Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2021-04-09, pretty good mma fight: Ryan Bader vs Lyoto Machida 2 gets three stars.
In their first fight, on August 4, 2012 Machida had defeated Bader via ko (Lyoto Machida vs Ryan Bader I); this second fight, main event of Bellator 256, is the quarter-final of the Bellator light-heavyweight world grand prix tournament. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Ryan Bader record
The current Bellator Hw, former light-Hw champion and Tuf 8 tournament winner Ryan Bader entered this fight with a record of 27-6-0 (56% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jan Blachowicz).
In his last three matches he has beat Fedor Emelianenko (Fedor Emelianenko vs Ryan Bader), then he has faced Cheick Kongo but the bout ended in a no-contest (Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo) and he has lost to Vadim Nemkov in his last one (Ryan Bader vs Vadim Nemkov).
Lyoto Machida record
His opponent, the black belt in karate, Bjj and former Ufc light-hw champ Lyoto Machida, has a mma record of 26-10-0 (50% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.11 in the light-heavyweight division.
The last time he won a fight was in June 2019 when he faced Chael Sonnen (Lyoto Machida vs Chael Sonnen); after this match he has lost to Gegard Mousasi (Gegard Mousasi vs Lyoto Machida 2) and to Phil Davis (Phil Davis vs Lyoto Machida 2).
Among the best fights of Machida we suggest these two:
- Jon Jones vs Lyoto Machida, 4-stars bout of 2011
- Vitor Belfort vs Lyoto Machida, 4-stars match and also ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2018
Bader’s next fight: Ryan Bader vs Corey Anderson
Bader vs Machida 2 full fight video / highlights
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Official video – full event
Bellator 256 info
Event: Bellator 256: Bader vs Machida 2
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Bellator 256 weigh-in
Bader vs Machida 2 result
Ryan Bader defeated Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision. Scores were 49-46, 49-45, 49-45