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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...

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 Bellator light heavyweight grand prix tournament. In their first meeting in 2012, Lyoto Machida knocked out Bader in spectacular fashion....

Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida 2 Full Card & Weigh-In Results

The Bellator 256 weigh-ins are complete, and all but one fighter successfully made weight. Tomorrow night at Bellator 256, the light heavyweight grand prix will kick off with former division champion and current heavyweight champ Ryan Bader facing Lyoto Machida in the main event. The co-main event will feature former...

Bellator 245 Weigh-in Results: 3 Fighters Miss Weight

Bellator MMA is set to hold back-to-back fights, starting with Bellator 245 on September 11. In the main event of the card, Phil Davis (205.7) is rematching Lyoto Machida (205.3). It is a pivotal fight for the light heavyweight division where the winner could very well be next in line...

Lyoto Machida Wants To Silence Gegard Mousasi’s ‘Excuses’ With KO

Lyoto Machida hopes to leave no doubt in his rematch with Gegard Mousasi. On Sept. 28, Machida and Mousasi will do battle in the Bellator 228 co-headliner. The action will be held inside The Forum in Inglewood, California. Headlining the card will be a featherweight title bout between champion Patricio...

Gegard Mousasi Promises No Excuses if Machida Beats Him

It has only been a few weeks since Gegard Mousasi lost his Bellator middleweight championship to Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator London, and he is already ready to put the loss behind him. Though the sting of defeat lingers, there is always one thing that always inspires one to...

Ryan Bader Lays Out How He’ll Defend Two Titles Consistently

Bellator MMA double champion Ryan Bader will be making his first heavyweight title defense at Bellator 226 on September 7 against Cheick Kongo. Initially, Bader did not know if he would be defending his light heavyweight or heavyweight title next. In the end, Bader decided to continue being a...

Vitor Belfort Invites Joe Rogan To Corner Him In Next Fight

UFC legend Vitor Belfort announced his retirement from the sport of MMA following his knockout loss to Lyoto Machida at May 2018's UFC 224 from Rio. The defeat was Belfort's third knockout loss in his last five fights. That number would have been four out of five, as well,...

Gegard Mousasi vs. Lyoto Machida Rematch Set For Bellator 228

A rematch more than five years in the making has been announced for September 28's Bellator 228 from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Bellator revealed in a press release today (Thurs., July 11, 2019) that former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi will take on former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto...

Ryan Bader Weighs In On Potential Lyoto Machida Rematch

Ryan Bader is well aware of the possibility of a chance at redemption against Lyoto Machida. Back in Aug. 2012, Bader and Machida did battle under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner. The bout ended in the second round when Bader walked right into a punch from Machida that shut...

Lyoto Machida Reveals Estimated Retirement Plans

Less than two weeks ago, Chael Sonnen brought his 22-year mixed martial arts to a close following a loss to Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222. Sonnen would go out relatively quietly, without any trash talk leading up to his fight against Machida and certainly no ill will after the...

Chael Sonnen Breaks Down His Last Fight

Chael Sonnen fought his last fight at Bellator 222 last Friday and while all the analysts and recaps will tell their own version of what happened; only two people can do it accurately and honestly. The winner will get interviewed and rarely does the loser of a fight get...

Lyoto Machida Feels Deserving Of Bellator Title Shot

Lyoto Machida has Bellator gold in his sights. Machida shared the cage with Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. This was the second Bellator bout for "The Dragon." Machida timed Sonnen's takedown attempts perfectly, landing a flying knee in the opening frame and...

Bellator 222 Medical Suspensions: Dantas, Pico & Sonnen Earn Lengthy Sits

Last Friday night's Bellator 222 from Madison Square Garden produced some highlight reel finishes - and the medical suspensions to match. The New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) released the full list of the medical suspensions as a result of the action-packed event today. Headlining the list was former Bellator...

Lyoto Machida Speaks On Chael Sonnen’s Retirement Announcement

Lyoto Machida was all class when he discussed Chael Sonnen's decision to retire. Machida took on Sonnen on Friday night (June 14) in the co-main event of Bellator 222. The action took place inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. "The Dragon" dropped Sonnen in the opening frame with...