WATCH: Ryan Bader KO’s Fedor Emelianenko in 35 Seconds

It was expected to be the most difficult challenge Ryan Bader would face on his seemingly unstoppable quest to clinch the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix championship. However, it ended up just being another short day at the office for “Darth Bader.”

Ryan Bader

Watch: Bader Defeats King Mo with 1st-Round KO at Bellator 199

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Ryan Bader’s first punch as a heavyweight was enough to put the rest of the division on notice – and moved the 34-year-old fighter one step closer to getting a second championship belt wrapped around his waist.

AP Jeff Chiu

Fedor Emelianenko Announces Return to MMA

Fedor Emelianenko, arguably the greatest mixed-martial artist in the short history of the sport, announced a return to action on Saturday night.


Brock Lesnar Rules Out MMA Return

Brock Lesnar, the professional wrestler who elevated mainstream interest in the UFC, has opted against a return to mixed-martial arts (MMA).

Brock Lesnar (Erik Jamison-AP)