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Bellator 256 Results: Bader vs. Machida 2

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Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida face off ahead of their light heavyweight main event bout Friday at Bellator 256 in Uncasville, Conn.
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MMA Fighting has Bellator 256 results for the Bader vs. Machida 2 fight card in Uncasville, Conn., and live Bellator 256 Twitter updates on Friday.

The scheduled main event features a light heavyweight rematch between ex-Bellator champion Ryan Bader and former UFC champion Lyoto Machida. The fight serves as the opening quarterfinal bout of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix.

Also on tap for the Showtime-televised event is a flyweight co-headliner between Liz Carmouche and former Invicta FC champion Vanessa Porto. The bout is Porto’s Bellator debut.

Follow Bellator 256 results below.

Main Card

Ryan Bader def. Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45, 49-45) | (live blog)

Liz Carmouche def. Vanessa Porto via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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)

Preliminary Card

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 | Watch finish

John Douma def. Will Smith via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)