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Interviews with Bellator MMA Champion Ryan Bader and Undefeated Lion Fighting Championship Jake Peacock

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” I took a little too much kicks but was able to turn it around,” was what Ryan Bader told us of his unanimous decision win over Lyoto Machida this past Fri April 9th. Bader is the Bellator MMA Heavyweight Champion. For a complete updated list of the official Bellator MMA Rankings please scroll to the bottom of this post.

Bader says, “You can’t say that anyone of us in this tournament right now can’t go beat the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. I believe anyone of us can.” To put that in perspective Bader is Bellator MMA’s # 1 Ranked Light heavyweight with the entire list of top ranked Bellator f MEN’S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT –  C. Vadim Nemkov, 1. Ryan, 2. Phil Davis, 3. Corey Anderson, 4. Lyoto Machida, 5. Julius Anglickas, 6. Grant Neal, 7. Christian Edwards, 8. Tyree Fortune, 9. Melvin Manhoef, 10. Alex Polizzi. Compared to the UFC Official ranked Light Heavyweight fighter list LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT JAN BLACHOWICZ CHAMPION, 1 Glover Teixeira, 2 Aleksandar Rakic, 3 Dominick Reyes, 4 Thiago Santos, 5 Jiri Prochazka, 6 Anthony Smith, 7 Magomed Ankalaev, 8 Volkan Oezdemir, 9 Nikita Krylov, 10 Johnny Walker. He went on to say, “We can probably never figure it out because I don’t think UFC and Bellator would do any cross promotions. Look at this tournament, the killers that are in there. We defiantly have the best Light Heavyweight division in the World.”

Ryan isn’t a stingy fighter either. The Navy Seals and other various charities, I am sure have thanked Ryan and his team, for the over 150,000. Dollars’ worth of donation over the years. Not only that but he dedicates time by taking wounded veterans hunting throughout the fall months. “that’s a great experience because that’s one on one. We put those guys up, we take them out, we get to know them really, really well. At the end of the day help them accomplish their goal.”
“I have 3 kids and I am looked up to by a lot of people. I want to set a good example for myself for my family and my kids and there’s others.”

5-0 Pro Muay Thai fighter Jake Peacock is coming off his Lion Fight win. “I adapted mid fight and turned it around and got the job done.”Jake-Peacock-Lion-Fight-MMA-Fight-Coverage-UFC-Fight-Pass-1

 

Lion Fight Promotions is a professional Muay Thai fighting organization based out of Las Vegas, NV. showing on UFC Fight Pass. 

“I’m good to go next week. I just wait for the call from Lion Fights. But I am happy to fight anybody. I have literally just excepted anybody that they have offered me. Getting a fight is a blessing.”

Check out the entire interview with Carlos Ortiz from MMA Fight Coverage.

Peacock is a fighter who can truly say, ‘I beat you with one hand.’ And boy, does he beat you!! Check out some of his highlights pulled from YouTube:

UPDATED OFFICIAL BELLATOR MMA™ FIGHTER RANKINGS

MAJOR SHAKEUP IN RANKINGS FOR MEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT, WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND DIVISIONS 

