Bellator 256: Bader vs Machida 2 Results And Replay
Bellator 256 went down on Friday night at at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event, Ryan Bader avenged his loss to Lyoto Machida nine years ago in the UFC, by dominating the fight from the midway point in the second round of the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal. The Bellator heavyweight champion will now face the winner of Corey Anderson vs Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov, which features in the Bellator 257 co-main event next week.
In the co-main event, former UFC title challenger Liz Carmouche moved to 2-0 inside the Bellator cage by beating promotion debutant Vanessa Porto via unanimous decision.
Elsewhere on the Bellator 256 main card, Adam Borics scored an impressive unanimous decision win against Jeremy Kennedy, Cat Zingano needed less than three minutes to submit Olivia Parker, and Dan Moret earned a hard fought split decision win against Goiti Yamauchi.
Bellator 256: Ryan Bader vs Lyoto Machida 2 Results
Ryan Bader defeats Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45 x2)
Liz Carmouche defeats Vanessa Porto via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Adam Borics defeats Jeremy Kennedy via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Cat Zingano defeats Olivia Parker via first round armbar submission (2:56)
Dan Moret defeats Goiti Yamauchi via split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Dalton Rosta defeats Tony Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Talita Nogueira defeats Jessica Borga via unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Jornel Lugo defeats Cass Bell via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Cody Law defeats Nathan Ghareeb via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jaylon Bates defeats Jeffrey Glossner via second round guillotine submission (1:27)
Nainoa Dung defeats Izzy William via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Diana Avsaragova defeats Tara Graff via first round KO (0:29)
John Douma defeats Will Smith via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Bellator 256 Prelims And Main Card Replays:
Bellator returns next Friday with Bellator 257, which will feature the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals between the champion Vadim Nemkov and Phil Davis, and Corey Anderson and Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov in the main and co-main event.