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Ryan Bader would have rather fought Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov, not ‘friend’ Corey Anderson

Ryan Bader would have rather fought Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov, not ‘friend’ Corey Anderson. Former champ-champ, Ryan Bader, is on a journey back to the light heavyweight title. He along with seven other men are fighting their way to the top if the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix standings. The playing ground has already been cut in half and now Bader will face former training partner and friend, Corey Anderson, in the semi-finals.
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What the Heck, Episode 56: Colby Covington, Ryan Bader, Frank Mir and Jeff Molina

Colby Covington, Ryan Bader, Frank Mir, Conor McGregor, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Jorge Masvidal, Dana White, Nick Diaz, James Krause, Anthony Johnson. 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 Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 261, Dana White saying he’s next in line, Usman no-selling that idea, talks why a fight between he and Masvidal never happened, who was in the highly discussed photo he posted on social media on fight week, Jake Paul, Conor McGregor, Nick Diaz, and much more.
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Ryan Bader on Jones vs. Ngannou: ‘Hard To Go Against Him’

Bellator MMA heavyweight champion Ryan Bader is just as interested in the potential UFC superfight between superstar Jon Jones and UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou as everyone else in the world. Bader told Heavy he actually favors Jones in the proposed clash. “I think Jones gets it done,” Bader said....
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Ryan Bader on Bellator heavyweight title, Grand Prix finals opponent

At Bellator 256 former light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader, who is also the current Bellator MMA heavyweight champion, advanced in the World Grand Prix tournament with a dominant victory over Lyoto Machida. Following the event, Bellator President Scott Coker revealed to the media that there is likely an interim heavyweight title fight to be made since Bader will continue on to compete in the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix.
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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 Bellator light heavyweight champion lost his belt to Vadim Nemkov by TKO last Aug. However, since he still holds his heavyweight belt, the champion will be competing to regain the title he lost, and he shut down Lyoto Machida’s title dreams at Bellator 256 to begin the path back to becoming a double champion.
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Ryan Bader talks getting revenge on Lyoto Machida, having no preference in potential grand prix opponents

After getting one back against the first man to knock him out in his career, Ryan Bader is keeping an open mind when it comes to getting back his light heavyweight title. Bader advanced to the second round of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix with a unanimous decision win over Lyoto Machida in the main event of Bellator 256. Machida, who knocked Bader out at UFC on FOX 4 in their first meeting in August 2012, had a great start to the fight—winning the first round on all three judges’ scorecards—but Bader was able to seize the momentum in the second on his way to victory.
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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 Grand Prix bracket. In the first fight in the tournament quarterfinals, Bader took on Machida in the Bellator 256 headliner. It was a rematch of the pair’s first fight back at UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs. Vera in August 2012, a fight that Machida won via KO. This time around, however, the fight was completely dominant for his opponent as Bader won a clear unanimous decision. Though Machida did well in the first round with his striking and won that round on the judges’ scorecards, he was outwrestled the rest of the way as he lost four rounds to one.
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Ryan Bader dominates Lyoto Machida by decision in Bellator 256 main event

It took Ryan Bader nearly a decade to get payback, but when it finally came on Friday night, it came in a big, brutal way. Bader, the reigning Bellator heavyweight champion and former light heavyweight champ, put a ferocious beating on former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida on his way to a lopsided unanimous decision win in the main event of Bellator 256 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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Ryan Bader Defeats Lyoto Machida by Unanimous Decision at Bellator 256

Ryan Bader took his first step toward reclaiming the Bellator light heavyweight championship with a unanimous-decision win over Lyoto Machida in the main event of Bellator 256 from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The first round was a throwback to prime Machida. The Dragon darted in and out of...
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Bellator 256 results, highlights: Ryan Bader stifles Lyoto Machida for decision, advances in Grand Prix

Ryan Bader was looking to exorcise two demons in the main event of Bellator 256. Bader was coming off a brutal knockout loss to Vadim Nemkov that cost him the light heavyweight championship and was standing across the cage from Lyoto Machida, the man who handed Bader the first knockout loss of his career in their first meeting in 2012. He did just that as Bader survived some early struggles in the fight to dominate down the stretch, winning a wide decision and advancing to the semifinals of the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix in the process.
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Bellator 256: Ryan Bader dominates Lyoto Machida in light heavyweight quarter-final

Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader beat Lyoto Machida at Bellator 256 to take a big step towards reclaiming the light heavyweight title. The American won the quarter-final by unanimous decision in Uncasville, Connecticut. Bader lost the Bellator light heavyweight title to Russia's Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 244 last August. But he...
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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 a Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament quarterfinal bout between heavyweight champion and former light heavyweight titleholder Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida. The bout was a rematch. The two previously fought at UFC on FOX 4 in August 2012 with Machida defeating Bader by knockout. On Friday, nine years after their first meeting, Bader got redemption.
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Bellator 256 results: Ryan Bader gets revenge on Lyoto Machida, advances in light heavyweight grand prix

Nearly nine years after their first meeting, Ryan Bader extracted some revenge and took a step toward regaining his light heavyweight title. In the scheduled five-round opener of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix, Bader and Lyoto Machida squared off in the main event of Bellator 256 Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Bader was able to negate the first knockout loss of his career to Machida, which took place at UFC on FOX 4 in August 2012, with a dominant unanimous decision win.