Ryan Bader Makes History, Knocks Out Fedor Emelianenko • MMA News
UPDATE: Ryan Bader has become the first fighter in Bellator history to hold two titles simultaneously. He knocked out Fedor Emelianenko in a matter of seconds to become the Bellator heavyweight champion.
Bellator 214 (see weigh-in results here) is set to begin.
The card will take place tonight (Jan. 26) inside The Forum in Inglewood, California. The main card is set to feature five bouts. This will be the first Bellator event of 2019.
In the main event, Fedor Emelianenko will collide with Ryan Bader in the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix. The winner will be recognized as the new Bellator heavyweight champion. The co-main event features featherweight action. Aaron Pico will share the cage with Henry Corrales. Fight fans will also see the professional mixed martial arts debut of Jake Hager, known as Jack Swagger in WWE. The main card airs on the Paramount Network and DAZN at 9 p.m. ET.
You can catch a live stream of the prelims above beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Keep refreshing the page for updated results below:
Ryan Bader def. Fedor Emelianenko via KO (punches) – R1, 0:35
Henry Corrales def. Aaron Pico via KO (punches) – R1, 1:07
Jake Hager def. J.W. Kiser via submission (arm triangle choke) – R1, 2:09
Juan Archuleta def. Ricky Bandejas via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Adel Altamimi def. Brandon McMahan via submission (armbar) – R1, 1:16
Jorge Juarez vs. David Pacheco*
Osman Diaz vs. Christopher Reyes*
Thor Skancke def. Jesse Merritt via submission (north-south choke) – R1, 4:26
Jesse Roberts def. A.J. Agazarm via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Weber Almeida def. Odan Chinchilla via TKO (punches) – R1, 3:04
Art Rivas def. Sean Johnson via TKO (strikes) – R1, 4:30
Jay Jay Wilson def. Tyler Beneke via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 1:31
Ryan Lilley def. James Barnes via KO (head kick & punches) – R1, 1:03
Craig Plaskett def. Ian Butler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Desmond Torres def. Steve Ramirez via submission (arm triangle choke) – R1, 4:21
* – These fights did not air before the main card began