The Bellator light-Hw champion and Tuf 8 tournament winner Ryan Bader entered this fight with a pro mma record of 23-5-0 (52% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Daniel Cormier). He lost to Anthony Johnson last year (=Johnson vs Bader) but then he has won over Ilir Latifi (=Bader vs Latifi), Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (=Bader vs Nogueira 2) and Phil Davis (=Davis vs Bader 2).
His opponent, Linton Vassell, has a record of 18-5-0 (78% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class. He lost to Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal in 2015 (=Lawal vs Vassell) but then he has beat Emanuel Newton (=Newton vs Vassell 2), Francis Carmont (=Vassell vs Carmont) and Liam McGeary (=McGeary vs Vassell). Bader vs Vassell, main event of Bellator 186, is valid for the Bellator light heavyweight title (Bader’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 186: Bader vs Vassell
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Title: Bellator light heavyweight championship title
Bader’s previous fight: Phil Davis vs Ryan Bader 2
Vassell’s previous fight: Liam McGeary vs Linton Vassell
Bader’s next fight: Ryan Bader vs Muhammed King Mo Lawal
Vassell’s next fight: Phil Davis vs Linton Vassell
Bader vs Vassell full fight video:
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Official video (USA)