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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 11 less professional rounds, 88 to Machida's 99.
Bader vs Machida form
Bader had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had 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 won against Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 214 on 26th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Los Angeles.
Before that, he had beat Matt Mitrione at Bellator 207 on 12th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had defeated Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 199 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.
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 defeated 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 beat Vitor Belfort at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lyoto Machida had been fighting more than Ryan Bader.
Going to this contest, Ryan Bader had last fought 2 years, 3 months and 8 days ago, while Lyoto Machida's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 18 days ago.
Bader's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Machida's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 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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