Former Bellator champion Lyman Good has signed with the UFC. His debut will come against Andrew Craig at UFC Fight Night 71, which takes place July 15 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
Craig had been scheduled to face Edgar Garcia at the event. However, Garcia has been forced off the card with an injury.
In 2009, Good defeated Hector Urbina, Jorge Ortiz and Omar de la Cruz to win the Bellator season-one welterweight championship and claim the inaugural welterweight title. In his first title defense, he dropped the belt to Ben Askren. He continued to fight for Bellator and finished his run in 2013 with an 8-3 record. Since leaving that promotion, Good has gone 3-0 under the Cage Fury Fighting Championship banner. In his last outing, he captured the CFFC welterweight title with a victory over UFC veteran Nah-Shon Burrell.
Craig began his UFC run with back-to-back upsets over Kyle Noke and Rafael Natal. However, since then, he has gone only 1-3 with his lone victory coming over Chris Leben at UFC 162. In his last outing, he dropped a decision to Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira.
In the main event of UFC Fight Night 71, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir will return to action and take on Todd Duffee.