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Now at heavyweight, Linton Vassell looking forward to potential rematch with Ryan Bader

Linton Vassell would love to get a rematch with Ryan Bader someday.
Just his luck, Bader happens to hold the title in the division that Vassell will be making his debut …read more

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Daily Debate results: Who is Bellator's next best candidate to be a dual champ?

Bellator got its first simultaneous two-division champion in January when Ryan Bader made history.
Bader won the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix tournament, which came with the overall heavyweight title as the …read more

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Matt Mitrione not a fan of champ-champ fights: ‘It muddies the waters’

Nothing personal, Ryan Bader, but Matt Mitrione isn’t a fan of the “champ-champ” concept. Nor was he super into the idea of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix in the first …read more

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Posted on March 10, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Ryan Bader Responds to Cheick Kongo’s Threat

After being victorious against former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 216 last Saturday, Cheick Kongo made one thing clear and one thing only: Ryan Bader must relinquish the …read more

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Bellator Planning Featherweight Tournament

Bellator MMA is in the middle of its welterweight tournament, and just recently saw Ryan Bader become the promotion’s first-ever “champ-champ” by winning the heavyweight Grand Prix after knocking out …read more

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Cheick Kongo and Ryan Bader get heated over potential title fight

When Cheick Kongo handed former Bellator champ Vitaly Minakov his first loss on the main card of Bellator 216 on Saturday night, he earned himself a shot a reigning Bellator …read more

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Cheick Kongo sends ominous threat to Bellator heavyweight champ Ryan Bader

Cheick Kongo is now the number-one contender in the Bellator heavyweight division. The hulking Frenchman earned that honor with a workmanlike defeat of the formerly undefeated former champ Vitaly Minakov …read more

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Morning Report: Scott Coker says Bellator is considering a featherweight Grand Prix for October

Buckle up because it looks like Bellator has some big Grand Prix plans in the future.
Last month, Bellator’s first Grand Prix came to a conclusion when Ryan Bader knocked out …read more

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Roy Nelson says Mirko Cro Cop has ‘doctors’ that make him ‘better and stronger’

NEW YORK — At Bellator 216 media day, Roy Nelson discusses his rematch with Mirko Cro Cop, Cro Cop’s “doctors,” Ryan Bader winning the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix and …read more

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Bellator Plans to Hold At Least One Grand Prix Tournament Every Year Going Forward

Bellator MMA is going all in for the Grand Prix tournaments.
Following a successful heavyweight Grand Prix that crowned a new champion in Ryan Bader, Bellator is currently in the middle …read more

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Matt Mitrione makes peace with Ryan Bader winning Bellator heavyweight grand prix

NEW YORK – It was hard for Matt Mitrione to conceal his frustration at getting smothered by Ryan Bader en route to a loss in the semifinals of the Bellator …read more

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Coach: Bader has a ‘great chance’ of finishing Cormier

The coach of Ryan Bader, Jair Lourenco, believes the two-weight Bellator world champion has a ‘great chance’ of finishing Daniel Cormier in a five-round fight. Ryan Bader’s coach, Jair Lourenco, …read more

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Coach confident Ryan Bader could finish Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier recently became the first fighter in UFC history to wear the light heavyweight and heavyweight titles concurrently, first capturing the vacant belt with a defeat of Anthony Johnson, …read more

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Ryan Bader’s Coach Believes he Could Finish Daniel Cormier

Bellator light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Ryan Bader has been interesting in fighting UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for the past few years. There is some history between these two …read more

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Bellator 214 update - ‘Fedor vs Bader’ tops out at 1.5 million viewers

Bellator 214 “Fedor vs. Bader” happened January 26, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Thanks to a well timed lead left hook, Ryan Bader destroyed Fedor Emelianenko and became …read more

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Lots of questions come out of Bellator’s first major 2019 show

Bellator’s first big show of the year was built around four names: Ryan Bader, Fedor Emelianenko, Aaron Pico, and Jake Hager.
The four combined for less than four minutes of …read more

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Rewind: Bellator 214

After Bellator 214, MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon takes a look back at the card from Inglewood, Calif., including Ryan Bader knocking out Fedor Emelianenko to become Bellator heavyweight champion …read more

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Bellator champ-champ status comes at perfect time for Ryan Bader

As far has his MMA career goes, there’s never been a better time than the present for Ryan Bader.
Bader, now the first double champion in Bellator history, is riding high …read more

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Posted on January 30, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2847 with Ryan Bader, Henry Corrales, Bec Rawlings, Joe Riggs

Stream or download Tuesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Ryan Bader, Henry Corrales, Bec Rawlings and Joe Riggs.
Bellator dual champ Bader called in to recap his experience winning the …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings, Jan. 29: How far did Ryan Bader climb up P4P list?

Ryan Bader made history this past Saturday night – but how far did it catapult him up the most important rankings list in the sport?
Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) needed …read more

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Bellator 214 Early Ratings Are In ...

Bellator 214:“Fedor vs. Bader” took place January 26, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The main event saw Ryan Bader destroy Fedor Emelianenko (watch it) to win the Heavyweight …read more

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Ryan Bader Believes He’s One Of P4P Best In MMA

This past weekend (Sat. January 26, 2019) Ryan Bader picked up one of the biggest victories of his career. The Bellator light heavyweight champion defeated Fedor Emelianenko to capture the …read more

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Daily Debate results: With dual titles, where does Ryan Bader rank pound-for-pound?

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If you asked the oddsmakers, it was expected, and on Saturday it became official: Ryan Bader is a two-division …read more

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Did Hendo Ruin Fedor’s Chin Back In 2011?

Blame Dan Henderson?
Former PRIDE Fighting Championship heavyweight champion, Fedor Emelianenko, was knocked out by Ryan Bader at the Bellator 214 event last weekend in Inglewood, Calif., in just 35 seconds …read more

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MMA Squared: Darth Bader defeats the Emperor and escapes the shadow of the (UFC) empire

Fedor Emelianenko’s failed attempt at a fairytale ending to his career was foiled. But on the other side of the coin, Ryan Bader has pulled off one of the most …read more

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Posted on January 29, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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So how good is Ryan Bader really, and how much should he care what we think?

You almost can’t blame Scott Coker for getting a little carried away. Standing in front of reporters after the conclusion of his heavyweight grand prix, the Bellator president heaped praise …read more

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Bellator Will Give Ryan Bader Leeway To Defend Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Titles

Bellator MMA crowned its first-ever “Champ Champ” over the weekend. Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko to win the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament. With the victory, Bader is the new …read more

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Coker: I think Bader is ‘top two or three’ P4P fighter

Bellator president Scott Coker ranks two-division champion Ryan Bader among the top pound-for-pound fighters in all of MMA. On Saturday night, Ryan Bader made history inside the Bellator MMA cage. …read more

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Ryan Bader believes Bellator grand prix win solidifies him as 'one of the best pound-for-pound'

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Some nights are good. Some nights are great. But they might need to come up with a new word to describe the type of night that Ryan …read more

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Posted on January 28, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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Bader open to champ-champ-champ-champ fight with Cormier

Ryan Bader is interested in a cross-promotion fight with old foe and current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Ryan Bader, who became Bellator’s first two-weight world champion this past weekend, …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko Addresses Fans Following Bellator 214 Loss

Fedor Emelianenko has issued a statement following his knockout loss at the hands of Ryan Bader. Emelianenko went one-on-one with Bader in the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko issues statement after KO loss to Ryan Bader

Fedor Emelianenko had the chance to make history on Saturday night, as he battled Ryan Bader in a bid to become the Bellator heavyweight champion in the Bellator 214 main …read more

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Fedor releases statement after 35-second loss to Bader

MMA veteran and legend Fedor Emelianenko gives an update on his health status after being knocked out by Ryan Bader at Bellator 214 on Saturday. Particularly throughout the first decade …read more

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Fedor Releases Statement on Health Following Brutal Bellator 214 Knockout Loss

Fedor Emelianenko on Sunday provided a brief update on his health following his devastating knockout loss to Ryan Bader on Saturday.
Fedor went into the Bellator 214 headlining bout looking to …read more

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Posted on January 28, 2019, 6:16 am By
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Watch Ryan Bader’s Devastating KO of Fedor! (Bellator 214 Main Card Highlights)

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Ryan Bader sent a wave through mixed martial arts history at Bellator 214, where he knocked out the legendary Fedor Emelianenko en route to adding the …read more

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Fedor Reflects On Knockout Loss To Bader

Fedor Emelianenko’s run through the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix came to a crashing halt last night (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) after Ryan Bader knocked him out in just 35 seconds …read more

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Posted on January 27, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Fedor Emelianenko provides health update after KO loss to Ryan Bader at Bellator 214

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Fedor Emelianenko thanked his supporters in his first post-fight comments after a rough knockout loss to Ryan Bader on …read more

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Bellator 214 post-event facts: Ryan Bader is Bellator's first champ-champ

Bellator kicked off its 2019 campaign Saturday with Bellator 214, which took place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The main card aired on Paramount and streamed on DAZN following …read more

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Posted on January 27, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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Coker: Bellator Champ Champs Can Defend Both

On Saturday night, Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader won the heavyweight strap off a quick KO of Fedor Emelianenko, becoming the first Bellator double champ. And while the UFC …read more

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Scott Coker says Ryan Bader will get some ‘leeway’ as two-division champion

Ryan Bader now owns the Bellator light heavyweight heavyweight titles. He earned the former with a defeat of Phil Davis last year, and the latter with a Saturday night, Bellator …read more

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Chael Sonnen calls out Ryan Bader, deletes Tweet

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 214, Ryan Bader became Bellator’s first two-division champion by knocking out Fedor Emelianenko to capture the heavyweight strap. At present, it’s not …read more

