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Video: Did Fedor Emelianenko 'for sure' retire as the MMA heavyweight GOAT?

The remarkable career of Fedor Emelianenko came to an end this past Saturday at Bellator 290, where the former Pride legend was TKO’d in Round 1 by heavyweight champion Ryan …read more

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Ryan Bader hoping to face Francis Ngannou next to prove legitimacy as champion: “To to go out there and beat him, and there’s no question I’m legit”

Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader is hoping that he can share the cage with Francis Ngannou. ‘Darth’ returned over the weekend in the main event of Bellator 290. In the …read more

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Bellator 290 Main Card Attracts More Than 1 Million Viewers to CBS

Bellator MMA’s debut on CBS averaged 1.068 million viewers on Saturday night, according to ShowBuzz Daily. …read more

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Bellator champion Johnny Eblen believes he would beat Alex Pereira “ten times out of ten” in possible fight: “He would have had to start wrestling 10 years ago”

Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen feels good about a fight against Alex Pereira. ‘The Human Cheat Code’ returned to the cage over the weekend in the co-main event of Bellator …read more

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Bellator 290 draws just over 1 million average viewers on CBS

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Bellator 290, the promotion’s first-ever card on CBS, averaged 1.068 million viewers for its two-plus hour broadcast.
The card, which took place at 9 …read more

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Diana Avsaragova apologizes for Bellator 290 weight miss: 'It's totally my fault'

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Diana Avsaragova is not 100 percent satisfied with her return this past Saturday.
The unbeaten Russian prospect is glad she beat former title challenger Alejandra Lara at Bellator …read more

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Chris Gonzalez wants lightweight grand prix alternate spot after TKO of Max Rohskopf at Bellator 290

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Chris Gonzalez hopes he’s considered for an alternate spot in the lightweight grand prix after Bellator 290.
Gonzalez (8-2 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) rallied to take out Max Rohskopf in …read more

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Maria Henderson officially joins husband Benson on Bellator roster: 'It's something we've always hoped for'

Bellator MMA is now a family affair for the Hendersons.
Although Maria Henderson has competed under the promotion’s banner as an amateur in a one-off deal, she wasn’t rostered long-term like …read more

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Bader Earns ‘Eight To Nine’ Times More Now Than In UFC

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A recent report revealed how much each fighter who participated in last weekend’s (Sat., Feb. 4, 2022) Bellator 290 fight card made in …read more

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Ryan Bader hits back at reported payout against Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290: “I wouldn’t be fighting if I was making that”

Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader made much more than reported on Saturday night. ‘Darth’ returned over the weekend at Bellator 290 against Fedor Emelianenko. The bout was actually a rematch …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko At Peace With Retirement Following Bellator 290 Loss

Heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko is pleased with his decision to make Bellator 290 this past weekend his final stand in mixed martial arts. In the headliner of the event, which …read more

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Ryan Bader scoffs at disclosed Bellator 290 pay, says he makes ‘8, 9 times more’ than he did in UFC

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Ryan Bader is doing quite well for himself as the Bellator heavyweight champion, much …read more

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Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Jan. 30-Feb. 5)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize.
But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back.
Each week, we’ll compile …read more

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Bellator 290: Best photos from Inglewood

Check out these photos from Bellator 290, which took place at Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (Photos courtesy of Lucas Noonan, Bellator MMA) …read more

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Josh Thomson responds to backlash over the disclosed fight purses for Bellator 290 fighters: “The is not anywhere near what they really make”

Josh Thomson is responding to the backlash over the disclosed fight purses for Bellator 290 fighters. Bellator 290 took place this past weekend, Saturday, February 4th at the Kia Forum …read more

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Scott Coker on Bellator's CBS debut, Fedor's retirement, Eblen's first title defense, more

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – There’s a lot going on with Bellator these days.
The promotion is coming off one of the biggest events in its history, Bellator 290, which hosted two title …read more

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Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 68, Bellator 290

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UFC Vegas 68 went down last night (Sat., Feb. 4, 2023) inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, …read more

