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.
Follow Bellator 256 results below.
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)
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 | Watch finish
John Douma def. Will Smith via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)