Bellator 256 features former two-division titleholder and reigning heavyweight champion Ryan Bader in the rematch against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. The pair squares off in the first quarter-final of light heavyweight World Grand Prix live on Showtime from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Friday April 9 (Saturday April 10 in Australia).
The co-main event is a women’s MMA battle between flyweights Liz Carmouche and Vanessa Porto. The full card can be found below.
Bellator 256: Bader vs Machida 2 main card airs live stream on Showtime, starting at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT. The preliminary card is available here at FIGHTMAG (featured video up top via the promotion’s channel on YouTube) at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT.
Get Bellator 256 results below.
Bellator 256: Bader vs Machida 2 results
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Ryan Bader def. Lyoto Machida by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45, 49-45) | Watch highlights
Liz Carmouche def. Vanessa Porto by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Adam Borics def. Jeremy Kennedy by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Cat Zingano def. Olivia Parker by submission (armbar, R1 at 2:50)
Dan Moret def. Goiti Yamauchi by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Dalton Rosta def. Tony Johnson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Talita Nogueira def. Jessica Borga by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Jornel Lugo def. Cass Bell by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Cody Law def. Nathan Ghareeb by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jaylon Bates def. Jeffrey Glossner by submission (japanese necktie, R2 at 1:27)
Nainoa Dung def. Izzy William by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Diana Avsaragova def. Tara Graff by KO (punches, R1 at 0:29)
John Douma def. Will Smith by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)