More Trades the UFC Should Make After Swapping Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren

The UFC can trade talent? That’s a thing? Well, apparently. If you missed the news, first reported by ESPN.com’s Ariel Helwani , the UFC and ONE FC orchestrated a deal to exchange Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren…

The UFC can trade talent? That’s a thing? Well, apparently. If you missed the news, first reported by ESPN.com’s Ariel Helwani , the UFC and ONE FC orchestrated a deal to exchange Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren…

Ryan Bader Not Worried About Fedor’s Mystique

Ryan Bader isn’t concerned with being in awe of Fedor Emelianenko. Bader is set to clash with “The Last Emperor” in the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix finals. The action will take place inside The Forum in Inglewood, California…

Ryan Bader isn’t concerned with being in awe of Fedor Emelianenko. Bader is set to clash with “The Last Emperor” in the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix finals. The action will take place inside The Forum in Inglewood, California on Jan. 26. Bader will have the chance to become Bellator’s first two-division champion as he […]

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Bellator 208 Medical Suspensions: Chael Sonnen Receives Short Ban

Check out the full list of Bellator 208 medical suspensions, featuring Chael Sonnen who will be forced to sit 30 days.

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Several competitors on the Bellator 208 card have received medical suspensions from the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).

After his first-round TKO loss to Fedor Emelianenko in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix semi-finals, Chael Sonnen will be forced to sit 30 days. Fedor received a seven-day ban after his victory.

Andy Martin leads the way with a 60-day suspension, while both Ryan Castro and Jessica Ruiz have received 45-day suspensions. You can check out the full list of medical suspensions below (via MMA Fighting):

  • Andy Main: 60 days
  • Ryan Castro: 45 days
  • Jessica Ruiz: 45 days
  • Chael Sonnen: 30 days
  • Timothy Johnson: 30 days
  • Christian Medina: 30 days
  • Eric Olsen: 30 days
  • Anatoly Tokov: 14 days
  • Fedor Emelianenko: 7 days
  • Benson Henderson: 7 days
  • Saad Awad: 7 days
  • Cheick Kongo: 7 days
  • Alexander Shlemenko: 7 days
  • Henry Corrales: 7 days
  • Jerome Mickle: 7 days
  • Nick Fiore: 7 days
  • Tommy Espinosa: 7 days
  • Sukhrob Aydarbekov: 7 days
  • Zarrukh Adashev: 7 days
  • Drews Rodriguez: 7 days
  • Michael Diorio: 7 days
  • Dennis Buzukja: 7 days
  • Jeremy Puglia: 7 days
  • Jennifer Chieng: 7 days
  • Shaquan Moore: 7 days
  • David Meshkhoradze: 7 days

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Ryan Bader: Fedor’s Mystique Will Be Gone When We Step In The Cage

It looks like Ryan Bader will be treating heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko as just another man when they share the Bellator cage together.

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Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader says Fedor Emelianenko’s mystique will be gone once they step into the cage together.

Both men earned their right to fight for the Bellator heavyweight title in January. Bader and Fedor made it through a grueling Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament and will compete for the vacant title against one another.

Fedor, 42, is a heavyweight legend in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). As one of the most dominant fighters of his time, this certainly presents a huge opportunity for Bader. However, “Darth” isn’t looking at “The Last Emporer” as if he’s a mythical being. Instead, he’s treating the Russian like he’s any other man (via MMA Junkie):

“I think he gets just as anxious and nervous and all that like the rest of us, and I could see that,” Bader said. “For me, it’s just – I’m not going to put him on a pedestal. I’m going to go out and do what I do.

“I’m coming out as the champ, as ‘I’m going to go out there and beat him.’ I’m the best in the world. That’s my mentality. The mystique and all that about it, it’s going to be gone. It’s very cool when I can look back later at it. But right now I’ve just go to see him as just another man.”

Bader and Fedor will headline Bellator’s show in Las Angeles, California in January. The card currently doesn’t have a number assigned to it as of this writing. Nonetheless, the event goes down from The Forum in Los Angeles, California on January 26, 2019.

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Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko Early Betting Odds Released

The early betting odds for the final bout of the Bellator heavyweight tournament.

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Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko early betting odds have been released as the two fighters are preparing for this fight.

Bellator President Scott Coker has already confirmed that the tournament final will take place at The Forum in Los Angeles, California on January 26, 2019.

Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko Odds

Bovada.lv has released the odds that lists Bader as a -450 favorite. If you place this bet then it means that there is an 82 percent probability of victory in the fight.

If you think and bet on Fedor to win this fight then Emelianenko comes back as a +325 underdog. For those who plan on betting on this fight, a winning bet of $100 on Bader would earn you $122.20, while the same $100 on Emelianenko would net $425.

Fedor beat Chael Sonnen at Bellator 208 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York by first round TKO. Before this, in the main event of the Bellator 198 event, the MMA legend finished former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

The finish saw him land strikes in the first round at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on the Paramount Network. This bout served as the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bout.

The Bellator light heavyweight champion scored a decision win over Matt Mitrione at Bellator 207. This served the headliner at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

This served as a heavyweight grand prix semifinal bout. Before this fight, Bader picked up a first-round knockout victory over Muhammed Lawal in the quarterfinals of this tournament. This fight went down at the Bellator 199 event on the Paramount Network at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

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Chael Sonnen Believes Fedor Is Greatest Heavyweight Of All Time

Chael Sonnen believes Fedor Emelianenko is at the top of the list when it comes to all-time great heavyweights. Sonnen did battle with Emelianenko in the semifinals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix. “The Last Emperor” scored a f…

Chael Sonnen believes Fedor Emelianenko is at the top of the list when it comes to all-time great heavyweights. Sonnen did battle with Emelianenko in the semifinals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix. “The Last Emperor” scored a first-round TKO victory. Emelianenko will now meet light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader in the finals on […]

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