Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Bader vs Anderson?
Corey Anderson beat Ryan Bader by , during the co-main event of Bellator 266, on Saturday 16th October 2021 at Footprint Center in Phoenix.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Corey Anderson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Bader vs Anderson stats
Ryan Bader stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Corey Anderson made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bader had a slight advantage in power over Anderson, with a 44% knock out percentage over Anderson's 43%.
Ryan Bader was the older man by 6 years, at 38 years old.
Anderson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Bader. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Bader was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Anderson, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 29 more professional rounds, 78 to Anderson's 49.
Bader vs Anderson form
Bader had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Lyoto Machida at Bellator 256 on 9th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 244 on 21st August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226 on 7th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.
Before that, he had beat Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 214 on 26th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Los Angeles.
He had won against Matt Mitrione at Bellator 207 on 12th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Anderson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho.
Before that, he had defeated Ilir Latifi at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.
He had won against Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 134 on 22nd July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ryan Bader had been fighting more than Corey Anderson.
Going to this contest, Ryan Bader had last fought 9 months and 11 days ago, while Corey Anderson's last outing had been 9 months and 4 days ago.
Bader's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Anderson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.