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Ryan Bader discusses upcoming showdown with Fedor Emelianenko: ‘It’s kind of surreal’

Over the weekend, Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko both won their Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinal bouts, defeating Matt Mitrione and Chael Sonnen respectively. With these wins, the pair will …read more

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Daniel Cormier Shares His Thoughts On Fighting Bellator Champ Bader

On Friday night at Bellator 207, Ryan Bader rode Matt Mitrione like a pony (Mitrione’s description, not ours) right into the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finals. The winner not only …read more

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Heavyweight Grand Prix Finalist Ryan Bader: ‘I Haven’t Been Hit This Whole Tournament’

Ryan Bader is now a finalist in Bellator’s stacked heavyweight Grand Prix after dominating Matt Mitrione for three grueling rounds on Friday night at Bellator 207. …read more

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Ryan Bader Believes He Beats Daniel Cormier Now

Last night (Fri. October 12, 2018) Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader advanced in the Grand Prix Heavyweight tournament. He did this be dominating Matt Mitrione in the main …read more

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Bellator 207 Video Highlights: Bader Cruises, ‘Big Country’ Stumbles

Bellator 207 (see results here) didn’t end well for Matt Mitrione or Roy Nelson. Last night (Oct. 12), Bellator 207 took place inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. …read more

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Bellator 207 Fight Highlights: Ryan Bader Punches Ticket to Heavyweight Final

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Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader punched his ticket to the Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals by dominating fellow UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in the Bellator 207 …read more

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Bellator 207 video highlights: Bader punches ticket, alternates make waves

Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader is looking more and more like a menacing heavyweight, as well.
Bader (26-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) used his wrestling advantage to stifle Matt Mitrione (13-6 …read more

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Matt Mitrione on loss to Ryan Bader: 'That mother(expletive) just rode me like a pony'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Matt Mitrione said prior to Bellator 207 that he put himself through his most difficult training camp to date to prepare for Ryan Bader’s wrestling. Unfortunately, it …read more

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Ryan Bader dismisses critics of Bellator 207 win, wants Fedor Emelianenko in final

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Ryan Bader is unconcerned about any criticisms coming out of his dominant victory over Matt Mitrione in the Bellator 207 main event.
Bader (26-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) produced …read more

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Ryan Bader wants Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator tourney final, makes case for spot on pound-for-pound list

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After his win over Matt Mitrione in the main event of Bellator 207 at Mohegan Sun, Ryan Bader discusses his advancement to the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand …read more

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Bellator 207 highlights

With Bellator 207 in the books, check out Ryan Bader’s big win over Matt Mitrione and the rest of the highlights from Friday’s card.
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Ryan Bader overwhelms Matt Mitrione, reaches Heavyweight Grand Prix final

One half of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix is set.
On Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., Ryan Bader punched his ticket to the heavyweight tournament final, …read more

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Bader dominates Mitrione in Bellator semifinal

Ryan Bader continuously took Matt Mitrione to the mat and dominated on the ground to win by unanimous decision. …read more

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Bellator 207 in Tweets: Pros react to Ryan Bader’s dominant win over Matt Mitrione

Ryan Bader might not be the largest competitor in the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix, but he was the big man on campus on Friday.
The reigning light heavyweight champion made …read more

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Ryan Bader mauls Matt Mitrione in Bellator semifinal

Ryan Bader mauls Matt Mitrione in Bellator semifinal …read more

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Bellator 207 results: Bader dominates Mitrione, Nelson KO’d by Kharitonov

Check out the results and highlights from Bellator 207, including Ryan Bader dominated Matt Mitrione for three-straight rounds in the main event. Bellator 207 is in the books and the …read more

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Twitter reacts to Ryan Bader's win over Matt Mitrione to advance to tourney finals at Bellator 207

Ryan Bader became the first fighter to punch his ticket to the Bellator heavyweight grand prix final when he defeated Matt Mitrione in Friday’s Bellator 207 headliner.
Bader (26-5 MMA, 4-0 …read more

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Bellator 207 results: Ryan Bader mauls Matt Mitrione, advances to grand prix finals

Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (26-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) moved one step closer to claiming the promotion’s heavyweight title, using a devastating wrestling attack to whitewash Matt Mitrione (13-6 …read more

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Bellator 207 live blog: Mitrione vs. Bader

This is the Bellator 207 live blog for Matt Mitrione vs. Ryan Bader, a heavyweight bout at Friday’s Bellator event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Mitrione, winner of four straight, …read more

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Bellator 207 – Live Results

Bellator 207 goes down live tonight from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event Matt Mitrione takes on Ryan Bader in a Heavyweight Grand-Prix Semi-Final. Also …read more

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Bellator 207: Countdown – Ryan Bader vs. Matt Mitrione: Episode 2

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With the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals upon us, we continued the countdown for Mitrione vs. Bader. Light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and veteran heavyweight Matt Mitrione prepare …read more

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Bellator 207: Mitrione vs. Bader fight card preview

Here’s the breakdown for Saturday’s Bellator 206 main card, including HW GP matchup Ryan Bader vs. Matt Mitrione in the main event. Bellator 207 is set to kick off …read more

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Bellator 207 predictions

At Bellator 207, the promotion moves one step closer to crowning a new heavyweight champion.
Matt Mitrione and light heayvweight champion Ryan Bader face off in Friday’s main event for the …read more

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Matt Mitrione says Khabib vs. McGregor brawl reinforces ‘neanderthal’ stigma against MMA fighters

NEW YORK — At Bellator 207 open workouts, Matt Mitrione discusses his grand prix semifinals fight with Ryan Bader on Friday, the possibility of sparring with Chael Sonnen verbally if …read more

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Bellator 207 ceremonial weigh-ins video, photos: Friends become foes

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Matt Mitrione (13-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) and Ryan Bader (25-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) may consider each other friends, but don’t expect that to affect the intensity of …read more

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'Bellator 207 Countdown,' No. 2: Mitrione just 'a good haircut and a pretty face?'

