Bellator 214—Fedor vs. Bader: Preview and Predictions

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Bellator 214 features a ton of talent and carries a lot of hype. The debut of ex-WWE star Jack Hager (or Jack Swagger for my WWE buffs) coupled with the epic finale of the heavyweight grand prix already makes this a must watch card! But that isn’t all, we get the return of Ricky Bandejas against Juan Archuleta AND rising star Aaron Pico takes on Henry Corrales in his toughest matchup to date!

Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (38-5) vs. Ryan ” Darth” Bader (26-5)

Ryan Bader is on a quest to become Bellator’s first double champ but faces what many consider the greatest heavyweight of all time. Bader has beaten King Mo and Matt Mitrione to advance to the finals and now he just has to topple the giant that is Fedor Emelianenko.

Fedor has fought and beaten the best of the best in the world and once had a nine-year span without a single loss. He defeated Frank Mir and Chael Sonnen to advance to the finale but looked explosive and fast in the process.

Bader is no slouch though. He is criminally underrated and is hungry to prove that. His first Bellator fight he won the light heavyweight belt from Phil Davis, then knocked out challenger Linton Vassell in the second round of his first title defense. Now he is on the verge of a second belt and has the opportunity to do that against a living legend!

This fight could easily go either way, but it is hard to go against such an accomplished heavyweight.


Rest of main card predictions

Jack Hager- TKO

Henry Corrales- TKO

Juan Archuleta- Decision

Adel Altamimi- Decision

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