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When is Bader vs Emelianenko?
Ryan Bader is set to face Fedor Emelianenko in the main event of Bellator 290, on Saturday 4th February 2023 at Kia Forum in Inglewood.
The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there is no weight limit.
This contest is for the Bellator heavyweight championship.
Bader vs Emelianenko stats
Ryan Bader steps into the octagon with a record of 30 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Fedor Emelianenko will make his way to the cage with a record of 40 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 15 by submission.
The stats suggest that Bader and Emelianenko have similar power, both with a 40% knock out percentage.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Emelianenko will have a large advantage over Bader, boosting at 38% submission rate over Bader's 10%.
Ryan Bader is the younger man by 7 years, at 39 years old.
Bader has a height advantage of 2 inches over Emelianenko. Despite this, Emelianenko has 1-inch reach advantage.
Bader is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 year and 10 months later than Emelianenko, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He has fought 20 more professional rounds, 88 to Emelianenko's 68.
Bader vs Emelianenko form
Ryan Bader has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Cheick Kongo at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had defeated Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 273 on 29th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Footprint Center, Phoenix, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Corey Anderson at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
Before that, 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.
He had 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.
Fedor Emelianenko has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Timothy Johnson at Bellator MMA on 23rd October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had won against Quinton Jackson at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ryan Bader at Bellator 214 on 26th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Los Angeles, United States.
Before that, he had beat Chael Sonnen at Bellator 208 on 13th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
He had defeated Frank Mir at Bellator 198 on 28th April 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at AllState Arena, Rosemont.
In terms of recent activity, Ryan Bader has been fighting more than Fedor Emelianenko.
Ryan Bader last fought 7 months ago, while Fedor Emelianenko's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 13 days ago.
Bader's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Emelianenko's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Bader vs Emelianenko?
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Bader vs Emelianenko US streams
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Bader vs Emelianenko UK streams
Free UK Stream
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