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Brennan Ward wants welterweight title shot or unbeaten Dalton Rosta at middleweight after Bellator 290

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Brennan Ward thinks it’s time he fights for gold.
The Bellator welterweight contender wants to challenge for the title following his most recent win. Ward (17-6 MMA, 12-6 …read more

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Bellator 290 Salaries: Bader, Eblen Top Payroll with $150K Apiece

It was a good night for reigning champions at Bellator 290. …read more

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Bellator Champ Johnny Eblen: ‘I’m the Best Middleweight in the World’

Johnny Eblen wasn’t completely flawless in his first Bellator middleweight title defense — but he was pretty close. …read more

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Watch: Drunk Fan Gets Dragged Out Of Bellator 290

One fan in attendance at Bellator 290 on Saturday might’ve had a few too many alcoholic beverages while cageside for the action. Bellator 290 featured plenty of highlights, including the …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko at peace with decision to retire after Bellator 290 loss

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Most MMA retirements can be taken with a grain of salt, but it seems like the one that happened Saturday is likely to stick.
All-time heavyweight MMA legend …read more

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Ryan Bader felt pressured to finish Fedor Emelianenko again at Bellator 290

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Even with all eyes on his opponent, Ryan Bader knew he had a job to do at Bellator 290.
Bader faced Fedor Emelianenko for …read more

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Bellator 290 post-event facts: Ryan Bader keeps perfect rematch record

The first Bellator event of 2023, Bellator 290, went down Saturday at Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and it marked a monumental occasion for both the promotion and the sport.
In …read more

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Bellator 290 disclosed fight purses: Champions Ryan Bader and Johnny Eblen lead the way

Bellator 290 is in the books and disclosed fighter purses have rolled out. The event was held inside the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. Headlining the show was a Bellator …read more

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Johnny Eblen: I'm the best middleweight in the world after Bellator 290

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Modesty took a back seat to reality Saturday, as far as Johnny Eblen likely is concerned.
Eblen not long ago only was willing to say he was Bellator’s …read more

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Champ Ryan Bader felt pressure to send Fedor Emelianenko into retirement with loss at Bellator 290

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The pressure wasn’t just on Ryan Bader to win Saturday – it was on him to win, and do it memorably.
Heavyweight champion Bader (31-7 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko reacts after suffering TKO loss in retirement fight against Ryan Bader

Fedor Emelianenko took his final bow at Bellator 290, and he has spoken out following his rematch with Ryan Bader. Emelianenko and Bader collided inside the Kia Forum in Inglewood, …read more

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MMA Twitter Reacts To Fedor Emelianenko’s Final Fight At Bellator 290

Heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko fell short in his final MMA fight at Bellator 290 but earned the praise of many around the sport. Emelianenko faced Bellator Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader …read more

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Winners, Loser From Bellator 290 And UFC Vegas 68

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Fans were treated to a mixed martial arts (MMA) twosome last night, as Bellator 290 went down inside Kia Forum in Los Angeles, …read more

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Video: Ryan Bader retires Fedor Emelianenko with TKO

Ryan Bader retired Fedor Emelianenko in the Bellator 290 main event | Bellator MMA

Check out the full fight video highlights of Ryan Bader vs. …read more

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Bellator 290 post-fight press conference video

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The Bellator 290 post-fight press conference will feature all the winners from the main card Saturday night, …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader 2 full fight video highlights

Watch Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader 2 full fight video highlights from the main card of Bellator 290, courtesy of CBS and other outlets.
Bellator 290: Fedor vs. Bader 2 took …read more

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Bellator 290 salaries: Fedor Emelianenko earns $100,000 purse for retirement fight

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Fedor Emelianenko cashed one last six-figure payday in his final MMA fight.
The heavyweight legend earned a $100,000 fight purse for …read more

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Ryan Bader def. Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290: Best photos

Check out these photos from Ryan Bader’s heavyweight title defense against Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290, which took place at Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and aired live on CBS. …read more

