MMA‘s second show on Showtime will see its light heavyweight
grand prix begin as former champion Ryan Bader
Fighting Championship champion Lyoto
Machida in the
Bellator 256 main event, which is a rematch nearly a decade in
The five-round main event is now official after the weigh-ins took
place. Both veteran main eventers had no trouble making weight,
which was to be expected from the professionals. 25 of the 26 mixed
martial artists on the 13-fight card made their contracted weights
with the exception being Jeffrey
Glossner, who was 1.8 pounds over the bantamweight limit.
Looking to rebound from losing his light heavyweight title, Bader
(27-6, 1 NC) is still the promotion’s heavyweight champion. Last
time out, the 37-year-old was knocked out by Vadim
Nemkov. Since Bader’s prior fight was a no contest against
Kongo, his last win was in January 2019 against faded
heavyweight legend Fedor
Emelianenko. “Darth” officially hit the scales at 205 pounds on
The winner of the pair’s first meeting in 2012 was Machida (26-10).
“The Dragon” knocked out Bader in under two rounds. Now 42, Machida
is riding a two-fight losing streak as he suffered split decisions
to both Gegard
Mousasi and Phil Davis.
The Brazilian fighter will look to bounce back to his winning ways
and weighed 204.6 for this bout.
The five-fight Bellator 256 main card will air live on Showtime
starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Before that is the preliminary
card, which will air free on YouTube starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m.
Bellator 256 Weigh-in Results:
Bader (205) vs. Lyoto
Carmouche (125.4) vs. Vanessa
Kennedy (145.7) vs. Adam Borics
Zingano (145.2) vs. Olivia
Yamauchi (155.8) vs. Dan Moret
Rosta (185.5) vs. Tony
Nogueira (146) vs. Jessica
Bell (135.6) vs. Jornel Lugo
Law (145.2) vs. Nathan
Bates (136) vs. Jeffrey
Dung (155.9) vs. Isaiah
Avsaragova (125.8) vs. Tara Graff
Josh Douma (135.4) vs. Will Smith
Glossner missed weight by 1.8 pounds and will be fined a
percentage of his purse.
This article first appeared at Recent News on Sherdog.com
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