Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for results and play-by-play (main event) as Bellator 290 comes to the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.
The headliner for the card is the retirement fight of MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko. He will rematch Ryan Bader with the Bellator Heavyweight Championship up for grabs. Bader defeated Fedor in just 35 seconds in their first fight to claim the vacant title in early 2019, and he has held it ever since.
The co-main will be for the Bellator middleweight title, with Johnny Eblen defending against Anatoly Tokov.
This card is unique in the fact that the three-fight main card will air live on CBS and Paramount+. The eleven-fight main card will kick off at 6pm ET/3pm PT, and will be streamed on Bellator’s YouTube channel. The main card will kick off at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
Join us and let us know what you think of tonight’s fights.
Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko
Round 1 – Let’s go. Fedor wades in with a right but misses. Jab from Bader. Again. Right from Bader. He shoots but nothing there. Lead right from Fedor. Left hook from Bader. Bader wades in with big shots and drops Fedor. He’s bleeding. Bader stacks him and looks for the kill but Fedor defends. Bader passes to half. He’s clipping Fedor with short shots and now unloading with hammerfists. Fedor is turtling. This is gonna get stopped. And it has been.
Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko via TKO (strikes), round 1
Johnny Eblen defeated Anatoly Tokov via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
Brennan Ward defeated Sabah Homasi via TKO (strikes), 1:34 of round 2
Lorenz Larkin defeated Mukhamed Berkhamov via KO (elbow), 1:41 of round 1
Henry Corrales defeated Akhmed Magomedov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ali Isaev and Steve Mowry went to a draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Chris Gonzalez defeated Max Rohskopf via TKO (strikes), 1:22 of round 2
Grant Neal defeated Karl Albrektsson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Diana Avsaragova defeated Alejandra Lara via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Nikita Mikhailov defeated Darrion Caldwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Neiman Gracie vs. Dante Schiro
Jaylon Bates vs. Jornel Lugo
Isaiah Hokit vs. Peter Ishiguro
Ethan Hughes vs. Yusuf Karakaya
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