Bellator 256: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida 2 official weigh-in outcomes
We’re just a bit over 24 hours away from Bellator 256 and a little bit over 24 hours away from the beginning of the Bellator Gentle Heavyweight Grand Prix, which kicks off with the primary occasion bout between Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida.
Earlier than we are able to get to that time, nevertheless, each males, together with the remainder of the cardboard’s fighters, should first undergo the Bellator 256 weigh-ins.
Coming into Bellator through free company after his time within the UFC, Bader received the Bellator mild heavyweight championship in his debut at Bellator 180, defeating Phil Davis. He’d efficiently defend the title in opposition to Linton Vassell earlier than occurring to partake within the Heavyweight Grand Prix, the place he’d seize the heavyweight title and turn out to be Bellator MMA’s first-ever champ-champ.
Bader dropped the sunshine heavyweight title to Vadim Nemkov through second-round TKO in August at Bellator 244.
Additionally initially getting into Bellator after his lengthy UFC chapter got here to an finish, Machida’s promotional run started with a choice win over Rafael Carvalho and a TKO of Chael Sonnen. Since then, nevertheless, Machida has dropped back-to-back cut up choices in opposition to Gegard Mousasi and Phil Davis.
Official weigh-in outcomes for Bellator 256: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida 2
Major card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Ryan Bader (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (204.6) – mild heavyweight match quarterfinal
Liz Carmouche (125.4) vs. Vanessa Porto (126)
Adam Borics (145.8) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (145.7)
Olivia Parker (145.4) vs. Cat Zingano (145.2)
Dan Moret (155.6) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (155.8)
Preliminary card (YouTube, 6 p.m. ET)
Tony Johnson (185.2) vs. Dalton Rosta (185.5)
Jessica Borga (145.2) vs. Talita Nogueira (146)
Cass Bell (135.6) vs. Jornel Lugo (135)
Nathan Ghareeb (143.8) vs. Cody Regulation (145.2)
Jaylon Bates (136) vs. Jeffrey Glossner (137.8)*
Nainoa Dung (155.9) vs. Izzy William (156)
Diana Avsaragova (125.8) vs. Tara Graff (125.2)
John Douma (135.4) vs. Will Smith (134.6)
Bellator 256 takes place on Friday, April 9, 2021, reside from the Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, CT. Comply with together with FanSided for all of your reside information and highlights.