Ryan Bader Return to 205-Pounds to Rematch Former Champion Lyoto Machida on April 9

BELLATOR MMA™ CONFIRMS FULL FIGHT CARD FOR BELLATOR 256 ON SHOWTIME® THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 9 AT 9 P.M. ET

BELLATOR MMA has today confirmed the full fight card for BELLATOR MMA 256: Bader vs. Machida 2 this Friday, April 9 inside the “FightSphere” at Mohegan Sun Arena. The event is the second of three straight weeks of action on SHOWTIME with the card set to begin live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. ET.

The BELLATOR MMA Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix kicks off with a Quarterfinal matchup featuring former two-division champion and No. 1 contender Ryan Bader (27-6, 1 NC) and fourth-ranked Lyoto Machida (26-10) in an exciting rematch between the two veterans.

Four other exciting bouts round out the BELLATOR MMA 256 main card on SHOWTIME, including No. 2 Liz Carmouche (14-7) taking on the debuting Vanessa Porto (22-8) at flyweight, a women’s featherweight matchup between No. 3 Cat Zingano (11-4) and Knoxville, Tennessee-native Olivia Parker (4-1), a men’s featherweight contest pitting No. 3 Adam Borics (16-1) against No. 8 Jeremy Kennedy (16-2, 1 NC) and No. 3 Goiti Yamauchi (25-4) versus newly signed Dan Moret (14-6) in an explosive opening lightweight bout.

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As part of the launch of BELLATOR MMA on SHOWTIME, the network is offering viewers who are new to the SHOWTIME streaming service a 30-day free trial, followed by a discounted monthly subscription fee of $4.99/month for the next six months. Viewers can sign up at SHO.com/BellatorMMA. Subscribers will be delivered two premier BELLATOR MMA events per month throughout 2021 and beyond, with all events scheduled to air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT anywhere the SHOWTIME service is available.

The preliminary card is set for eight bouts and is highlighted by a battle of top-10 bantamweights, as No. 8 Cass Bell (5-1) takes on No. 10 Jornel Lugo (5-0). Plus, undefeated middleweight Dalton Rosta (4-0), former featherweight title challenger Talita Nogueira (7-2), undefeated featherweight prospect Cody Law (2-0) and lightweight Nainoa Dung (3-2) are also scheduled to compete. All prelims will stream live at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Pluto TV. Full bout listings are below:

Updated Official BELLATOR MMA Fighter Rankings (April 13)

BELLATOR MMA 256: Bader vs. Machida 2 Main Card:

SHOWTIME

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Light Heavyweight WGP Quarterfinal Bout: #1-Ryan Bader (205) vs. #4-Lyoto Machida (204.6)

Flyweight Co-Main Event: #2-Liz Carmouche (125.4) vs. Vanessa Porto (126)

Featherweight Bout: #3-Adam Borics (145.8) vs. #8-Jeremy Kennedy (145.7)

Featherweight Bout: #3-Cat Zingano (145.2) vs. Olivia Parker (145.4)

Lightweight Bout: #3-Goiti Yamauchi (155.8) vs. Dan Moret (155.6)

Preliminary Card:

BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV

6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT

Middleweight Bout: Dalton Rosta (185.5) vs. Tony Johnson (185.2)

Featherweight Bout: Talita Nogueira (146) vs. Jessica Borga (145.2)

Bantamweight Bout: #8-Cass Bell (135.6) vs. #10-Jornel Lugo (135)

Featherweight Bout: Cody Law (145.2) vs. Nathan Ghareeb (143.8)

Bantamweight Bout: Jaylon Bates (136) vs. Jeffrey Glossner (137.8)*

Lightweight Bout: Nainoa Dung (155.9) vs. Izzy William (156)

Flyweight Bout: Diana Avsaragova (125.8) vs. Tara Graff (125.2)

Bantamweight Bout: John Douma (135.4) vs. Will Smith (134.6)


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