Bellator 280 airs live on Showtime from AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France on Friday, May 6. In the main event former two-division champion Ryan Bader (29-7, 1 NC) defends his heavyweight belt in the rematch against No. 2-ranked contender Cheick Kongo (31-11-2, 1 NC). Their first fight in September 2019 ended in a No Contest due to an accidental eye poke that rendered the challenger unable to continue.
In the co-main event Yoel Romero (13-6) and Alex Polizzi (10-1) square off at light heavyweight. Also on the card Kyle Stewart (15-5) meets Lorenz Larkin (23-7, 1 NC) at middleweight and Benjamin Brander (13-8) faces Davy Gallon (20-7-2) at lightweight. In addition, Mike Shipman (14-3) and Gregory Babene (21-11, 1 NC) do battle at middleweight. The full lineup can be found below.
How to watch Bellator 280: Bader vs Kongo 2
Date: Friday, May 6
Time: 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT
Bellator 280 free live stream of prelims begins at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT.
Bellator 280 fight card
Get Bellator 280: Bader vs Kongo 2 full fight card results below.
- Ryan Bader def. Cheick Kongo by unanimous decision (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) – retains Bellator MMA heavyweight title
- Yoel Romero def. Alex Polizzi by TKO (punches, R3 at 4:59)
- Davy Gallon def. Benjamin Brander by TKO (punches and elbows, R2 at 3:18)
- Lorenz Larkin def. Kyle Stewart by TKO (knees and punches, R1 at 4:44)
- Gregory Babene def. Mike Shipman by TKO (punches, R1 at 2:11)
- Piotr Niedzielski def. Pedro Carvalho by split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)
- Thibault Gouti def. Lewis Long by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
- Jordan Barton def. Fabacary Diatta by split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)
- Soren Bak def. Charlie Leary by unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28)
- Yves Landu def. Gavin Hughes by TKO (knees and kick, R1 at 3:01)
- Lucie Bertaud def. Katarzyna Sadura by unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)
- Youcef Ouabbas def. Matthieu Duclos by TKO (punches, R1 at 4:17)
- Bourama Camara def. Victor Verchere by KO (punches, R1 at 3:06)