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Cheick Kongo opens up on controversial Ryan Bader fight

Cheick Kongo was fighting for the heavyweight title against Ryan Bader in the main event of Bellator 226. It was a chance for the 44-year-old Frenchman to win a major …read more

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Ryan Bader Offers Proof He Didn’t Eye-Poke Cheick Kongo

Ryan Bader believes that Cheick Kongo quit during their Bellator 226 main event, and he wants the world to see the evidence. The official result of Ryan Bader and Cheick …read more

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Bellator 226 salaries: Victorious Emmanuel Sanchez earns top payday

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 226.
This stacked card was topped by a heavyweight title fight between reigning champ Ryan Bader and Bellator staple Cheick …read more

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Bellator 226 post-event facts: Even without win, Ryan Bader makes history

The first half of Bellator’s featherweight grand prix opening round went down on Saturday with Bellator 226. SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., hosted the event, which streamed on DAZN …read more

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Ryan Bader believes Cheick Kongo used the eye poke to get out of the fight

Ryan Bader was looking for the first title defense of his heavyweight belt when he took on Cheick Kongo in the main event of Bellator 226.
Yet, he did not get …read more

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Video: Rampage storms Bellator cage and tries to attack Ryan Bader

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Watch Rampage Jackson try to attack Ryan Bader at Bellator 226. Things kicked off last night at Bellator 226 after an anti-climatic main event …read more

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Quinton Jackson Calls Ryan Bader A ‘Coward’ Following Bellator 226

Quinton Jackson isn’t happy with the ending to Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo. Last night (Sept. 7), Bader put his Bellator heavyweight title on the line against Kongo. The bout …read more

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Ryan Bader gives his side of Bellator 226 near-brawl with 'Rampage' Jackson

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader can’t say Quinton Jackson is anywhere near the top of the list of fighters he desires to face …read more

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Ryan Bader claims Cheick Kongo ‘took easy way out,’ open to fighting ‘Rampage’ after confrontation

Ryan Bader wrestles Cheick Kongo to the ground in the main event of Bellator 226 on Saturday in San Jose, Calif. | Bellator MMA

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After …read more

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Bellator 226 video highlights: Was the Bader-Kongo eye poke legit? You be the judge

Bellator 226 went down Saturday night, but not without controversy.
In the main event, Bellator dual champion Ryan Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) retained his heavyweight belt against Cheick Kongo (30-10-2 …read more

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PHOTO | See Cheick Kongo’s eye after No Contest ending at Bellator 226

Cheick Kongo’s teammate Quinton “Rampage” Jackson posted a picture of his teammate’s injured eye following a disappointing conclusion to Bellator 226.
Kongo’s fight against Ryan Bader ended with a No Contest …read more

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Quinton Jackson goes off on ‘coward’ Ryan Bader following Bellator 226 scuffle

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson took to social media to criticize Ryan Bader for the way his fight ended against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226.
The fight ended in the first round after …read more

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VIDEO | Rampage Jackson and Ryan Bader nearly brawl at Bellator 226

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader nearly got into a brawl following a disappointing end to Saturday night’s Bellator 226 event.
With the Bellator heavyweight championship on the line, Bader and …read more

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Posted on September 8, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Ryan Bader believes eye poke of Chieck Kongo actually landed on his nose

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ryan Bader was understandably frustrated when Bellator 226 main event heavyweight title defense against Cheick Kongo, a bout which he was winning handily, ended with a …read more

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Scott Coker lukewarm on immediate rematch for Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator President Scott Coker didn’t commit to an immediate rematch between Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo despite a no contest at Bellator 226.
Coker called the fight …read more

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Pros react to Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226

Ryan Bader put his heavyweight title on the line against Cheick Kongo in the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 226 event in San Jose.
Bader (27-5 MMA) had captured the promotions vacant …read more

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Bellator 226 results: Ryan Bader’s first heavyweight title defense ruled a no-contest

Bellator’s champ-champ, Ryan Bader stepped into the cage at Bellator 226 in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday night, looking to make the first defense of his heavyweight championship. He didn’t …read more

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'Rampage' Jackson and Ryan Bader nearly brawl after Bellator 226 headliner

A controversial ending at Bellator 226 nearly led to an unscheduled fight on air.
Moments after a no contest was declared in a heavyweight title bout between two-division champ Ryan Bader …read more

