Bellator 256 took place last night and we’ve got all the results for you below.
In the main event of the evening, Ryan Bader avenged an old loss to Lyoto Machida from their time in the UFC.
In the opening round Machida was having some success landing kicks to the leg and body, but in the second Bader utilized his wrestling to control the action on the mat and that would continue to be the story of the fight in the rounds that followed, leading to a unanimous decision victory (49-46, 49-45 x2).
The co-main event saw another former UFC fighter Liz Carmouche going up against long-time Invicta FC competitor Vanessa Porto, and it was Carmouche who got the better of the action with striking from range and clinch work to get the unanimous decision nod (30-27 x2, 29-28).
Earlier, Cat Zingano picked up her second Bellator win with a first round armbar submission against Olivia Parker after quickly bringing her to the mat.
Ryan Bader def. Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45, 49-45)
Liz Carmouche def. Vanessa Porto via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Adam Borics def. Jeremy Kennedy via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Cat Zingano def. Olivia Parker via submission (armbar) — Round 1, 2:56
Dan Moret def. Goiti Yamauchi via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Dalton Rosta def. Tony Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Talita Nogueira def. Jessica Borga via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Jornel Lugo def. Cass Bell via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
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)