Ryan bader Y Lyoto machida they collided this Friday night, in an impressive evening of Bellator. At the Mohegan Sun Arena, the Bellator 256 blew up MMA this weekend. With a historic rematch between two Mixed Martial Arts legends, fans were eager for what could happen inside the cage. Being that way, the legendary American fighter gave something to talk about.
A few hours ago, the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion found himself head-on against the current Bellator Heavyweight leader, being a rematch more than expected by the fans. Lyoto machida (26-11 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) knocked out Ryan bader (28-6 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) in 2012 in the second round of the battle. Now the planets lined up to face them again and it had a different ending.
A very spicy preview
Being so, Lyoto machida he had said, ‘I don’t think about the last fight anymore. Even if you win or lose, it doesn’t matter. If you win, you are not going to step ahead of your opponent just because you have the victory. If you lose, it’s the same because it’s a new fight, a new fighter, eight years ago. It’s a long race, and I’ve seen a lot of young fighters stop in the middle of the road, but they have their reasons, and I respect that.
Do you want to fight for an interim belt? So can we unify it? Or do you want to wait for the royal title shot? That too is always a gamble. At the end of the day, I want to be active. Barring any injuries, if I go out and win this tournament, I’ll be ready a couple of months after those finals. It really depends on Bellator and of him, “he concluded Ryan bader, the former UFC legend who had his revenge.
Bellator 256 Results
Ryan bader beat Lyoto machida by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45, 49-45).
Liz Carmouche beat Vanessa Porto by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Adam Borics defeated Jeremy Kennedy by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Cat Zingano defeated Olivia Parker via submission (arm lever) in the first round (2:56).
Dan Moret beat Goiti Yamauchi by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Dalton Rosta defeated Tony Johnson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Talita Nogueira defeated Jessica Borga by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27).
Jornel Lugo defeated Cass Bell by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27).
Cody Law defeated Nathan Ghareeb by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Jaylon Bates defeated Jeffrey Glossner via submission (Japanese tie) in the second round (1:27).
Nainoa Dung defeated Izzy William by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Diana Avsaragova defeated Tara Graff via KO (punches) in the first round (0:29).
John Douma defeated Will Smith by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).