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Johnny Eblen def. Anatoly Tokov at Bellator 290: Best photos

Check out these photos from Johnny Eblen’s middleweight title defense against Anatoly Tokov at Bellator 290, which took place at Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and aired live on CBS. …read more

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‘Sad way to go’: Fighters react to Ryan Bader sending Fedor Emelianenko into retirement at Bellator 290

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Fedor Emelianenko went out on his shield.
“The Last Emperor” made his final walkout for a fight on Saturday at Bellator 290 in Inglewood, …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko suffers first-round loss to Ryan Bader in retirement fight in Bellator 290 main event

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Fedor Emelianenko called his shot for the final fight of his legendary career but there was no storybook ending after he fell to …read more

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Fedor mauled in 1st-round TKO loss in final fight

Fedor Emelianenko’s legendary career came to an ugly end Saturday night, when he was brutally finished by Bellator heavyweight champ Ryan Bader in the first round. …read more

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Bellator 290 results: Fedor Emelianenko says farewell after quick loss to Ryan Bader in retirement fight

INGLEWOOD, Calif – Ryan Bader said all week that he didn’t mind being “the bad guy” against Fedor Emelianenko in his retirement fight. A man of his word, he ran …read more

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Bellator 290 salaries: Ryan Bader, Johnny Eblen lead disclosed purses

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Twenty-eight fighters competed Saturday at Bellator 290 with the titleholders leading all disclosed payouts.
California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) executive director Andy Foster released a full list of …read more

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‘MMA will only break your heart’ - Twitter reacts to Fedor retiring on TKO loss

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Ryan Bader finished Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290. On Twitter, pro fighters and pundits reacted to the match. Ryan Bader …read more

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Twitter reacts to Fedor Emelianenko's retirement-fight loss to Ryan Bader at Bellator 290

Fedor Emelianenko failed to achieve the fairytale end to his career on Saturday when he lost his title rematch to Ryan Bader in the Bellator 290 headliner.
Emelianenko (40-7 MMA, 4-3 …read more

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Pros react after Ryan Bader TKO’s Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290

Tonight’s Bellator 290 main event featured a heavyweight title fight rematch between Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader. The MMA legend and arguably greatest heavyweight of all time, Emelianenko (40-7 MMA), …read more

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Ryan Bader stops Fedor Emelianenko in the first at Bellator 290

For the final time, the legendary Fedor Emelianenko made the walk to the cage on Saturday at Bellator 290, taking on heavyweight champion Ryan Bader. The event took place …read more

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Bellator 290 Results: Ryan Bader stops Fedor Emelianenko in Round 1 (Video)

Tonight’s Bellator 290 main event features a heavyweight title fight rematch between Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader. The MMA legend and arguably greatest heavyweight of all time, Emelianenko (40-6 MMA), …read more

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Bellator 290 results: Johnny Eblen grinds out Anatoly Tokov for first middleweight title defense

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Johnny Eblen has picked up the first defense of his Bellator middleweight title.
Eblen (13-0 MMA, 9-0 BMMA) outworked Anatoly Tokov over the course of 25 minutes to …read more

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Bellator 290 live blog: Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko 2

Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko will clash in the Bellator 290 main event Saturday night. | Photo by Amy Kaplan/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Bellator 290 video: Brennan Ward blasts Sabah Homasi with brutal head kick leading to second-round knockout 

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Brennan Ward continued his career resurgence with a highlight reel finish for the first ever Bellator fight on CBS.
After nearly being clobbered in …read more

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Bellator 290 video: Lorenz Larkin destroys Mukhamed Berkhamov with Knockout of the Year-worthy elbow

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Lorenz Larkin made sure there was nothing illegal about his elbow this time.
In a rematch of a Bellator 283 bout that ended in …read more

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Ryan Bader Obliterates Retiring Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator 290 Main Event

Ryan Bader made certain a true all-time great walked off into the sunset empty-handed. …read more

