Bellator 280 Results & Highlights: Bader And Romero Earn Statement Wins

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Bellator 280: Bader vs. Kongo 2 took spot unrecorded contiguous from the Accor Arena in Paris, France, and MMA News has you covered with the results and highlights!

In tonight’s main event, Bellator fans witnessed a rematch betwixt heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and his opponent, Cheick Kongo. Their archetypal bout ended successful controversy, with the combat being declared a no-contest aft an accidental oculus poke from Bader.

Bader past competed successful a heavyweight rubric unification triumph implicit Valentin Moldavsky successful January. As for Kongo, helium past fought successful August 2021 with a submission triumph implicit Sergei Kharitonov.

The co-main lawsuit featured “The Soldier of God” himself, the ageless Yoel Romero facing Alex Polizzi successful a airy heavyweight bout. Romero mislaid his Bellator debut to Phil Davis past twelvemonth via divided decision. Tonight, helium faced Polizzi, who entered with a grounds of 10-1 and a three-fight winning streak.

You tin cheque retired the Bellator 280 highlights beneath followed by the speedy results!

Gregory Babene def. Mike Shipman Lorenz Larken def. Kyle Stewart Davy Gallon def. Benjamin Brander Yoel Romero def. Alex Polizzi Ryan Bader def. Cheick Kongo BELLATOR 280 MAIN CARD (SHOWTIME, 4:00 PM ET) Bellator Heavyweight Championship Bout: Ryan Bader (c) def. Cheick Kongo via unanimous determination (50-45×3)Yoel Romero def. Alex Polizzi via TKO: R3, 4:59Davy Gallon def. Benjamin Brander via TKO: R2, 3:18Lorenz Larkin def. Kyle Stewart via TKO: R1, 4:44Gregory Babene def. Mike Shipman via knockout (punches): R1, 2:11PRELIMINARY CARD (YouTube/Pluto TV, 1:00 PM ET) Piotr Niedzielski def. Pedro Carvalho via divided determination (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)Thibault Gouti def. Lewis Long via unanimous determination (30-27×3)Jordan Barton def. Fabacary Diatta via divided determination (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)Soren Bak def. Charlie Leary via unanimous determination (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)Yves Landu def. Gavin Hughes via TKO (body kick) – Round 1, 3:01Lucie Bertaud def. Katarzyna Sadura via unanimous determination (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)Youcef Ouabbas def. Matthieu Letho via TKO (punches): R1, 4:17Bourama Camara def. Victor Verchere via knockout (punches): R1, 3:06