Scott Coker Calls Ryan Bader The Best Heavyweight In The World Following UFC 241

Bellator president Scott Coker believes his heavyweight champion in Ryan Bader is the best in the world and made sure to let everyone know following UFC 241. Stipe Miocic regained the heavyweight title following his fourth-round TKO win over Daniel Cormier in the UFC 241 headliner this past weekend. In the process, the Cleveland native […]

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Bellator president Scott Coker believes his heavyweight champion in Ryan Bader is the best in the world and made sure to let everyone know following UFC 241.

Stipe Miocic regained the heavyweight title following his fourth-round TKO win over Daniel Cormier in the UFC 241 headliner this past weekend. In the process, the Cleveland native also reestablished his claim as being the greatest heavyweight of all time.

Miocic was already regarded as the greatest heavyweight champion of all time after breaking the record for title defenses (3). However, many believed Cormier could be recognized as the heavyweight GOAT if he registered two wins over Miocic.

However, that’s not the case now as many firmly believe that title belongs to Miocic. Except for Coker who sent out a cheeky tweet following the event:

@RyanBader is the best heavyweight fighter on the planet,” he tweeted.

There were previous talks of a cross-promotional super fight between Cormier and Bader, especially as they were slated to fight each other in the UFC. One wonders if that will continue with Miocic now reigning as the heavyweight champion.

Do you think Miocic or Bader is the best heavyweight in the world?

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Ryan Bader Lays Out How He’ll Defend Two Titles Consistently

Bellator MMA double champion Ryan Bader will be making his first heavyweight title defense at Bellator 226 on September 7 against Cheick Kongo. Initially, Bader did not know if he would be defending his light heavyweight or heavyweight title next. In t…

Bellator MMA double champion Ryan Bader will be making his first heavyweight title defense at Bellator 226 on September 7 against Cheick Kongo. Initially, Bader did not know if he would be defending his light heavyweight or heavyweight title next. In the end, Bader decided to continue being a company man when it was revealed […]

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Ryan Bader Won’t Downplay Cheick Kongo’s Winning Streak

Ryan Bader says Cheick Kongo didn’t always fight the best opposition, but he realizes that an eight-fight winning streak is no small feat. Bader is scheduled to defend his heavyweight title against Cheick Kongo in the main event of Bellator 226. …

Ryan Bader says Cheick Kongo didn’t always fight the best opposition, but he realizes that an eight-fight winning streak is no small feat. Bader is scheduled to defend his heavyweight title against Cheick Kongo in the main event of Bellator 226. The event will be held inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California on […]

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Tito Ortiz Open To Rematch With Bellator ‘Champ-Champ’ Ryan Bader

Tito Ortiz has a victory over Ryan Bader, but he hopes lightning can strike twice. Back in July 2011, Ortiz and Bader fought under the UFC banner. Bader was a -600 favorite going into the fight according to 5Dimes. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy&#…

Tito Ortiz has a victory over Ryan Bader, but he hopes lightning can strike twice. Back in July 2011, Ortiz and Bader fought under the UFC banner. Bader was a -600 favorite going into the fight according to 5Dimes. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” pulled off a massive upset, submitting Bader in the first round. […]

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Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo Annonuced For Bellator 226

Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo has been made official. Earlier today (July 11), Bellator sent out a press release confirming the heavyweight title matchup. Bader will put his heavyweight gold up for grabs for the first time. “Darth” won the ti…

Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo has been made official. Earlier today (July 11), Bellator sent out a press release confirming the heavyweight title matchup. Bader will put his heavyweight gold up for grabs for the first time. “Darth” won the title back in Jan. 2019, starching Fedor Emelianenko in the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight […]

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Ryan Bader Defends Heavyweight Title Against Cheick Kongo At Bellator 226

Bellator 226 has a main event. The Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion announced today (Thurs. July 11, 2019) that Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will defend his title against Cheick Kongo in the main event. This will be Bader’s first defense of the heavyweight title since winning the strap in the Heavyweight Grand Prix […]

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Bellator 226 has a main event. The Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion announced today (Thurs. July 11, 2019) that Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will defend his title against Cheick Kongo in the main event.

This will be Bader’s first defense of the heavyweight title since winning the strap in the Heavyweight Grand Prix finale against Fedor Emelianenko in January. Bader is undefeated since joining Bellator in 2017. He is currently on a seven-fight win streak, five of those wins coming under the Bellator banner.

Three of his five Bellator fights have been won via stoppage. Bader also reigns as the light heavyweight champion of the promotion, but will be defending his heavyweight strap first. He’ll take on Kongo, another man on an impressive run with an eight-fight win streak. That win streak has included a few close decisions and a pair of knockout victories.

Kongo last challenged for the Bellator heavyweight title back in 2014 but came up short against Vitaly Minakov. Now, he’ll get another crack at Bellator 226. The show goes down from the SAP Center in San Jose, California on September 7. Later that month, the promotion will be getting its Featherweight Grand Prix tournament underway as well with an excellent title bout.

What do you think about Bader taking on Kongo for the heavyweight title?

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