Bellator 256 results & discussion

Bellator 256 took place Friday, April 9th from the Mohegan Sun Hotel & Casino in Uncasville, CT. The main card aired live on Showtime and was headlined by a lightheavyweight grand prix opening round bout between Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida. The preliminary card aired live and free on YouTube (embedded below).

Main Card (Live on Showtime, 9:00 PM EST)

-Ryan Bader defeated Lyoto Machida by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-45, 49-45)
-Liz Carmouche defeated Vanessa Porto by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
-Adam Borics defeated Jeremy Kennedy by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
-Cat Zingano defeated Olivia Parker by Submission (Armbar, Round 1, 2:56)
-Dan Moret defeated Goiti Yamauchi by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (Live on YouTube, 6:00 PM EST)

-Dalton Rosta defeated Tony Johnson by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Talita Nogueira defeated Jessica Borga by Unanimous (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
-Jornel Lugo defeated Cass Bell by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
-Cody Law defeated Nathan Ghareeb Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Jylon Bates defeated Jeffrey Glossner by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 2, 1:27)
-Nainoa Dung defeated Izzy William by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
-Diana Avsaragova defeated Tara Graff by KO (Punches, Round 1, 0:29)
-John Douma defeated Will Smith by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Interesting fights

-Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida (Bader by GnP)
-Liz Carmouche vs. Vanessa Porto (Porto by decision by being better lesbian)
-Adam Borics vs. Jeremy Kennedy (Kennedy by submission after wrestling him to death)
-Olivia Parker vs. Cat Zingano (Zingano by GnP)
-Dan Moret vs. Goiti Yamauchi (Yamaguchi by submission in Rd. 1)
Tony Johnson vs. Dalton Rosta (Rosta by GnP due to steroid abuse)
-Jessica Borga vs. Talita Nogueira (Nogueira by decision)
-Cass Bell vs. Jornel Lugo (Lugo by KO)
-Nathan Ghareeb vs. Cody Law (Law by GnP after dominating him with wrestling)
-Jylon Bates vs. Jeffrey Glossner (Glossner decision)
-Nainoa Dung vs. Izzy William (Dung by decsion)
-Diana Avsaragova vs. Tara Graff (Avsaragova by submission)
-John Douma vs. Will Smith (Douma by submission)

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Will Smith on the card.


When did Machida get that new nose?

All this except Borics by tko.

Thanks for the info Chris.

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Stoked for Kennedy vs Borics!!


Man Machida is the guy who brought me into this sport (ufc 98). Every dog has their reign, he should’ve stopped on top after Chael but I guess it’s hard to say no to a 6 figure paycheck. lol his nose is hella broken too, hope he can land flush again on Bader but Bader looks better physically.


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I like Douma, he’s an acquaintance, but I think judges got that fight wrong.

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how roided is Bader these days?


Showtime? That channel is still around fuck

I’m done with Bellator changed my channel lineup twice and paid for DAZN, now they want me to get showtime! fuckem!