Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-02-04, mma bout not particularly good: Ryan Bader vs Fedor Emelianenko 2 gets two stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Fedor vs Bader 2 is scheduled to take place Saturday, February 4th, at the Kia Forum in Inglewood (California, United States), in a 5-round heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg) bout; it is the main event of Bellator 290 and it is valid for the Bellator heavyweight world championship (held by Bader). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Ryan Bader record
The black belt in Bjj, current Bellator Hw, former light-Hw champ and Tuf 8 tournament winner Ryan Bader entered this fight with a professional mma record of 30-7-0 (60% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Francis Ngannou).
He lost to Corey Anderson in 2021 (Ryan Bader vs Corey Anderson) but then he has beat Valentin Moldavsky (Ryan Bader vs Valentin Moldavsky) and Cheick Kongo in their rematch (Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo 2).
Fedor Emelianenko record
His opponent, the 46-year-old (seven years older than Bader) former Pride, world combat sambo champion and black belt in judo Fedor Emelianenko, has an official record of 40-6-0 (77% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since 2021.
He was defeated by Ryan Bader in their first match in 2019 (Fedor Emelianenko vs Ryan Bader) but then he has won over Quinton Rampage Jackson (Fedor Emelianenko vs Quinton Jackson) and Timothy Johnson (bout ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2021, Fedor Emelianenko vs Timothy Johnson).
But if you want to watch Fedor’s best fights, here are the ones rated with 4 or 5 stars:
- Dan Henderson vs Fedor Emelianenko, 4-stars
- Antonio Silva vs Fedor Emelianenko, 4-stars
- Fedor Emelianenko vs Fabio Maldonado, 5-stars
- Fedor Emelianenko vs Frank Mir, bout ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2018
- Fedor Emelianenko vs Chael Sonnen, match ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2018
Here is the Bellator 290 ORRR Bader vs Fedor 2 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on CBS/Paramount+)
Ryan Bader vs Fedor Emelianenko 2
Johnny Eblen vs Anatoly Tokov
Sabah Homasi vs Brennan Ward
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on Youtube/Pluto TV)
Neiman Gracie vs Dante Schiro
Lorenz Larkin vs Mukhamed Berkhamov
Henry Corrales vs Akhmed Magomedov
Ali Isaev vs Steve Mowry
Chris Gonzalez vs Max Rohskopf
Karl Albrektsson vs Grant Neal
Alejandra Lara vs Diana Avsaragova
Darrion Caldwell vs Nikita Mikhailov
Jornel Lugo vs Jaylon Bates
Isaiah Hokit vs Peter Ishiguro
Ethan Hughes vs Yusuf Karakaya
Crossroads – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of Bellator 290 Crossroads Ryan Bader vs Fedor Emelianenko 2, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the Bellator 290 pre-fight press conference video, featuring Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader, from the official BellatorMMA Youtube channel!
Watch the video of Bellator 290: Bader vs Fedor 2 weigh-in from the official BellatorMMA Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Ryan Bader vs Fedor Emelianenko 2 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Bader vs Fedor 2 fight?
Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko via TKO at 2:30, round 1.