, Good made his professional MMA debut in 2005. He competed in Bellator MMA from 2009 to 2013 and was the inaugural Bellator Welterweight Champion.
From 2014 to 2015, Good competed in Cage Fury Fighting Championships. He was an interim champion and an undisputed champion of the promotion’s welterweight division.
Good made his debut in the UFC in 2015. The first two opponents he defeated in the promotion were Andre Craig and Ben Saunders.
Aside from the U.S., seven other countries were represented at “UFC 244” namely Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Finland and Suriname. Good and Rencountre were among the 15 fighters who represented the U.S.
“UFC 244” was headlined by Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, 34, of Miami, Florida, USA and Nate Diaz, 34, of Stockton, California, USA. They competed in the welterweight division and the winner took home the special BMF belt presented by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.