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Ryan Bader eyes light heavyweight title defense against Lyoto Machida if Vadim Nemkov can’t...

Ryan Bader was expected to defend his light heavyweight title on May 9 against Russian contender, Vadim Nemkov. Yet, the event was postponed due...
Ryan Bader, Bellator 226

Bellator postpones three events including card headlined by Ryan Bader

Bellator announced on Monday that it is postponing three of its upcoming events including a card that was set to be headlined by double...
Ryan Bader

Ryan Bader to defend light heavyweight title at Bellator 243 against Vadim Nemkov

Ryan Bader will look to defend his light heavyweight title for the first time since November of 2017. On the Bellator 238 broadcast, Bader announced...
Ryan Bader

Ryan Bader to defend Bellator light heavyweight title in April

Bellator champ-champ Ryan Bader will take a break from the heavyweight division as he moves back down to light heavyweight to defend his belt...
Jiri Prochazka, CB Dolloway

VIDEO | Jiri Prochazka decimates UFC veteran CB Dollaway, gets called out by Ryan...

CB Dollaway's RIZIN debut, which went down on Tuesday's action-packed RIZIN 20 card, didn't go the way he had planned. Instead, the 20-fight UFC...
Ryan Bader

Ryan Bader will defend both Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight titles in 2020

Bellator president Scott Coker says that Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will defend both of his belts in 2020. Bader is coming...
Tank Abbott

Tank Abbott tried to brawl Ryan Bader after Cheick Kongo fight

Shortly after Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo's Bellator 226 title fight was ruled a no contest due to an inadvertent eye poke, Bader and...
Junior dos Santos

Junior dos Santos rates Jon Jones, Ryan Bader as heavyweights

Former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos thinks reigning UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is the best fighter in the world today. In...
Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo, Bellator 226

Cheick Kongo opens up on controversial Ryan Bader fight

Cheick Kongo was fighting for the heavyweight title against Ryan Bader in the main event of Bellator 226. It was a chance for the...
Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo, Bellator 226

Bellator 226 salaries: Victorious Emmanuel Sanchez earns top payday

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 226. This stacked card was topped by a heavyweight title fight between reigning champ...
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Bellator and RIZIN eyeing Fedor vs. Rampage, Bader vs. Prochazka

Bellator and RIZIN are eyeing a year-end show in Japan featuring some of the best fighters from both promotions. Reports indicate Bellator president Scott...
Ryan Bader

Ryan Bader believes Cheick Kongo used the eye poke to get out of the...

Ryan Bader was looking for the first title defense of his heavyweight belt when he took on Cheick Kongo in the main event of...
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Quinton Jackson goes off on ‘coward’ Ryan Bader following Bellator 226 scuffle

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson took to social media to criticize Ryan Bader for the way his fight ended against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226. The fight...
Quinton Rampage Jackson, 50 Cent

VIDEO | Rampage Jackson and Ryan Bader nearly brawl at Bellator 226

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Ryan Bader nearly got into a brawl following a disappointing end to Saturday night's Bellator 226 event. With the Bellator heavyweight...
Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo, Bellator 226

Pros react to Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226

Ryan Bader put his heavyweight title on the line against Cheick Kongo in the headliner of tonight's Bellator 226 event in San Jose. Bader (27-5...
Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo

Bellator 226 Results: Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo ends in a no-contest

Ryan Bader puts his heavyweight title on the line against Cheick Kongo in the headliner of tonight's Bellator 226 event in San Jose. Bader (27-5...
Cheick Kongo, Bellator MMA

Cheick Kongo shoves Ryan Bader at Bellator 226 weigh-ins (VIDEO)

Cheick Kongo has won eight fights in a row heading into his heavyweight title opportunity  against Ryan Bader at Bellator 226, yet has stayed...
Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo, Bellator 226

Bellator 226 | Pro fighters make their picks for Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo...

In the main event of Bellator 226, Ryan Bader looks to defend his heavyweight title for the first time when he takes on Cheick...
Ryan Bader, Daniel Cormier

Ryan Bader reveals Bellator reached out to UFC for cross-promotional fight with Daniel Cormier

When Ryan Bader was in the UFC, Daniel Cormier called him the easiest fight in the light heavyweight division. Yet, a fight between the...
Cheick Kongo, Bellator MMA

Cheick Kongo: win over Bader makes me ‘the best heavyweight in the world’

Cheick Kongo will soon have a chance to become a heavyweight champion in a major promotion for the first time in his career. The...
Stipe Miocic, Ryan Bader

Scott Coker explains why Ryan Bader would beat Stipe Miocic

Bellator president, Scott Coker took a lot of flak for his recent tweet suggesting Ryan Bader is the best heavyweight in MMA right now. Most...
Stipe Miocic

Bellator boss not buying Stipe Miocic as world’s best heavyweight

When Stipe Miocic stopped Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 241, he not only reclaimed the UFC heavyweight title, but also his...
Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo

Ryan Bader booked to defend heavyweight title against Cheick Kongo

Ryan Bader, Bellator's resident two-division champ, is now set to defend his heavyweight strap. Bader, who also owns the light heavyweight title, will make this...
Ryan Bader, Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier breaks down potential matchup with Ryan Bader

For a brief period, it looked as though Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader would meet in the UFC. Unfortunately, the matchup never materialized, and...
Ryan Bader

Ryan Bader re-signs with Bellator on a multi-year deal

Bellator’s two division champion is staying put. To no one’s surprise, Bellator light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Ryan Bader has re-signed with...
Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo, Bellator 226

Cheick Kongo and Ryan Bader get heated over potential title fight

When Cheick Kongo handed former Bellator champ Vitaly Minakov his first loss on the main card of Bellator 216 on Saturday night,...
Cheick Kongo, Bellator MMA

Cheick Kongo sends ominous threat to Bellator heavyweight champ Ryan Bader

Cheick Kongo is now the number-one contender in the Bellator heavyweight division. The hulking Frenchman earned that honor with a workmanlike defeat...
Ryan Bader, Daniel Cormier

Coach confident Ryan Bader could finish Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier recently became the first fighter in UFC history to wear the light heavyweight and heavyweight titles concurrently, first capturing the...