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Ryan Bader addresses potential fight with fellow champ-champ Daniel Cormier

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 214, light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader became Bellator’s first two-division titleholder, knocking out Fedor Emelianenko in less than a minute to capture …read more

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Scott Coker will give Bellator double champ Ryan Bader leeway to defend both belts

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Ryan Bader could be the first simultaneous two-division champion in MMA to be afforded a realistic …read more

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Ryan Bader foresaw ‘moment’ he would KO Fedor Emelianenko in lead-up to Bellator 214

Ryan Bader wasn’t surprised by what happened on Saturday night.
The reigning Bellator light heavyweight champion made history at Bellator 214 by knocking out MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko in just 35 …read more

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Video recap: Bader KOs Fedor, becomes two-division champ

In the Bellator 214 main event, Ryan Bader won the vacant Bellator heavyweight title in the grand prix final with a quick knockout of MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko. Ryan Bader …read more

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Chael Sonnen challenges Bellator champ Ryan Bader: 'Quit calling out bums'

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Chael Sonnen is calling for a shot at double champion Ryan Bader after Bellator 214.
Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) became the first simultaneous two-division titleholder …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader full fight video highlights

Watch Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader full fight video highlights from Bellator 214’s main event above, courtesy of Bellator.
Bellator 214 took place Jan. 26 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. …read more

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Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader results and post-fight analysis

Mookie Alexander recaps Bellator MMA’s first event of 2019, which featured Ryan Bader’s quick and brutal KO of Fedor Emelianenko to win the Bellator heavyweight title. Well that was quick, …read more

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Ryan Bader Demolishes Fedor Emelianenko in 35 Seconds, Wins Bellator Heavyweight Title

The next time you see Ryan Bader, make sure to call him champ-champ.
On Saturday night in California, Bader capped off the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix with a lightning quick 35-second …read more

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Posted on January 27, 2019, 5:16 am By
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Video: Ryan Bader KO’s Fedor Emelianenko in 37 seconds

Check out the full fight video highlights of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader from the Bellator 214 main event. Bellator 214 crowned a new 265 pound champion when Ryan Bader …read more

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Ryan Bader knocks out Fedor Emelianenko, becomes double champ at Bellator 214

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — It took a year to get from the start of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, and just 35 seconds to finish it.
The latter was how long it …read more

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Fighters react after Ryan Bader KO’s Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 214

The Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Final went down this evening in Los Angeles, as Fedor Emelianenko squared off with Ryan Bader at Bellator 214.

The former PRIDE FC champion, Fedor, was …read more

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Highlights! Bader Ends Fedor In 35 Seconds At Bellator 214

Reigning Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader pulled off the biggest win of his MMA career last night (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) at Bellator 214 live on Paramount and DAZN …read more

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Bellator 214 Results: Ryan Bader KO’s Fedor Emelianenko (VIDEO)

The Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Final took place tonight in Los Angeles, as Fedor Emelianenko squared off with Ryan Bader at Bellator 214.

The former PRIDE champion, Fedor Emelianenko, advanced to …read more

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Bellator 214 results: Ryan Bader destroys Fedor Emelianenko, claims second title

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Ryan Bader is now the first man in Bellator history to simultaneously carry titles in two divisions after a devastating finish of Fedor Emelianenko.
The heavyweight title bout …read more

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Bellator 214 live blog: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader

This is the Bellator 214 live blog for Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader, a heavyweight fight at Saturday’s Bellator event at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Emelianenko, who has won four …read more

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Ryan Bader: ‘Fedor Has a Country on His Back, but He’s Coming into My Country’

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Fedor Emelianenko is MMA. Fedor has a mystique about him.”
Those words came from the mouth of Ryan Bader, current Bellator light heavyweight champion. So it’s clear that he …read more

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Coker: Bader Could Defend Two Titles If He Beats Fedor

Reigning Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will try to pull off a huge career feat later tonight (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) at Bellator 214 from Inglewood, Calif., as …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Bellator 214 main event breakdown: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader

Champ-champs are all the rage in modern-day mixed martial arts, and Ryan Bader makes his bid to join the esteemed group at Bellator 214 when he takes on the legendary …read more

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Bellator 214 odds: Bader favored to finish Fedor

Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s Bellator 214 main card, where Ryan Bader is favored to beat Fedor Emelianenko inside the distance in the heavyweight GP finals main event. …read more

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Bellator 214: Pros predict Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader

LOS ANGELES — Respect for Fedor Emelianenko runs so deep in the mixed martial arts community that even a fellow former world champion hesitates to pick against him.
Former UFC lightweight …read more

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Bellator 214 start time, TV schedule for Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader

The Bellator 214 start time, TV schedule for the Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader fight card at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday night. The fight card is broken …read more

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Here’s All The Ways To Watch ‘Fedor Vs. Bader’ Tonight

It all goes down TONIGHT (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) at Bellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader” from inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., as Light Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader faces former …read more

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