Tonight’s Bellator 268 event is co-headlined by a light heavyweight grand prix semifinal bout which pits Corey Anderson up against Ryan Bader.
Bader (28-6 MMA) advanced to the tournament semifinals by earning a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Lyoto Machida. Prior to that win, ‘Darth‘ was coming off a TKO loss to the aforementioned Vadim Nemkov, where he surrendered the promotions 205lbs title.
Meanwhile, Corey Anderson (15-5 MMA) has gone 2-0 since joining the Bellator ranks in the fall of 2020. ‘Overtime’ earned his spot in the semifinals by defeating Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov.
Round one of the Bellator 268 co-main event begins and Corey Anderson is able to drop Ryan Bader with a big punch early. He begins raining down big ground and pound. Punches and elbows from ‘Overtime’ and this one is all over! WOW!
Official Bellator 268 Result: Corey Anderson def. Ryan Bader via TKO at 0:51 of Round 1
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Anderson will now face the winner of tonight’s Vadim Nemkov vs. Julius Anglickas semifinal match in the tournament finals.This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM