Ryan Bader is sticking around in Bellator.
On Tuesday afternoon, MMAFighting’s Danny Segura confirmed the reigning Bellator light heavyweight and heavyweight champion had inked an exclusive multi-year deal with the promotion.
In terms of competition, Bader (27-5) was last seen earning his heavyweight crown with a first round destruction of mixed martial arts icon Fedor Emelianenko in January. This result was the culmination of Bader’s reign of terror through the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, where fans saw him demolish Muhammed Lawal and Matt Mitrione en route to capturing his second championship.
To date, Bader has yet to taste defeat since making the jump from the UFC to Bellator.