Bellator’s second event of the year took place Friday with Bellator 256 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The opening fight of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix headlined the card. Former champ Ryan Bader (28-6 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) became the first man to advance to the semifinal round when he beat Lyoto Machida (26-11 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) by unanimous decision , avenging a knockout loss from August 2012. For more on the numbers, check below for 15 post-event facts to come out of Bellator 256.

Bellator 256 predictions: Ryan Bader or Lyoto Machida in tournament rematch?

April 8, 2021

Bellator 256 faceoff video highlights: Cat Zingano returns in vintage fashion

April 8, 2021

Bellator 253 winner Jeremy Kennedy ready to enter featherweight mix

November 20, 2020

Bellator 253′s Jeremy Kennedy says leaving PFL for Bellator ‘worked out really well’

November 18, 2020

Jeremy Kennedy vs. Matt Bessette added to Bellator 253

October 30, 2020

PFL’s Jeremy Kennedy not bitter about fighting two opponents who failed drug tests in same night

March 19, 2020

PFL 2019, Week 2 weigh-in results: One fighter pulled for 2019 season

May 22, 2019

Stream or download MMA Junkie Radio #2912 with Jon Anik, Jeremy Kennedy

May 4, 2019

Watch MMA Junkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Jon Anik, Jeremy Kennedy

May 3, 2019

PFL’s latest roster reveal includes Satoshi Ishii and return of Francimar Barroso

April 1, 2019

UFC 221 video highlights: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Jeremy Kennedy – with gunshot-like ground and pound

February 11, 2018

UFC 221 results: Alex Volkanovski destroys Jeremy Kennedy with second-round TKO

February 10, 2018

Report: Alex Volkanovski vs. Jeremy Kennedy booked for UFC 221 in Perth

December 23, 2017

Jeremy Kennedy out, Alex Volkanovski meets Humberto Bandenay at UFC-Sydney

October 12, 2017

Calderwood vs. Rawlings, Kennedy vs. Volkanovski set for UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney

August 24, 2017

Undefeated Jeremy Kennedy explains Gray Maynard callout after UFC on FOX 25 win

July 24, 2017

UFC on FOX 25 results: Jeremy Kennedy’s grappling shines to remain undefeated

July 22, 2017

Fan suggestion sets off battle between UFC featherweights Kyle Bochniak, Jeremy Kennedy

May 3, 2017

Have you seen Paige VanZant’s latest Reebok ad? A few fellow fighters aren’t exactly fans

April 30, 2017

UFC Fight Night 106′s Jeremy Kennedy overcame ‘reckless’ Rony Jason, Brazil itself for win

March 12, 2017
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