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Bellator MMA returns on Friday night with Bellator 256, live from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will meet Lyoto Machida in a five-round Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal bout in the night’s main event. The two men met once previously under the UFC banner with Machida coming out on top back in 2012.
Early weigh-ins for the event took place at 9 a.m. ET today, followed by ceremonial weigh-ins at 1 p.m. ET. That stream can be viewed above.
Bellator 256: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida 2 fight card, live stream & TV info.
The Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix kicks off this Friday as current heavyweight champion Ryan Bader takes on Lyoto Machida for the second time in his career.
Machida and Bader first met in the UFC in 2012, with Machida coming away with the win via second-round knockout. Now nine years later, Bader will look to avenge his loss and move forward in the tournament in an effort to get his light heavyweight title back. Bader is coming off his first loss in over five years after he lost his world title to Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 244. Machida is certainly in need of a win here, not only to advance in the tournament, but to avoid going 0-3 in his last three bouts. Machida is coming off back-to-back split decision losses to Gegard Mousasi and Phil Davis.
Also on the main card is the return of both Cat Zingano and Liz Carmouche, as well as a solid featherweight matchup between Jeremy Kennedy and Adam Borics.
Here is all of the broadcast information you need for Bellator 256:
Date: Friday, Apr. 9, 2021
Start Time: Prelims start at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, Main Card starts at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Location: Uncasville, CT
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Bellator 256 sees the launch of the promotion’s next grand prix, at light heavyweight.
Topped by a rematch nine years in the making between Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida (which is also the first fight in the tournament), the show also features a potential title eliminator between Liz Carmouche and Vanessa Porto, plus the return of “Alpha” Cat Zingano.
With the event going down Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, Thursday was weigh-in day. Only one fighter was heavy for the event, as Jeffrey Glossner came in 1.8lbs over the bantamweight limit for his bout against Jaylon Bates.
Full weigh-in results are below. A video of the ceremonial weigh-ins, kicking off at 1PM ET, can be found above. The event takes place Friday, April 9, 2021 and airs live on Showtime.
Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida go face-to-face on the Bellator 256 weigh-in live stream.
The Bellator 256 weigh-in is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Thursday. You can watch the video live stream above and check back below for results as the conclusion of the weigh-in.
Bellator 256 takes place from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, April 9. The Showtime card is headlined by a Light Heavyweight Grand Prix opener: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida. Keep up with Fightful for all your event-related coverage.