Bellator MMA’s heavyweight grand prix continues this week, and the promotion is rolling out a series previewing the highly anticipated matchup between Matt Mitrione and Ryan Bader.
Light heavyweight champion Bader …read more

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Chael Sonnen breaks down 'nerd' Fedor's mystique, why Mitrione is right: 'Heavyweights suck'

NEW YORK – Matt Mitrione believes the possibility of Ryan Bader and Chael Sonnen being finalists of the heavyweight grand prix would be a discredit to the whole division.
Sonnen, who …read more

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Bellator 207: Countdown – Ryan Bader vs. Matt Mitrione: Episode 1

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The countdown for Mitrione vs. Bader starts now! Light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and veteran heavyweight Matt Mitrione prepare for the Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals this Friday, Oct. …read more

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Bellator 207 Weigh-In Results: Ryan Bader Gives Up 25 Pounds to Matt Mitrione

The next fight in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix is official after Ryan Bader and Matt Mitrione both stepped on the scales Thursday morning for the weigh-ins.
Bader, who is the …read more

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Daily Debate results: Who do you think will advance to the Bellator heavyweight grand prix final?

The moments are just about upon us, and we’ll soon know who will be fighting for Bellator’s heavyweight title.
In the first semifinal Friday, Matt Mitrione (13-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) takes …read more

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Ryan Bader Knows He’s the Worst Possible Matchup for Matt Mitrione in the Bellator Grand Prix

When the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix lineup was announced, Ryan Bader was one of the more surprising entries considering he’s spent his entire fighting career competing at 205 pounds.
In fact, …read more

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Matt Mitrione says Ryan Bader is great at ‘almost boring’ style that leads to opponents ‘getting pregnant’

NEW YORK — At Bellator 207 open workouts, Matt Mitrione discusses his fight with Ryan Bader in the heavyweight grand prix semifinals, Bader’s “boring” style, who he wants to fight …read more

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Ryan Bader talks ‘shallow’ UFC light heavyweight division, ‘dream’ scenario with Bellator

NEW YORK — At the Bellator 207 open workouts, Ryan Bader discusses his fight Matt Mitrione in the heavyweight grand prix semifinals, the state of the UFC light heavyweight division, …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko explains why he has never let an opponent ‘offend’ him

NEW YORK — At Bellator 208 open workouts, Fedor Emelianenko discusses his grand prix semifinals fight with Chael Sonnen, the possibility of a rematch with Matt Mitrione, why it’s important …read more

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Matt Mitrione: A Bader-Sonnen tourney final would discredit Bellator heavyweight division

NEW YORK – Matt Mitrione believes a potential Ryan Bader vs. Chael Sonnen final in the Bellator heavyweight grand prix tournament would be the worst outcome possible.
Mitrione (13-5 MMA, 4-0 …read more

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Bellator 207 Countdown, Episode 1: ‘I’ll touch your punk ass sooner or later’

In the first episode of the Countdown series leading up to Bellator 207 on Oct. 12, Matt Mitrione warns Ryan Bader not to look past him in the Bellator Heavyweight …read more

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Ryan Bader Says He Added 10 Pounds of Lean Muscle for Bellator Heavyweight Tourney

Ryan Bader is set to continue his run in the heavyweight grand prix when he meets Matt Mitrione at Bellator 207 on Friday in a fight that many think will …read more

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Bellator heavyweight tournament semifinalists not down with UFC 229 post-fight melee

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Bellator heavyweight Matt Mitrione isn’t just facing Ryan Bader for the right to advance in the promotion’s heavyweight grand …read more

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Bellator 207 pre-event facts: Matt Mitrione, Ryan Bader facing first Bellator loss

Bellator action returns this weekend with an event doubleheader that will see the heavyweight grand prix tournament semifinals unfold over consecutive nights. Bellator 207, which takes place Friday at Mohegan …read more

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Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Media Call: Fedor, Chael Sonnen, Ryan Bader and Matt Mitrione

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Ahead of their Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinal bouts, Fedor Emelianenko, Chael Sonnen, Ryan Bader, and Matt Mitrione fielded questions from the media. …read more

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'Bellator 207 Countdown,' No. 1: Mitrione says Bader will sleep if he looks ahead

Bellator MMA’s heavyweight grand prix continues this week, and the promotion is rolling out a series previewing the highly anticipated matchup between Matt Mitrione and Ryan Bader.
Light heavyweight champion Bader …read more

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Bellator heavyweight tournament final set for Los Angeles in January

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Bellator’s next heavyweight champion will be crowned in the “City of Angels.”
Bellator President Scott Coker today told the Los Angeles Times the winners of …read more

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Latest Bellator 207 fight card, rumors for ‘Mitrione vs Bader’ on Oct. 12 in Uncasville

Event: Bellator 207: “Mitrione vs. Bader”Date: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, on Paramount NetworkLocation: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut
Bellator 207 Main Event:
265 lbs.: Matt Mitrione (13-5) vs. Ryan Bader (25-5)
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Why Matt Mitrione is happy Ryan Bader 'feels so confident' for Bellator grand prix semifinal

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What seems to be the likely game plan for Ryan Bader heading into his fight with Matt Mitrione is to grind out a win. …read more

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