Bellator 256 will see Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida face off in a rematch.
Bellator is formally again within the swing of issues and is attempting to get followers as hyped as attainable for his or her return to competitors in 2021. With two Grand Prix’s occurring on the identical time, and impressive-sized prospect-talent-pool to choose from, Bellator is offering some main causes to tune in. Particularly for his or her Bellator 256 card.
Clearly, the principle occasion will see Lyoto Machida tackle Ryan Bader in a struggle that may kick off the Gentle Heavyweight Grand Prix. It additionally serves as a rematch between Machida and Bader. That most important occasion isn’t the one factor price tuning to see, nonetheless.
Beneath are simply three storylines to observe as Bellator 256 unfolds dwell on Showtime.
Three causes to look at Bellator 256
Can Lyoto Machida flip again the clock?
Lyoto Machida is just not a younger man and is on a two-fight dropping streak. The soon-to-be 43-year-old has fallen to Phil Davis and Gegard Mousasi in two consecutive split-decision losses. The duty isn’t going to get any simpler with the heavyweight champion Ryan Bader. Bader is coming off of his first loss in Bellator, a TKO loss to present light-weight champion Vadim Nemkov. Nemkov proved Bader was beatable and Bader hasn’t gained a struggle since defeating MMA icon Fedor Emelienko in January of 2019. There’s a chance right here and if Machida can catch the power-wrestler, then possibly Machida may make one other run for a title.
Will Cat Zingano one step nearer to a title bout?
To be honest to Olivia Parker, she’s a gimmie fights for Cat Zingano. Nobody expects Parker to win her bouts and one has to surprise why the no. 3 ranked fighter is preventing less-than-steller skills as an alternative of high tier girls. The hope is that if/when Zingano will get her win, that she will get an enormous title subsequent. Bellator does this from time to time, giving huge names simpler fights (on paper), and hopefully, the corporate rewards followers by reserving these two powerhouses in opposition to each other subsequent.
Which prized prospect will step up?
Bellator will see a number of huge prospects step in to struggle at Bellator 256. Names like Jeremy Kennedy, Adam Borics, Cody Regulation, and Cass Bell are simply among the youthful fighters on the cardboard seeking to make a reputation for themselves. Some are going through each other, whereas others are taking a look at getting again on observe after a loss. Which one in all these prized prospects will step up?
Bellator 256 takes place on Friday, April 9, 2021, dwell from the Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, CT. Comply with together with FanSided for all of your dwell information and highlights.