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Local MMA pro Tyson Siphavong-Miller won his third consecutive pro bout during the Bellator 277 prelims on Friday by defeating grappling expert Rhalan Gracie.
Gracie technically survived the first round with Siphavong-Miller, who delivered a series of vicious ground-and-pound strikes. However, the ringside doctor called the fight before the start of the second round after Gracie was determined to be too woozy to continue.
Siphavong-Miller thanked his family and celebrated with teammate Cass Bell and trainer John Thompson from the ring following the match.
Bell was scheduled to fight on the same undercard on Friday. However, the veteran fighter announced last month that he had to pull out of the fight “due to injuries and family issues.”
Following in the footsteps of Bell, who won his first five Bellator bouts, Siphavong-Miller now has a perfect professional record of 3-0.
Humboldt’s Cosce brothers also have upcoming pro fights in the UFC.
Louis Cosce was set to enter the octagon against Preston Parsons this Saturday for UFC Fight Night. However, Cosce announced on social media today that he will not be competing after testing positive for COVID-19.
“Disappointed to say I will not be competing next weekend, this last week was pretty rough trying to push through training,” Cosce wrote. “I caught a fever Friday night and then tested positive for Covid Saturday morning. I can honestly say this was the best shape I have ever been in prior to a fight was looking forward to fighting again, bummed to say the least. Thanks to everyone for the support over the years. I’ll be back in the gym as soon as this passes, looking for a new fight date. Much love and Happy Easter.”
His brother Orion Cosce, meanwhile, announced a new date for his previously canceled fight against Mike Mathetha yesterday.
After dropping out of his original matchup with Mathetha in February due to COVID-19, Orion Cosce will reportedly now fight Mathetha at UFC 275 in Singapore on June 11.