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MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND 1. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)2. Vadim Nemkov (12-2)3. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)4. Ryan Bader (28-6, 1 NC)5. Juan Archuleta (25-2)6. Douglas Lima (32-8)7. AJ McKee (17-0)8. Phil Davis (22-5)9. Corey Anderson (14-5)10. Yaroslav Amosov (25-0) WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND 1. Cris Cyborg (23-2, 1 NC)2. Juliana Velasquez (11-0)3. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)4. Julia Budd (14-3)5. Arlene Blencowe (13-8)6. Liz Carmouche (15-7) ∆17. Denise Kielholtz (6-2) ∇18. Cat Zingano (12-4) ∆19. Kana Watanabe (10-0-1) ∇110. Leslie Smith (12-8-1)MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT C. Ryan Bader (28-6)1. Timothy Johnson (15-6)2. Cheick Kongo (30-11-2)3. Valentin Moldavsky (10-1)4. Tyrell Fortune (10-1)5. Fedor Emelianenko (39-6)6. Linton Vassell (20-8)7. Steven Mowry (8-0)8. Matt Mitrione (13-8)9. Sergei Kharitonov (32-8)10. Javy Ayala (11-8)
MEN’S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT C. Vadim Nemkov (12-2) 1. Ryan Bader (28-6, 1 NC)2. Phil Davis (22-5, 1 NC)3. Corey Anderson (14-5)4. Lyoto Machida (26-11)5. Julius Anglickas (9-1)6. Grant Neal (5-0)7. Christian Edwards (4-0)8. Tyree Fortune (5-0)9. Melvin Manhoef (32-15-1)10. Alex Polizzi (7-1)MEN’S MIDDLEWEIGHT C. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)1. John Salter (18-4)2. Anatoly Tokov (29-2)3. Austin Vanderford (10-0)4. Fabian Edwards (9-1)5. Costello van Steenis (13-2)6. Johnny Eblen (7-0)7. Charlie Ward (9-4)8. Mike Shipman (14-3)9. Romero Cotton (5-0)10. Ed Ruth (8-3)MEN’S WELTERWEIGHT C. Douglas Lima (32-8)1. Yaroslav Amosov (25-0)2. Michael Page (18-1)3. Jason Jackson (14-4)4. Neiman Gracie (10-2)5. Logan Storley (11-1)6. Derek Anderson (17-3)7. Joey Davis (8-0)8. Sabah Homasi (15-8)9. Oliver Enkamp (10-2)10. Jaleel Willis (14-2)
MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT C. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)1. Brent Primus (10-1)2. Patricky Pitbull (23-9)3. Goiti Yamauchi (25-5)4. Benson Henderson (28-10)5. Sidney Outlaw (15-4)6. Myles Jury (19-5)7. Adam Piccolotti (12-4)8. Alfie Davis (14-3)9. Dan Moret (15-6) NR10. Aviv Gozali (5-0) ∇1MEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT C. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)1. AJ McKee (17-0)2. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-5)3. Adam Borics (17-1)4. Pedro Carvalho (11-4)5. Daniel Weichel (40-12)6. Aaron Pico (7-3)7. Jay Jay Wilson (7-0)8. Jeremy Kennedy (16-3, 1 NC)9. Tywan Claxton (6-2)10. Mads Burnell (14-3)MEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT C. Juan Archuleta (25-2)1. Sergio Pettis (20-5)2. Patchy Mix (13-1)3. Magomed Magomedov (18-1) ∆14. Raufeon Stots (15-1) ∇15. James Gallagher (11-1)6. Leandro Higo (20-5)7. Josh Hill (20-3)8. Jornel Lugo (6-0) ∆29. Cass Bell (5-2) ∇110. Brian Moore (13-7) NR
WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT C. Cris Cyborg (23-2, 1 NC)1. Julia Budd (14-3)2. Arlene Blencowe (13-8)3. Cat Zingano (12-4)4. Leslie Smith (12-8-1)5. Sinead Kavanagh (7-4)6. Janay Harding (6-4)7. Amanda Bell (7-7) ∆18. Leah McCourt (4-1) ∇19. Olga Rubin (6-2)10. Jessy Miele (9-5)WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT C. Juliana Velasquez (11-0)1. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)2. Liz Carmouche (15-7)3. Kana Watanabe (10-0-1) ∆14. Denise Kielholtz (6-2) ∇15. Alejandra Lara (9-4)6. Kate Jackson (11-5-1)7. Veta Arteaga (5-4)8. Mandy Böhm (7-0)9. Valerie Loureda (3-0)10. Bruna Ellen (5-3)  

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BELLATOR is a leading global mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, BELLATOR events take place in major cities worldwide and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over one billion people. In the United States, BELLATOR can be seen on SHOWTIME. BELLATOR is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. BELLATOR is based in Hollywood, Calif. and owned by entertainment giant ViacomCBS, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.

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