Oct 16 2021
Saturday

Footprint Center, Phoenix, United States

Bellator 266
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
27-6-0

est. walkout:

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broadcast start time:

US - Sat 10:00pm EST / UK - N/A

14-5-0

The tape

38
Age
31
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
79.1" / 201 cm

Full record

KO 2NCKO 1UD 3KO 1
Form
KO 3KO 2KO 1UD 3UD 3
27
Wins
14
12
By KO
6
44
KO%
43
3
By Sub
0
11
SUB%
0
6
Losses
5
4
Stopped
4
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2013
34
Bouts
19
72
Rounds
45
4 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 21 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
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1
Bellator
2
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Tapology
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Ryan Bader vs Corey Anderson preview

When is Bader vs Anderson?

Ryan Bader will take on Corey Anderson, as the co-main event of Bellator 266, on Saturday 16th October 2021 at Footprint Center in Phoenix.

The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Bader vs Anderson stats

Ryan Bader steps 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 will make 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 suggest Bader has a slight advantage in power over Anderson, with a 44% knock out percentage over Anderson's 43%.

Ryan Bader is the older man by 7 years, at 38 years old.

Anderson has a height advantage of 1 inch over Bader. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Bader is 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 has fought 27 more professional rounds, 72 to Anderson's 45.

Bader vs Anderson form

Bader has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to 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, United States.

Previous to that, he lost to 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 214 on 26th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Los Angeles.

Before that, 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.

He had beat Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 199 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.

Anderson has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 been beaten by 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 won against Ilir Latifi at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.

He had defeated Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 134 on 22nd July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Corey Anderson has been fighting more than Ryan Bader.

Ryan Bader last fought 1 year and 27 days ago, while Corey Anderson's last outing was 5 months and 1 day ago.

Bader's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Anderson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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