Ryan Bader Destroys Matt Mitrione And Advances To Heavyweight Grand Prix Final!

Ryan Bader Earns A Very Dominant Unanimous Decision Victory Over Matt Mitrione!

We are live at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Matt Mitrione fights Ryan Bader at the main event of Bellator 207. Ryan Bader fights in blue gloves and black trunks, while Matt Mitrione enters in black/blue trunks and red gloves. The referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1

Takedown Bader!

Bader scores a takedown in the first 20 seconds of the match. Mitrione tries to sit up but eats a right hand on the way up. Mitrione eats another knee but he is finally up.

Bader With Another Takedown!

Bader lands good right hand to the body. Bader goes from behind as Mitrione tries to control the left arm. Matt nearly got up. but

Bader Takes Him Down Again!

Mitrione almost recovered at 2:57 getting up, yet Bader delivers another good right hand to stop him. Great multiple lefts by Bader, he is in control.

More left hands, Mitrione is pressed against the cage hard. Bader with a great body shot as Mitrione tries to go up again. Awesome left uppercut. Mitrione finally on his feet and delivers few right hands. Total domination by Ryan Bader, absolutely his round.

Round 2

Takedown Bader!

Again Bader does a takedown early on. Bader thinks about Kimura but gives up, now he works on Mitrione’s right hand. Mitrione makes a mistake giving his back while Bader tries to punish him with the barrage of punches.

Mitrione tries to give up which opens up the space for Kimura. Mitrione tries to roll out of the danger and he doesn’t tap. Matt tried to grapevine the leg but Bader defends easily. Mitrione again trying to get up but Bader punishes him with a great punch. Bader puts Mitrione on his back, he is in full guard now. Mitrione going for a wall walk but no success. Matt finally stood up 10 seconds before the end of the round. Another round for Ryan Bader.

Round 3

Bader Takes Him Down Very Fast Again!

Mitrione again trying to stand up but Bader doesn’t let him. Again unsuccessful attempt of getting up by Mitrione, Bader had his leg laced! Matt grabs the cage trying to stand up. Anderson wasn’t so close to issue a warning, yet, Bader in control again. Bader throwing some heavy shots from behind through the armpit. And now Bader in the full mount with one minute remaining!

Matt Mitrione nearly got up at 4:45 but Ryan Bader puts him down again. He didn’t get up before the bell. Pure domination by Bader in this round. He should easily score a unanimous decision victory, the fight is over.

Final Result: Ryan Bader defeats Matt Mitrione via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-25)

Check out the highlights below:


Ryan Bader improves his score to 26-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA, while Matt Mitrione drops to 13-6 MMA, 4-1 BMMA.

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