FightBook MMA has your official results for BELLATOR MMA 280: Bader vs. Kongo 2 taking place on Friday, May 6, 2022, from the Accor Arena in Paris.
The main card will air live in the US on SHOWTIME from 4 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will stream live at 1 p.m. ET here on FightBook MMA.
In the main event, BELLATOR Heavyweight World Champion Ryan Bader (29-7, 1 NC) takes on French combat sports legend and #2 ranked heavyweight Cheick Kongo (31-11-2, 1 NC). In the co-feature event, Yoel Romero (13-6) will face off against the #7 ranked Alex Polizzi (10-1) on less than a week’s notice.
Newly announced, #6 ranked middleweight Lorenz Larkin (23-7, 1 NC) will now face Kyle Stewart (15-5) during the main card. France’s Davy Gallon (20-7-2) will go to battle in front of his fellow countrymen and women when he faces Switzerland’s Benjamin Brander (13-8) at lightweight. Opening the televised card, English middleweight Mike Shipman (14-3) will clash with proud Parisian Gregory Babene (21-11, 1 NC).
Bellator 280 results include:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 4 p.m. ET)
- For the heavyweight title: Champ Ryan Bader def. Cheick Kongo via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to retain heavyweight title
- Yoel Romero def. Alex Polizzi via TKO (punches) in Round 3, 4:59
- Benjamin Brander vs. Davy Gallon
- Lorenz Larkin def. Kyle Stewart via TKO (punches) in Round 1, 4:44
- Gregory Babene def. Mike Shipman via knockout (punches) in Round 1, 2:11
PRELIMINARY CARD (FightBook MMA, 12:30 p.m. ET)
- Piotr Niedzielski def. Pedro Carvalho via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Thibault Gouti def. Lewis Long via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- 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) in 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) in Round 1, 4:17
- Bourama Camara def. Victor Verchere via knockout (punches) in Round 1, 3:06
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