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April 9


How to Watch Bellator 256 Fight Live: Stream Bader vs Machida 2 Fight Live, Online TV Guide, Start Time, Where and How Can I Watch Bellator 256 Live?

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Here are the full results for Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida 2 which takes place on April 9, 2021, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The event will be headlined by a Quarterfinal of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament. The headliner will be a rematch between former Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion Ryan Bader and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida.

It has been almost a decade since Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida faced off in the cage. Now, they will finally run it back.

On August 4, 2012, Machida defeated Bader via knockout in round two of their UFC battle on FOX television. Now, both men are under the Bellator umbrella and Bader, the promotion’s current heavyweight champion and a former ‘champ-champ’, will view revenge over the Brazilian as the perfect way to begin his path back to the light-heavy belt he lost last summer to Vadim Nemkov.

Machida, meanwhile, is now 42 years of age and must repeat his 2012 feat over the American if he is to embark on an Indian summer in the light-heavy Grand Prix tournament. With defeats in his last two outings against Gegard Mousasi and Phil Davis, this could be his last crack at the big time.

Here’s how you can watch Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida 2.

Date: Friday, Apr. 9
Time: 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET
The latest Bellator event takes place today (Friday Apr. 9). The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. local time on the American East coast, which is 11 p.m. for British fans and midnight Saturday Apr. 10 in Europe.

The main card is then expected to commence from 9 p.m. Eastern, which is 2 a.m. in the UK and 3 a.m. Central European Time.

As ever, the main event cagewalks will depend on how long the rest of the card runs.

U.S.: Showtime
U.K.: BBC iPlayer
Showtime will air the Bellator 256 main card in the United States, while the BBC have signed a deal with Bellator to stream their 2021 events via their iPlayer service on televisions and devices.
The card takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The venue has staged a large number of combat sports events during the COVID-19 pandemic and is in full compliance with the latest health and safety protocol.

The Bellator cage returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut for Bellator 256 on Friday night. In the main event, current heavyweight champion and former light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will rematch Lyoto Machida in the first round of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix.

Machida won the first meeting between the two, scoring a knockout win in a fight that came back in August 2012 under the UFC banner. Bader would go 8-2 in his next 10 fights in the UFC before making the jump to Bellator, where his career fully blossomed. Bader defeated Phil Davis in his first Bellator fight, winning the light heavyweight championship. He followed up that victory with a title defense and then a three-fight run to win in the Heavyweight World Grand Prix.

After his 5-0 start to his Bellator career, Bader fought Cheick Kongo in a heavyweight title defense that ended in a no contest due to an accidental eye poke by Bader. He returned to light heavyweight this past August to defend his 205-pound championship, but was dominated by Vadim Nemkov before being knocked out in the second round.

Machida, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, won his final two UFC bouts before making his own jump to Bellator, winning his first two fights in the promotion. Machida has now hit a downswing, dropping a split decision to Gegard Mousasi at middleweight and a split decision to Phil Davis at light heavyweight.

Both men will be looking to get back in the win column and advance to the semifinals of the tournament with aspirations of once again holding championship gold.

In the co-main event, Liz Carmouche and Vanessa Porto battle out for what could be No. 1 contender status in the women’s flyweight division. Carmouche, a former UFC title challenger, picked up a third-round submission in her promotional debut in September. A win over a very tough Porto moves her one step closer to a shot at champion Juliana Velasquez.

Here’s the fight card for Bellator 256 with the latest odds from William Hill Sportsbook.


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