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, 2021Start Time: Prelims start at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, Main Card starts at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PTLocation: Uncasville, CTVenue: Mohegan Sun ArenaMain Card Live Stream: ShowtimePrelims Live Stream: Bellator YouTube
Full Bellator 256: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida 2 fight cardMain Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
- Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto MachidaLiz Carmouche vs. Vanessa PortoAdam Borics vs. Jeremy KennedyCat Zingano vs. Olivia ParkerDan Moret vs. Goiti Yamauchi
Preliminary Card (Bellator YouTube, 6 p.m. ET)
- Cody Law vs. Nathan GhareebTalita Nogueira vs. Jessica BorgaDiana Avsaragova vs. Tara GraffCass Bell vs. Jornel LugoNainoa Dung vs. Izzy WilliamDalton Rosta vs. Tony JohnsonJaylon Bates vs. Jeffrey GlossnerJohn Douma vs. Will Smith
Bellator 256 takes place on Friday, April 9, 2021, live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.