The Bellator cage returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut for Bellator 256 on Friday night. In the main event, current heavyweight champion and former light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will rematch Lyoto Machida in the first round of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix.Machida won the first meeting between the two, scoring a knockout win in a fight that came back in August 2012 under the UFC banner. Bader would go 8-2 in his next 10 fights in the UFC before making the jump to Bellator, where his career fully blossomed. Bader defeated Phil Davis in his first Bellator fight, winning the light heavyweight championship. He followed up that victory with a title defense and then a three-fight run to win in the Heavyweight World Grand Prix.
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Complete Bellator 256 results below:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)