Bellator 290: ‘Bader vs. Fedor 2’ Live Results and Highlights

By Chris Taylor - February 4, 2023

The cage returns to Inglewood, California, for tonight’s Bellator 290 event, a 14-bout fight card headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader 2.

Ryan Bader, Fedor Emelianenko

The MMA legend and arguably greatest heavyweight of all time, Emelianenko (40-6 MMA), will be making his final cage appearance this evening. ‘The Last Emperor‘ is coming off back-to-back first-round knockout victories over Timothy Johnson and Quinton Jackson in his most recent efforts. Those wins were preceded by a TKO loss to Ryan Bader at Bellator 214, in a bout that lasted just 35-seconds.

Meanwhile, Bader (30-7 MMA) will be looking to earn the third defense of his Bellator heavyweight title when he rematches Fedor Emelianenko this evening. ‘Darth’ is coming off back-to-back decision wins over Cheick Kongo and Valentin Moldavsky in 2022.

Tonight’s Bellator 290 event is co-headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring reigning champion Johnny Eblen taking on challenger Anatoly Tokov.

Eblen (12-0 MMA) captured 185lbs gold by defeating Gegard Mousasi in June of last year.

Meanwhile, Anatoly Tokov (31-2 MMA) has gone a perfect 7-0 since joining the Bellator ranks in February of 2017. The Russian standout scored a first-round TKO victory over Muhammad Abdullah in his most recent effort at Bellator 282.

Get all of tonight’s ‘Bader vs. Fedor 2’ Live Results and Highlights below (refresh for updates):

Bellator 290 Main Card (9pm EST on CBS)

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader (c) – Bader def. Emelianenko via TKO at 2:30 of Round 1 (Watch here)

Johnny Eblen (c) vs. Anatoly Tokov – Eblen def. Tokov by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46 x2)

Sabah Homasi vs. Brennan Ward – Ward def. Homasi via TKO at 1:34 of Round 2

Bellator 290 ‘Bader vs. Fedor 2’ Preliminary Fight Card (5pm EST on YouTube)

Lorenz Larkin vs Mukhamed Berkhamov – Larkin def. Berkhamov via KO at 1:14 of Round 1

Henry Corrales vs. Akhmed Magomedov – Corrales def. Magomedov by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Ali Isaev vs. Steve Mowry – Mowry vs. Isaev ruled a draw (28-28 x3)

Chris Gonzalez vs. Max Rohskopf – Gonzalez def. Rohskopf via TKO at 1:22 of Round 2

Karl Albrektsson vs. Grant Neal – Neal def. Albrektsson split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)

Alejandra Lara vs. Diana Avsaragova – Avsaragova def. Lara by decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)

Darrion Caldwell vs. Nikita Mikhailov – Mikhailov def. Caldwell by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Neiman Gracie vs. Dante Schiro – Gracie def. Schiro by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Jornel Lugo vs. Jaylon Bates – Bates def. Lugo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Isaiah Hokit vs. Peter Ishiguro – Hokit def. Ishiguro by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Ethan Hughes vs. Yusuf Karakaya – Karakaya def. Hughes by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Who are you picking to win tonight’s Bellator 290 heavyweight title fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader? Share your predictions in the comment section PENN Nation!


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