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Bellator 290 Fight Card, Ryan Bader vs Fedor Emelianenko for the Light Heavyweight Crown

Bellator 290 fight poster
courtesy of Bellator

That’s right, the Bellator 290 fight card will pit an mma GOAT against the current light heavyweight title holder, Ryan Bader. The event will air live on Saturday February 4, 2023 live from the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA.

Ryan Bader is looking to defend his title for the second time, since winning it in January of last year against former, interim champion, Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 273. Bader defeated Emelianenko in January of 2019 by way of round 1 TKO, which won him the heavyweight title. Now the two will square off again which will undoubtedly lead to some heavy, leather flying.

Long time MMA fans are no stranger to Russian fighter Fedor ‘The Last Emperor’ Emelianenko. Having been inactive for nearly two years should play in favor for the champion, Ryan Bader. Fader has upset some amazing fighters in the past, however, will he be able to do it again at 46. Either way, this will be his retirement fight, and we wish him the best and thank him for the years of entertaining brutality.

video courtesy of Bellator

Bellator 290 Fight Card

Main Card (airing on CBS and Paramount+ 9:00pm ET)

Ryan Bader #c (31-7-0), (-340) vs Fedor Emelianenko (40-6-0), (+280) – heavyweight title bout

Johnny Eblen (12-0-0), (-260) vs Anatoly Tokov (31-2-0), (+220) – middleweight title bout

Sabah Homasi (17-10-0), (-195) vs Brennan Ward (16-6-0), (+165) – welterweight feature bout

Prelims (airing on CBS and Paramount+ 5:55PM ET)

Lorenz Larkin (24-7-0), (+185) vs Mukhamed Berkhamov (14-0-0), (-215) – welterweight bout

Chris Gonzalez (7-2-0), (-190) vs Max Rohskopf (7-1-0), (+160) – lightweight bout

Neiman Gracie (11-4-0), (-275) vs Dante Schiro (8-4-0), (+230) – welterweight bout

Steve Mowry (10-0-0), (-135) vs Ali Isaev (9-0-0), (+115) – heavyweight bout

Darrion Caldwell (15-5-0), (+135) vs Nikita Mikhailov (9-2-0), (-155) – bantamweight bout

Henry Corrales (20-6-0), (+390) vs Akhmed Magomedov (9-0-0), (-490) – featherweight bout

Grant Neal (6-1-0), (+120) vs Karl Albrektsson (13-4-0), (-140) – light heavyweight bout

Jaylon Bates (6-0-0), (+255) vs Jornel Lugo (8-1-0), (-305) – bantamweight bout

Ethan Hughes (3-0-0), (+120) vs Yusuf Karakaya (1-0-0), (-140) – welterweight bout

Isaiah Hokit (2-1-0), () vs Peter Ishiguro (debut) – featherweight bout

Alejandra Lara (9-6-0), (-115) vs Diana Avsaragova (5-0-0), (-105) – women’s flyweight bout

That wraps it up for the Bellator 290 fight card. Be sure to tune in when the event goes live Saturday, February 4, 2023. It should be a great night for fight fans, who get to see a true GOAT in mma have a final send off in a great match and watch as Ryan Bader will look to continue his reign as champion.

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