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Bellator 290: Bader vs. Emelianenko 2 Live Results & Highlights

Bellator 290: Bader vs. Emelianenko 2 will take place this Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Kia Forum Arena in Inglewood, California. It will be Bellator’s first event to be aired …read more

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Bellator 290 results: Brennan Ward blasts Sabah Homasi with head kick and punches to end violent battle

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Advertised as one of the most violent fights in Bellator history, Brennan Ward vs. Sabah Homasi delivered.
In the first Bellator fight to air on CBS in promotion …read more

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Lorenz Larkin Sleeps Mukhamed Berkhamov With A Nasty Elbow

Los Angeles – Lorenz Larkin put a stamp on his feud with Mukhamed Berkhamov in a nasty fashion.
From inside the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA, at Bellator 290, Larkin …read more

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Video shows tense moment between Bellator 290 cornermen, security involved

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Two members of the same corner were caught on camera arguing with each other at Bellator 290, leading to a tense moment that required security to separate …read more

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Bellator 290 video: Lorenz Larkin flattens Mukhamed Berkhamov with vicious elbow shot

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Lorenz Larkin needed less than two minutes to add another clip to his highlight reel.
In the final preliminary bout at Bellator 290, Larkin (25-7 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) …read more

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Bellator 290 video: Chris Gonzalez knocks out Max Rohskopf after nasty flurry

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Chris Gonzalez put Max Rohskopf down the hard way.
The bantamweight scored the first finish of the night at Bellator 290 on Saturday, rocking …read more

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Bellator 290 video: Chris Gonzalez puts Max Rohskopf on wobbly legs, wins by second-round TKO

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Chris Gonzalez turned the tables on Max Rohskopfwith one punch Saturday night.
After first round in which Rohskopf looked like the better fighter, Gonzalez came back in Round …read more

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Bellator 290’s Steve Mowry promises ‘most violent’ performance vs. Ali Isaev

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Undefeated Bellator heavyweight Steve Mowry was well aware that former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou entered free …read more

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Bellator 290: Bader vs Emelianenko 2 preview

Could the Cinderella story play out this time around? | Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports

A quietly stacked event could have a major shakeup in MMA …read more

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Darrion Caldwell explains needing to ‘become coachable again,’ plans for career ‘resurrection’ beginning at Bellator 290

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Darrion Caldwell didn’t realize it, but he needed to be humbled — and that’s exactly what happened …read more

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Bellator 290 live stream online

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Watch the Bellator 290 live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 6 p.m. …read more

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Bellator 290: Bader vs. Fedor 2 live stream, PBP, results, and discussion

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Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for results and play-by-play (main event) as Bellator 290 comes to …read more

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Bellator 290 odds: Bader favored to send Fedor into retirement with KO

Ryan Bader is favored in his rematch with Fedor Emelianenko in the Bellator 290 main event | Photo by Amy Kaplan/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Bellator 290: Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko 2 - live results, video highlights

Ryan Bader rematches Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290 | Photo by Amy Kaplan/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Check out the live results and highlights for …read more

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Ryan Bader’s head coach is a fan of Fedor Emelianenko, but still doing best to stop him from retiring as Bellator champ

Ryan Bader knocked out Fedor Emelianenko | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Fedor Emelianenko is one of the most beloved fighters in MMA history and could …read more

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Scott Coker: Showtime Boxing option makes Bellator ‘one-stop shop’ for Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Scott Coker sees Bellator as having a potential trump card in the Francis Ngannou free agency chase.
As the …read more

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Ali Isaev doesn't regret late MMA start, has sights on Bellator title

LOS ANGELES – Ali Isaev got a late start in MMA, but he’s made the most of his opportunities so far.
In 2019, Isaev won the first heavyweight season in PFL …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko reflects on legendary career, favorite fights ahead of swan song at Bellator 290

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On Saturday night, the MMA community will bid adieu to one of the all-time greats.
Fedor Emelianenko will make his …read more

