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Bellator 273: Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader beats Valentin Moldavsky on points

This report contains details of what happened at Bellator 273. You can watch the entire event again on BBC iPlayer (UK only) here. Ryan Bader became the undisputed heavyweight champion after a gruelling fight with Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 273. It had been 28 months and 23 days since Bader...

Bellator 273 Results: Ryan Bader defeats Valentin Moldavsky (Highlights)

Tonight’s Bellator 273 event is headlined by a heavyweight title unification bout between Ryan Bader and Valentin Moldavsky. Bader (28-7 MMA), the promotions reigning heavyweight champion, will be returning to the division for the first time in twenty-eight months. ‘Darth’ has spent his last three contests competing at light heavyweight, where he went 1-2, this while dropping the 205lbs title to Vadim Nemkov.

Gritty Ryan Bader Edges Valentin Moldavsky, Retains Title in Bellator 273 Headliner

When it mattered most, Ryan Bader displayed his championship mettle. The Power MMA Team stalwart retained his heavyweight crown in the Bellator 273 main event, winning a hard-fought unanimous decision against interim title holder Valentin Moldavsky at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz., on Saturday night. All three judges submitted 48-47 scorecards in favor of Bader, who was defending the belt for the first time since September 2019.
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Bellator 273 Preview: Ryan Bader – Valentin Moldavsky

Tomorrow night in the main event of Bellator 273, Ryan Bader (28-7) returns to heavyweight to defend his title against the interim champion Valentin Moldavksy (11-1). This will be the first Bellator event of 2022. For Moldavsky, he will finally get his chance to claim undisputed Bellator gold. The Russian...

By The Numbers: Ryan Bader vs. Valentin Moldavsky

Ryan Bader and Valentin Moldavsky both own a piece of the Bellator MMA heavyweight championship. Their setup changes in a matter of days. The two men will unify the heavyweight crown when they collide in the Bellator 273 headliner on Saturday at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. Bader enters the cage as the incumbent champion, having lost two of his past three fights. He last appeared at Bellator 268, where he succumbed to punches from “The Ultimate Fighter 19” winner Corey Anderson in the first round of their light heavyweight grand prix semifinal on Oct. 16. Moldavsky steps to the plate as the interim titleholder, having rattled off six straight victories. He last competed on June 25, when he laid claim to a five-round unanimous decision over Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Timothy Johnson in the Bellator 261 main event.