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Bellator 226 results: Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo ruled no-contest after eye poke

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator champ-champ Ryan Bader was off to a fine start in his heavyweight title defense against Cheick Kongo on Saturday night.
But while Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 …read more

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Bellator 226 Results: Bader vs. Kongo ends in no-contest after accidental eye poke

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At Bellator 226, the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix got off to a great start. Ryan Bader’s heavyweight title reign, not so much.
On Saturday night at the SAP …read more

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Bader talks Bellator 226, being underrated, Miocic

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Bellator double champion Ryan Bader believes some fans still overlook him, but he has no problem with that. With two belts around his waist, there’s …read more

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Posted on September 7, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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Bellator 226 ceremonial weigh-in video highlights

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator 226 ceremonial weigh-ins took place Friday, and MMA Junkie was on the scene for the proceedings.
In the main event, Bellator dual champion Ryan Bader will …read more

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Cheick Kongo shoves Ryan Bader at Bellator 226 weigh-ins (VIDEO)

Cheick Kongo has won eight fights in a row heading into his heavyweight title opportunity against Ryan Bader at Bellator 226, yet has stayed relatively under the radar. That …read more

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Video! Kongo Shoves Bader At Bellator 226 Weigh Ins

Before Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and veteran contender Cheick Kongo meet for the title tomorrow night (Sat., Sept. 7, 2019) at Bellator 226 live on DAZN from inside SAP …read more

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Ryan Bader hopes to win another world title after facing Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226

Ryan Bader | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two world championships aren’t enough for Ryan Bader.
After winning both the Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight titles, the former UFC contender has …read more

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Bellator 226 faceoff video: Whoa, Cheick Kongo shoved Ryan Bader.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A switch apparently has been turned on for Cheick Kongo.
Earlier this week, Kongo told MMA Junkie that he knows he must hurt heavyweight champion Ryan Bader …read more

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Campos Out To ‘Break’ Straus In San Jose

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Bellator 226: “Bader vs. Kongo” airs from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Sat., Sept. 7, 2019. In the main event, Ryan Bader (27-5) …read more

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Posted on September 6, 2019, 9:46 pm By
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Bellator 226 predictions: Can Cheick Kongo spoil Ryan Bader's ongoing champ-champ party?

Bader
vs.
Kongo
Campos
vs.
Straus
Borics
vs.
Curran
Claxton
vs.
Sanchez
Carvalho
vs.
Sicilia
Bolanos
vs.
Carey

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2019: 147-74 (67%)

Bader
(72%)

Straus
(81%)

Borics
(53%)

Sanchez
(60%)

Carvalho
(61%)

Bolanos
(83%)

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2019: 55-19 (74%)

Bader

Campos

Borics

Sanchez

Sicilia

Bolanos

Simon Head
@simonhead
2019: 57-22 (72%)

Bader

Straus

Borics

Sanchez

Carvalho

Bolanos

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2019: 152-69 (69%)

Bader

Straus

Borics

Claxton

Carvalho

Bolanos

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2019: 151-70 (68%)

Bader

Campos

Borics

Claxton

Sicilia

Bolanos

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2019: 147-74 (67%)

Bader

Straus

Borics

Sanchez

Sicilia

Bolanos

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2019: 45-23 (66%)

Bader

Campos

Borics

Sanchez

Carvalho

Bolanos

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2019: 144-77 (65%)
2018 Champion

Bader

Campos

Borics

Claxton

Carvalho

Bolanos

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2019: …read more

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Bellator 226 official weigh-in highlights: Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo set for title headliner

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Bellator 226 official weigh-ins are in the books, and the headliners are official for Saturday.
In the main event, heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 …read more

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Bellator 226 | Pro fighters make their picks for Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo title fight

In the main event of Bellator 226, Ryan Bader looks to defend his heavyweight title for the first time when he takes on Cheick Kongo. The champion is currently a …read more

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What to watch for at Bellator 226

Bellator 226 caps a busy Saturday in the world of MMA, with Ryan Bader set to defend his heavyweight title against Cheick Kongo in the main event and the start …read more

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Bellator dual champ Ryan Bader targets more challenges, including Rizin heavyweight title

(Editor’s note: This story first published in Friday’s print edition of USA TODAY.)
After spending a career campaigning as a light heavyweight, two-division Bellator champion Ryan Bader admits his achievements as …read more