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Bellator 290 predictions

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Ryan Bader isn’t here to be part of someone else’s fairy tale ending.
As wonderful as it has been to celebrate and …read more

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Grant Neal sees big opportunity at Bellator 290 in opponent Karl Albrektsson

LOS ANGELES – Grant Neal thinks big things could be on the horizon.
But in order to see the potential through, he has what is on paper his toughest test yet …read more

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Bellator 290 live and official results, video stream (6 p.m. ET)

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Bellator 290 takes place Saturday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).
The event takes …read more

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Bellator 290/Fedor Emelianenko retirement discussion thread

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Bellator 290 takes place Saturday at Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif. It kicks off at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT). You can discuss the event here.
Be sure …read more

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Bellator 290 Results: Bader vs. Fedor 2

Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko will clash in the Bellator 290 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has Bellator 290 …read more

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Bellator 290 ‘Bader vs. Fedor 2’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live Bellator 290 coverage will begin Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. …read more

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Video: Can Fedor exit his career on top with Bader upset at Bellator 290?

An all-time MMA legend will call it a career Saturday – win or lose, we expect.
The stakes will be high for Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko (40-6 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) …read more

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Jornel Lugo ready to rebound from Sabatello loss at Bellator 290

LOS ANGELES – Jornel Lugo had to go through the experience of his first loss nine months ago.
Now the bantamweight would be more than happy to give that experience to …read more

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Neiman Gracie determined to snap skid, get back to title contention at Bellator 290: 'I'm here to turn the tables'

LOS ANGELES – Neiman Gracie knows there are better days ahead.
The former Bellator welterweight title challenger is determined to break out of the worst slump of his career and get …read more

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Neiman Gracie going back to jiu-jitsu roots for Bellator 290 to ‘bounce back’ after tough losses

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Neiman Gracie went from being an undefeated Bellator title contender to only winning two of six bouts over a span …read more

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Bellator 290 staredowns: Watch Fedor’s final faceoff of legendary MMA career

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LOS ANGELES — Watch Fedor Emelianenko’s final faceoff of his legendary MMA career ahead of his retirement fight against Ryan Bader, plus the …read more

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Bellator 290 ceremonial weigh-ins faceoff highlights video and photo gallery from Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – All the pre-fight activities are in the books for Bellator 290, the first Bellator event of 2023, following Friday’s official and ceremonial weigh-ins.
A rematch between heavyweight champion …read more

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Bellator 290 ceremonial weigh-ins video: Ryan Bader, Fedor Emelianenko face off one last time before CBS headliner

LOS ANGELES – All that’s left for Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko is to run it back.
Bader is set to put his heavyweight title on the line in a rematch …read more

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Scott Coker Gives Dillon Danis Ultimatum Regarding Bellator Future

Bellator President Scott Coker wants Dillon Danis to make a decision soon on whether or not he’s serious about fighting in MMA. Coker and Bellator are set to kick things …read more

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Bellator 290 and UFC Vegas 68 Gambling Preview: Can Fedor Emelianenko and Derrick Lewis punch their way to upset wins?

Fedor Emelianeko | Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images

It’s a heavyweight doubleheader this weekend with UFC Vegas 68 and Bellator 290 taking place on Saturday …read more

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Bellator 290 Ceremonial Weigh-in: Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko

Watch the Bellator 290 Ceremonial Weigh-in featuring main event fighters heavyweight champ Ryan Bader and the legendary Fedor Emelianenko.

Bader and Emelianenko rematch at Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Saturday …read more

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Bellator lightweight grand prix staredowns: Champ Usman Nurmagomedov, tourney field face off for first time

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LOS ANGELES — Bellator champ Usman Nurmagomedov, Benson Henderson, A.J. McKee, Patricky Pitbull and the rest of Bellator’s eight-man lightweight grand prix field …read more

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Bader Has No Issue Being Bellator 290 Bad Guy

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Los Angeles, Calif. — For all the talk about Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement fight at Bellator 290 tomorrow night (Sat., Feb. 4, 2023), the …read more

