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Bellator's Linton Vassell guns for Ryan Bader rematch, won't try to 'wrestle a wrestler' next time

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Bellator heavyweight Linton Vassell thinks his new divisional home and developed mindset would likely lead to a victory should he be granted the chance to rematch …read more

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Video: What the Heck, Episode 56: Colby Covington, Ryan Bader, Frank Mir and Jeff Molina

On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks to UFC welterweight Colby Covington (5:50) to get his reaction to Kamaru Usman’s second-round KO win over …read more

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Corey Anderson puts Ryan Bader on notice after Bellator 257 win: 'He knows'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Corey Anderson took care of business in dominant fashion Friday at Bellator 257, pummeling Dovletzhan Yagshimuradov to win by third-round TKO and advance to the promotion’s light …read more

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New Bellator Rankings!

The official Bellator MMA rankings were updated following the Bellator 256: “Bader vs. Machida 2” event, which went down last Friday night (April 2, 2021) and saw Ryan Bader defeat …read more

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Posted on April 13, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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Video: Who was the biggest standout at Bellator 256?

At Bellator 256 last Friday, Ryan Bader exacted a measure of revenge when he beat Lyoto Machida by dominant unanimous decision to advance to the semifinals of the promotion’s light …read more

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Ryan Bader Attributes Bellator 256 Win To Growth Since 2012 Loss

Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader is part of the light-heavyweight grand prix tournament for the belt he lost in 2020, and he rebounded nicely at Bellator 256. Specifically, the former …read more

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Posted on April 12, 2021, 7:16 pm By
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Ryan Bader issues statement after smashing Lyoto Machida at Bellator 256

Bellator light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader issued a statement after smashing Lyoto Machida in the main event of Bellator 256. Bader is part of the eight-man Bellator World Light Heavyweight …read more

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With Ryan Bader advancing, Scott Coker says interim Bellator heavyweight title 'likely'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Ryan Bader advanced to the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix semifinals.
That’s good news for Bader (28-6 MMA, 6-1 BMMA), who seeks to avenge the title he lost …read more

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Highlights! Bader Dominates Machida, Advances In The Grand Prix

Former Bellator MMA “champ-champ,” Ryan Bader got his much-desired revenge against the first man to ever knock him out, defeating Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision in the main event of …read more

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Posted on April 10, 2021, 4:46 am By
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Bellator 256 results: Ryan Bader smashes Lyoto Machida, advances to grand prix semifinal

Ryan Bader is the first fighter to move on in the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix.
Bader, the former 205-pound champion who currently holds the promotion’s heavyweight title, exacted a measure …read more

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Bellator 256 results: Ryan Bader pummels Lyoto Machida

The Bellator MMA cage was in its usual venue, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Friday for Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida 2.

The fight card was headlined by …read more

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Bellator 256: Pros react to Ryan Bader’s win in rematch against Lyoto Machida

Ryan Bader defeated Lyoto Machida at Bellator 256. | Photo by TASSTASS via Getty Images

Ryan Bader bested Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision at Bellator …read more

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Bellator 256 results: Ryan Bader gets revenge on Lyoto Machida, advances in light heavyweight grand prix

Bellator MMA

Nearly nine years after their first meeting, Ryan Bader extracted some revenge and took a step toward regaining his light heavyweight title.
In the …read more

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Bellator 256 live blog: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida 2

Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida face off ahead of their light heavyweight main event bout Friday at Bellator 256 in Uncasville, Conn. | Bellator MMA

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Lyoto Machida Doesn’t Plan On Retiring Anytime Soon, Win Or Lose

Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida plans on fighting for a while to come, regardless of the outcome of his fight against Ryan Bader tonight in the opening round of the …read more

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Posted on April 9, 2021, 7:16 pm By
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Video: Road to Bellator light heavyweight grand prix

The eight-man Bellator light heavyweight grand prix kicks off Friday night at Bellator 256 where Ryan Bader takes on Lyoto Machida in the first of four quarterfinals.
The other three quarterfinals …read more

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Bellator 256 predictions: Ryan Bader or Lyoto Machida in tournament rematch?

Bader
vs.
Machida
Carmouche
vs.
Porto
Borics
vs.
Kennedy
Parker
vs.
Zingano
Moret
vs.
Yamauchi

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2021: 31-26

Bader
(64%)

Carmouche
(69%)

Borics
(72%)

Zingano
(90%)

Yamauchi
(88%)

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2021: 35-22
2020 Champion

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2021: 35-22

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2021: 34-23

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
2021: 34-23

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2021: 34-23
2018 Champion

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2021: 34-23

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2021: 33-24
2017 Champion

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2021: 32-25

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
2021: 32-25

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
2021: …read more

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Bellator 256 staredowns: Ryan Bader, Lyoto Machida square off ahead of rematch

Bellator MMA

Bellator 256 goes down Friday and light heavyweight headliners Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida are ready for their rematch.
It’s been over eight years …read more

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Bellator 256 faceoff video highlights: Cat Zingano returns in vintage fashion

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator makes its return Friday and kicks off its light heavyweight grand prix with a rematch between heavyweight champion and former light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and …read more

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Machida: This isn’t just a rematch with Bader, it’s a ‘mission’ to win the GP

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Lyoto Machida is excited to take on Ryan Bader for the second time at Bellator 256. Former UFC light heavyweight champion …read more

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Posted on April 8, 2021, 6:46 pm By
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Bellator 256 weigh-in results: Ryan Bader, Lyoto Machida make championship weight for grand prix opener

Bellator MMA

Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida are ready for their rematch.
The top contenders successfully weighed in Thursday morning for the Bellator 256 main event, …read more

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Bellator 256 Weigh-in Results: Main Event Set; 1 Fighter Misses Weight

Bellator MMA’s second show on Showtime will see its light heavyweight grand prix begin as former champion Ryan Bader faces ex-Ultimate Fighting Championship champion Lyoto Machida in the Bellator 256 …read more

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Ryan Bader unwilling to vacate heavyweight title, suggests Bellator make an interim belt

Ryan Bader isn’t willing to vacate his Bellator Heavyweight Championship as he prepares to enter the promotion’s light heavyweight tournament. Bader has been one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in …read more

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Bellator 256 breakdown: Can Lyoto Machida prevail over Ryan Bader again, nine years later?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down Bellator’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for Bellator 256.
Bellator 256 takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, …read more

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Lyoto Machida sees Ryan Bader rematch at Bellator 256 as a new fight: 'We're different fighters'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – In Lyoto Machida’s eyes, he’s facing a new opponent this weekend despite having already crossed paths with his foe years ago.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion takes …read more

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Grand prix pulled Ryan Bader away from heavyweight, but he has no plans to vacate title

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Ryan Bader was headed to heavyweight to defend his title. Then the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix happened, and things changed.
One fight removed from losing his 205-pound …read more

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Posted on April 8, 2021, 1:16 am By
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Bellator's light heavyweight tournament keeps former champ Ryan Bader motivated at 205

Ryan Bader’s focus was on defending his heavyweight title, but Bellator’s tournament at light heavy couldn’t have come at a better time. …read more

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Posted on April 7, 2021, 12:46 pm By
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Bellator 256: Make your predictions for Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida 2

We want your predictions for Friday’s Bellator 256 event in Connecticut.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, …read more

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Ryan Bader: Lyoto Machida rematch about seeing 'how much I've grown' since 2012

Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader is looking at his next fight as the perfect opportunity to see how far his MMA game has come along.
Bader will take on Lyoto Machida …read more

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Posted on March 13, 2021, 3:16 am By
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