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Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida 2 Photo Highlights

Ryan Bader got his revenge, and got a spot in the light heavyweight grand prix semifinals on Friday. That's the biggest news coming out of Bellator 256. Bader, the promotion's current heavyweight champ and former light heavyweight champion, defeated Lyoto...
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Talita Nogueira Addresses Illegal Strikes at Bellator 256, Wants Zingano Next

Brazilian featherweight Talita Nogueira got back in the win column at Friday's Bellator 256, but the win was not without some controversy. Twice during the fight, Nogueira (8-2) was warned for illegal strikes to the back of opponent Jessica Borga's...
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Bellator 256: Cat Zingano Says She’s “Done Enough Over Time” to Earn Title Shot

Something happened at Bellator 256 on Friday that hasn't happened since 2014: Cat Zigano put together a win streak. That's not to discredit "Alpha" Cat, who has long been one of the best female fighters in mixed martial arts. Rather,...
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Following Bellator 256, Scott Coker Says Canadian Fans Can Expect More Free Cards

Bellator 256 was a heck of a card, and if you were in Canada, you were able to watch the entire event online. For free. No Showtime subscription, no DAZN membership. That's because Bellator has yet to secure, or at...
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Diana Avsaragova Feels She Has Proved Doubters Wrong After 29 Second KO at Bellator...

Part of a stacked undercard at Bellator 256 on Friday night was the promotional debut of flyweight Diana Avsaragova — and the Russian newcomer did not disappoint. It took all of 29 seconds for Avsaragova to finish off Tara Graff...
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Bellator 256: Dalton Rosta Wants a Ranking, Calls Out Romero Cotton

Dalton Rosta is one of the most impressive middleweight prospects in mixed martial arts today. Rosta earned his fifth victory Friday at Bellator 256, over a boxing vet, and the "wrestler" out-struck his opponent all three rounds. Before the...
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Bellator 256: Ryan Bader Aims To Get Back Nemkov or Anthony Johnson Loss in...

Ryan Bader got it back, nine years in the making. His loss against Lyoto Machida, that is. The current Bellator MMA heavyweight champ and former light heavyweight champ, Bader dominated his way to victory in the opening bout of...
Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida, Bellator 256

Bellator 256 Results: Ryan Bader Slays Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida in Rematch

Kicking off the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix on Friday was a pair of familiar foes. Having first met in 2012 under the UFC banner, Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida were well acquainted with one another. But much had...
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Bellator 256 Results: Liz Carmouche Imposes Her Will Against Vanessa Porto

Who is next in line for a title shot in the women's flyweight division? Heading into Bellator 256, the smart money was on Liz Carmouche. The former UFC title challenger, in two weight classes, looked like a shoo-in to...
Adam Borics and Jeremy Kennedy, Bellator 256

Bellator 256 Results: Striking the Difference As Adam Borics Defeats Jeremy Kennedy

The featherweight division was in the spotlight on the Bellator 256 main card when Canada's Jeremy Kennedy went up against Hungary's Adam Borics. The international affair had both fighters looking to build on successful outings in their last fights. Kennedy...

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Scouting Prospects for the Contender Series Season 5: Part 1

Dana White's Contender Series is back for season five this year, potentially arriving in June. So far the show has produced talents like Sean...