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Bellator 280: Bader vs. Kongo 2 Results & Highlights

Updated: May 7, 2022

Bellator 280: Bader vs Kongo 2 is airing live tonight from Accor Arena in Paris, France, and will keep you up to date with the latest results and highlights!

In tonight's main event, Bellator fans will see a rematch between heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and his opponent, Cheick Kongo. Their first fight ended in controversy, with Bader's accidental blink of an eye declaring the fight non-competitive.

Bader last won the heavyweight title unification against Valentine Moldovsky in January. As far as Kongo is concerned, it last competed in August 2021 with a victory over Sergei Kharitonov.

In the co-main event, former multi-time UFC title challenger Yoel Romero remained in search of his first win under the Bellator banner. With Melvin Manhoef out due to injury, Alex Polizzi was stepping up on short notice to face "The Soldier of God."

You can check out the full Bellator 280 card below, and be sure to check back here for all the results and highlights of tonight's card!

BELLATOR 280 Fight Card & latest Results


  • Bellator Heavyweight Championship Bout: Ryan Bader (c) def. Cheick Kongo via unanimous decision (50-45×3)

  • Alex Polizzi survives a 2nd round onslaught from Yoel Romero

  • Davy Gallon def Benjamin Brander vis TKO stoppage in front of a sold-out

  • Lorenz Larkin def Kyle Stewart via knockout

  • Gregory Babene def. Mike Shipman via knockout in the first round


  • Piotr Niedzielski def. Pedro Carvalho via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

  • Thibault Gouti def. Lewis Long via unanimous decision (30-27×3)

  • Jordan Barton def. Fabacary Diatta via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

  • Soren Bak def. Charlie Leary via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

  • Yves Landu def. Gavin Hughes via TKO (body kick) – Round 1, 3:01

  • Lucie Bertaud def. Katarzyna Sadura via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Youcef Ouabbas def. Matthieu Letho via TKO (punches): R1, 4:17

  • Bourama Camara def. Victor Verchere via knockout (punches): R1, 3:06


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