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Neiman Gracie to face Michael Lombardo at Bellator 290


Neiman Gracie will face Michael Lombardo in a welterweight showdown on the upcoming Bellator 290 show. Following an original report from MMAFighting.com, a person with knowledge of the fight confirmed the bout to Sherdog.


Former Bellator MMA welterweight championship candidate Gracie (11-4, 9-4 Bellator) is seeking to bounce back after losses to Logan Storley and Goiti Yamauchi. Gracie's most recent victory came in September 2021, when he pummeled Mark Lemminger with punches and elbows.


Lombardo (13-3, 1 NC; 1-1 Bellator) is a Professional Fighters League and Dana White's Contender Series veteran who recently knocked out Mark Lemminger in the first round at Bellator 289. In his only prior Bellator bout, "The Don" lost a unanimous decision against Kyle Crutchmer in April at Bellator 277.


The heavyweight championship fight between Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko headlines Bellator 290. Vadim Nemkov will defend his light heavyweight title against Yoel Romero in the co-main event.

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