On Saturday, Jan. 26, Bellator MMA will host its 214th event from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

In the night’s main event, the promotion will crown a new heavyweight champion as it concludes its heavyweight grand prix tournament when MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko clashes with the promotion’s current light heavyweight titleholder Ryan Bader. Emelianenko punched his ticket to the finals with finishes of Frank Mir and Chael Sonnen, whereas Bader demolished Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal before going the distance with Matt Mitrione in the semifinals.

The action kicks off with a preliminary-card stream on the promotion’s website at 7 p.m. ET. The night’s main card will be simulcast on the Paramount Network and DAZN at 9 p.m. ET.



The fighters hit the scales on Friday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. ET. Video of the action (courtesy of Bellator MMA) appears above, while the results will appear below.

Bellator 214 Weigh-in Results
Fedor Emelianenko (236.2) vs. Ryan Bader (227.8) – heavyweight grand prix final
Henry Corrales (145.7) vs. Aaron Pico (145.5)
Jake Hager (238) vs. J.W. Kiser (224.3)
Juan Archuleta (135.8) vs. Ricky Bandejas (135.9)
Adel Altamimi (144.9) vs. Brandon McMahan (144.7)
Steve Ramirez (134.9) vs. Desmond Torres (135.1)
Ian Butler (169.3) vs. Craig Plaskett (170.9)
James Barnes (135.7) vs. Ryan Lilley (135.8)
Sean Johnson (252) vs. Art Rivas (255.8)
Weber Almeida (136.8)* vs. Odan Chinchilla (135)
A.J. Agazarm (159.6) vs. Jesse Roberts (159.8)
Jesse Merrit (169.4) vs. Thor Skancke (168.4)
Jorge Juarez (154.2) vs. David Pacheco (155.8)
Osman Diaz (188.3) vs. Christopher Reyes (187.9)
Tyler Beneke (144) vs. Jay Jay Wilson (146)

* – Almeida was fined 20 percent of his fight purse for missing weight. He will forfeit 20 percent of his win bonus if he defeats Chinchilla.

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