Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida face off ahead of their light heavyweight main event bout Friday at Bellator 256 in Uncasville, Conn. | Bellator MMA
MMA Fighting has Bellator 256 results for the Bader vs. Machida 2 fight card in Uncasville, Conn., and live Bellator 256 Twitter updates on Friday.
The scheduled main event features a light heavyweight rematch between ex-Bellator champion Ryan Bader and former UFC champion Lyoto Machida. The fight serves as the opening quarterfinal bout of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix.
Also on tap for the Showtime-televised event is a flyweight co-headliner between Liz Carmouche and former Invicta FC champion Vanessa Porto. The bout is Porto’s Bellator debut.
Follow Bellator 256 results below.
Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida
Liz Carmouche vs. Vanessa Porto
Adam Borics vs. Jeremy Kennedy
Cat Zingano vs. Olivia Parker
Goiti Yamauchi vs. Dan Moret
Preliminary Card (MMA Fighting, 6 p.m. ET)
Talita Nogueira vs. Jessica Borga
Cass Bell vs. Jornel Lugo
Dalton Rosta vs. Tony Johnson
Cody Law def. Nathan Ghareeb via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jaylon Bates def. Jeffrey Glossner via submission (guillotine) - Round 2, 1:27
Nainoa Dung def. Izzy William via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Diana Avsaragova def. Tara Graff via KO (punch) - Round 1, 0:29
John Douma def. Will Smith via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)