Featherweight Goiti Yamauchi will be returning to the Bellator cage on Friday night for the first time in 13 months when he meets Isao Kobayashi on the main card of Bellator 144 on Spike TV.

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Yamauchi (18-2) enters this fight with victories in his last two fights and will be seeking his fifth win in the Bellator cage.

During last week’s The MMA Report Live, Yamauchi joined the show to discuss his upcoming fight against Kobayashi. In addition to talking about his fight on Friday, he discussed why he feels more confident now¬†and a potential bout with current Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull.