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Goiti Yamauchi undergoes successful surgery after gruesome knee injury: ‘My body is healthy and full of energy’


Goiti Yamauchi went under the knife to repair a knee injury suffered in his newest Bellator bout with Michael Page and it was a success, the welterweight fighter informed MMA Fighting on Thursday.

Yamauchi, who suffered a patella tendon rupture after Page kicked his kneecap simply 26 seconds into their Bellator 292 clash on March 10, stated he’s “way much better now” after going through surgical treatment on March 14.

“I believe that was a very first in 30 years of MMA,” Yamauchi stated of the injury.

Yamauchi stated he’s currently doing physical treatment however has no schedule for a go back to martial arts training. He anticipates to resume training “faster than anticipated [because] my is body healthy and complete of energy.”

When it comes to a go back to action inside the Bellator cage, Yamauchi thinks a more sensible situation would remain in 2024, however might take place in late-2023.

“It actually depends upon my healing and self-confidence,” he stated.

Yamauchi (28-6) was on a three-fight ending up streak over Neiman Gracie, Levan Chokheli and Chris Gonzalez when he suffered the destructive defeat in San Jose, his very first because going up to welterweight.

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