Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-01-29, close and tough mma fight: Ryan Bader vs Valentin Moldavsky gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
Moldavsky vs Bader is the main event of Bellator 273 and it is valid for the Bellator heavyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Ryan Bader record
The black belt in Bjj, current Bellator Hw, former light-Hw champion and Tuf 8 tournament winner Ryan Bader entered this fight with a professional mma record of 28-7-0 (54% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Glover Teixeira).
He lost two out of his last three bouts, against Vadim Nemkov in 2020 (Ryan Bader vs Vadim Nemkov) and against Corey Anderson in 2021 (Ryan Bader vs Corey Anderson); between these two matches he beat Lyoto Machida in April 2021 (Ryan Bader vs Lyoto Machida 2).
Valentin Moldavsky record
His opponent, the 2018 world combat sambo and current interim Bellator Hw champ Valentin Moldavsky, has an official record of 11-1-0 (36% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.9 in the heavyweight division.
He suffered his only loss when he faced Amir Aliakbari in 2016 (via split decision, Valentin Moldavsky vs Amir Aliakbari), since then he has won six consecutive fights defeating Javy Ayala, Roy Nelson (Valentin Moldavsky vs Roy Nelson) and Timothy Johnson in his last three (Timothy Johnson vs Valentin Moldavsky).
Bader’s next fight: Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo 2
Bellator 273 info
Event: Bellator 273: Bader vs. Moldavsky
Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Title: Bellator Heavyweight World Championship
Bellator 273 fight card
Here is the Bellator 273 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on Showtime)
Ryan Bader vs Valentin Moldavsky
Benson Henderson vs Islam Mamedov
Henry Corrales vs Aiden Lee
Sabah Homasi vs Jaleel Willis
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on Youtube/Pluto TV)
Darrion Caldwell vs Enrique Barzola
Chris Gonzalez vs Saad Awad
Duane Johnson vs Dalton Rosta
Nikita Mikhailov vs Blaine Shutt
Lucas Brennan vs Ben Lugo
Ben Parrish vs Sullivan Cauley
Bellator 273 weigh-in
Watch the video of Bellator 273: Ryan Bader vs Valentin Moldavsky weigh-in from the official Bellator MMA Youtube channel!
Bader vs Moldavsky full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the fight Ryan Bader vs Valentin Moldavsky 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)
Official video – main card (use a VPN set on Japan)
Bader vs Moldavsky result
Ryan Bader defeated Valentin Moldavsky via unanimous decision. Scores were 48–47, 48–47, 48–47.