Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
31-8-0
23-8-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Heavyweight Championship

The tape

40
Age
40
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
81.9" / 208 cm

Full record

KO 1KO 1UD 5UD 5KO 1
Form
KO 3KO 1KO 1SD 3KO 2
31
Wins
23
13
By KO
10
42
KO%
43
3
By Sub
8
10
SUB%
35
8
Losses
8
6
Stopped
4
2
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2008
40
Bouts
32
90
Rounds
65
6 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 30 minutes

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
1
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Tapology
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Ryan Bader vs Linton Vassell preview

When is Bader vs Vassell?

Ryan Bader could set to fight Linton Vassell, in Late 2024.

The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

The contest would be for the Bellator Heavyweight championship.

Bader vs Vassell stats

Ryan Bader would step into the octagon with a record of 31 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Linton Vassell would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

The stats suggest Vassell would have a slight advantage in power over Bader, with a 43% knock out percentage over Bader's 42%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vassell would have a large advantage over Bader, boasting a 35% submission rate over Bader's 10%.

Ryan Bader is the same age as Linton Vassell, at 40 years old.

Vassell has a height advantage of 2 inches over Bader. This also extends to a 9-inch reach advantage.

Bader is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year and 5 months earlier than Vassell, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 25 more professional rounds, 90 to Vassell's 65.

Bader vs Vassell form

Bader has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Renan Ferreira at PFL vs. Bellator: CHAMPS on 24th February 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had won against Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Cheick Kongo at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Before 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.

He had been beaten by Corey Anderson at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.

Vassell has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he was defeated by Denis Goltsov at PFL 1: 2024 Regular Season on 4th April 2024 by knockout in the 3rd round at Boeing Center, San Antonio, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 292 on 10th March 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.

Going into that contest, he had won against Timothy Johnson at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.

Before that, he had beaten Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.

He had defeated Ronny Markes at Bellator 254 on 10th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Ryan Bader has been fighting more than Linton Vassell.

Ryan Bader last fought 2 months and 22 days ago, while Linton Vassell's last outing was 1 month and 12 days ago.

Bader's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 7 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Vassell's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Bader vs Vassell?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Bader vs Vassell yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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