Bellator 256: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida 2 official weigh-in results
We’re just a little over 24 hours away from Bellator 256 and a little over 24 hours away from the start of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, which kicks off with the main event bout between Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida.
Before we can get to that point, however, both men, along with the rest of the card’s fighters, must first go through the Bellator 256 weigh-ins.
Coming into Bellator via free agency after his time in the UFC, Bader won the Bellator light heavyweight championship in his debut at Bellator 180, defeating Phil Davis. He’d successfully defend the title against Linton Vassell before going on to partake in the Heavyweight Grand Prix, where he’d capture the heavyweight title and become Bellator MMA’s first-ever champ-champ.
Bader dropped the light heavyweight title to Vadim Nemkov via second-round TKO in August at Bellator 244.
Also originally entering Bellator after his long UFC chapter came to an end, Machida’s promotional run began with a decision win over Rafael Carvalho and a TKO of Chael Sonnen. Since then, however, Machida has dropped back-to-back split decisions against Gegard Mousasi and Phil Davis.
Official weigh-in results for Bellator 256: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida 2
Main card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Ryan Bader (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (204.6) – light heavyweight tournament quarterfinal
Liz Carmouche (125.4) vs. Vanessa Porto (126)
Adam Borics (145.8) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (145.7)
Olivia Parker (145.4) vs. Cat Zingano (145.2)
Dan Moret (155.6) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (155.8)
Preliminary card (YouTube, 6 p.m. ET)
Tony Johnson (185.2) vs. Dalton Rosta (185.5)
Jessica Borga (145.2) vs. Talita Nogueira (146)
Cass Bell (135.6) vs. Jornel Lugo (135)
Nathan Ghareeb (143.8) vs. Cody Law (145.2)
Jaylon Bates (136) vs. Jeffrey Glossner (137.8)*
Nainoa Dung (155.9) vs. Izzy William (156)
Diana Avsaragova (125.8) vs. Tara Graff (125.2)
John Douma (135.4) vs. Will Smith (134.6)