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Ryan Bader vs Lyoto Machida report
Who won Bader vs Machida?
Ryan Bader beat Lyoto Machida by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of Bellator 256, on Friday 9th April 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ryan Bader.
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 Machida stats
Ryan Bader stepped into the octagon 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.
Lyoto Machida made his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Bader had a slight advantage in power over Machida, with a 44% knock out percentage over Machida's 42%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Bader had a slight advantage over Machida, with a 11% submission rate over Machida's 8%.
Ryan Bader was the younger man by 5 years, at 39 years old.
Bader had a height advantage of 1 inch over Machida. Despite this, Machida had 1-inch reach advantage.
Bader was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 3 year and 10 months later than Machida, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 89 to Machida's 99.
Bader vs Machida form
Machida had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Phil Davis at Bellator 245 on 11th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had won against Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had beat Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 213 on 15th December 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
He had defeated Vitor Belfort at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Bader's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Machida's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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