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Posted on September 6, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Cheick Kongo makes it clear: I need to hurt Ryan Bader for Bellator 226 win

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator heavyweight title challenger Cheick Kongo is a striking technician who’s added wrestling to his game.
But to beat two-division champion Ryan Bader, Kongo said he needs …read more

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Bellator dual champ Ryan Bader would rather not 'yo-yo every single fight' between divisions

SAN JOSE, Calif. – For two-division Bellator champion Ryan Bader, a heavyweight title defense was the perfect segue after his win in the promotion’s big-man grand prix.
What Bader wants to …read more

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Posted on September 5, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Cheick Kongo expects a wrestling heavy approach from Ryan Bader

Cheick Kongo | Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports

Kongo challenges Ryan Bader for the Bellator heavyweight title from the SAP center on Saturday night. In a career spanning 18 years …read more

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Adam Borics idolized ‘The Iceman’ growing up, wants to meet a ‘Mercenary’ in the finals

Bellator 226 “Bader vs. Kongo” emanates from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Sat., Sept. 7, 2019. Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (27-5) defends that belt for the first time …read more

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Video: Bader gets slapped as prank war escalates

Photo: Twitter/Ryan Bader

Bellator light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Ryan Bader is getting a taste of his own medicine. Ryan Bader may be preparing to battle Cheick Kong at …read more

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Ryan Bader reveals Bellator reached out to UFC for cross-promotional fight with Daniel Cormier

When Ryan Bader was in the UFC, Daniel Cormier called him the easiest fight in the light heavyweight division. Yet, a fight between the two never came to fruition and …read more

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Cheick Kongo Believes a KO of Ryan Bader Will Prove Him The Best Heavyweight In The World

Cheick Kongo is hoping to knock out Bellator MMA dual-division champion Ryan Bader on Saturday night and cement himself as the best heavyweight in the world. …read more

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Ryan Bader agrees with Scott Coker that he is the best heavyweight in the sport 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator two-division champion Ryan Bader will never be mistaken for a braggart touting his resume but he’s also not going to back down from calling …read more

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Posted on September 3, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Cheick Kongo Says Win Over Ryan Bader Makes Him Best Heavyweight In The World

Cheick Kongo believes he can solidify his status among the top heavyweights today if he can beat Ryan Bader. On Sept. 7, Kongo will challenge Bader for the Bellator heavyweight …read more

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Posted on September 2, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Bellator 226: Make your predictions for Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo, featherweight tournament

We want your predictions for Saturday’s Bellator 226 event in San Jose, Calif.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each …read more

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The Weekly Grind: Jorge Masvidal gives inspiring speech to Miami Hurricanes, Ryan Bader cracks up Steve Harvey in Family Feud

The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour.
As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract …read more

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Mitrione ‘sure as hell’ wants Bader to leave heavyweight division

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Mitrione is making it no secret that he hopes Ryan Bader vacates the Bellator heavyweight title to focus on the 205-pound division. Mitrione knows, …read more

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Ryan Bader’s next Bellator light heavyweight defense could come against Machida vs. Mousasi winner

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — If Bellator has its way, two-division champion Ryan Bader has a busy final stretch of 2019 ahead of him. Already on his …read more

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Scott Coker explains why Ryan Bader would beat Stipe Miocic

Bellator president, Scott Coker took a lot of flak for his recent tweet suggesting Ryan Bader is the best heavyweight in MMA right now.
Most fans and analysts believe Stipe Miocic, …read more

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After training with Ryan Bader, unbeaten Tyrell Fortune seeks breakthrough at Bellator 225

STAMFORD, Conn. – Tyrell Fortune has been somewhat frustrated by his inactive schedule in recent years. However, he said he’s made the most of the six months since his last …read more

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Video: Bellator champ Ryan Bader tases his brother-in-law

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Being married to Ryan Bader’s sister has its downsides. Ryan Bader likes to make life miserable …read more

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Ryan Bader won 'Family Feud' with this answer that had Steve Harvey bustin' up

Ryan Bader’s status as the best heavyweight fighter on the planet might be highly debatable, but when it comes to one-liners under pressure, he might just be the best – …read more

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Bellator chief Scott Coker declares Ryan Bader 'best heavyweight fighter on the planet'

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Bellator president Scott Coker always weighs in at the perfect times.
Not long after Stipe Miocic’s fourth-round finish of Daniel …read more

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