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Diana Avsaragova lays out timeline for title shot after Bellator 290

LOS ANGELES – Diana Avsaragova doesn’t seem to be afraid to look down the road.
The unbeaten Bellator women’s flyweight contender has what arguably is her toughest test yet Saturday in …read more

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LIVE! Watch Bellator Lightweight World GP Kickoff Presser

Before the ceremonial weigh-ins for Bellator 290 (full video and results here) at about 2:55 p.m. ET, all eight participants for the upcoming Lightweight World Grand Prix will take part …read more

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Bellator 290 weigh-in results: Ryan Bader, Fedor Emelianenko on point for championship rematch, one fighter misses by almost 3 pounds

Esther Lin

Fedor Emelianenko is set for his last ride.
At Friday’s official Bellator 290 weigh-ins for “The Last Emperor” weighed in at 236.2 pounds for …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s complete MMA retirement something I could never do

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Fedor Emelianenko promises his fight at Bellator 290 will be his last, but unlike ex-UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, he knows …read more

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Bellator 290 predictions: Is anyone picking Fedor to retire with upset of Ryan Bader?

Bader
vs.
Emelianenko
Eblen
vs.
Tokov
Homasi
vs.
Ward

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
5-5

Bader
(52%)

Eblen
(63%)

Ward
(62%)

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
8-2

Bader

Eblen

Ward

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
7-3

Bader

Eblen

Ward

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
7-3

Bader

Eblen

Homasi

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
6-4

Bader

Eblen

Ward

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
6-4
2017 Champion

Bader

Eblen

Ward

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
6-4

Bader

Eblen

Homasi

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
5-5
2018, 2022 Champion

Bader

Tokov

Homasi

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
5-5

Bader

Eblen

Homasi

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohn
5-5
2014 Champion

Bader

Eblen

Homasi

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
4-6

Bader

Eblen

Ward

Nolan King
@mma_kings
4-6

Bader

Eblen

Ward

Bellator returns this week for its first event of …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Posted on February 3, 2023, 7:16 pm By
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Bellator 290 Weigh-in Results: Bader vs. Fedor 2 Cleared; 1 Prelim Fighter Heavy

The storied career of Fedor Emelianenko will come to an end with one final shot at championship glory in the main event of Bellator 290. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko Officially Weigh-in for Bellator 290

Bellator Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and the legendary Fedor Emelianenko officially weighed in Friday in Inglewood, California.

They headlined Saturday’s fight card in a rematch. The bout is also Emelianenko’s …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Bellator 290 weigh-ins video: Fedor Emelianenko steps on the scale for final MMA bout

LOS ANGELES – Fedor Emelianenko stepped on the scale Friday for what is expected to be his final MMA bout.
Ahead of Saturday’s Bellator 290 main event bout, all eyes were …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Bellator 290 breakdown: Can Johnny Eblen survive Anatoly Tokov's power for first title defense?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the co-main event for Bellator 290.
Bellator 290 takes place Saturday at Kia Forum in Inglewood, …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Bellator 290: Bader vs. Emelianenko 2 Weigh-In Results

Bellator 290: Bader vs. Emelianenko 2 will take place this Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Kia Forum Arena in Inglewood, California. It will be Bellator’s first event to be aired …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on February 3, 2023, 4:46 pm By
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Bellator 290 weigh-in video

MMA Fighting has Bellator 290 weigh-in video for Saturday’s event at Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
In the main event, heavyweight champ Ryan Bader and former PRIDE champ Fedor Emelianenko can …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Bellator 290 weigh-in live stream

Fedor Emelianenko when he weighed in at Bellator 214. | Photo by Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/The Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

See what happens …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Posted on February 3, 2023, 3:16 pm By
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Bellator Inks Monumental Deal With Brazil’s Combate Globo

Bellator MMA will make its debut on CBS this Saturday night (Feb. 4, 2023) with Bellator 290, which goes down from inside Kia Forum in Los Angeles, Calif., featuring a …read more

Source:: MMAMania

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