Bellator 280 Bader vs Kongo 2: How to watch it on UK TV
The American heavyweight defended his mixed martial arts title against the hugely popular French boxer at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris.
Bellator MMA’s 280th event will feature a heavyweight title fight between defending champion Ryan Bader and challenger Cheick Kongo.
The match will be Bader’s second title defense since winning the title and a rematch from the 2019 pairings at Bellator 226, which ended inconclusively due to a poke in Kongo’s left eye in the first round. Opening.
There is also a full card for the event that features Cuban lightweight Yoel Romero and American middleweight Lorenz Larkin among them.
Here’s everything you need to know about the competition including how to watch it on UK TV and when it starts:
How to watch Bellator 280 Bader vs Kongo 2 on UK TV
Mixed martial arts fans can watch the event live on BBC Three.
You can find the channel on Freeview number 23 or 109, channel 107 on Freesat, Sky channel 173 (London), 117 (England, Northern Ireland and Wales) and 141 (Scotland) and Sky Glass channel 118 (England, Northern Ireland and Wales) Scotland 119 (Welsh).
Bellator 280 Bader vs Kongo 2 live stream
The entire event can be streamed live via BBC Iplayer, but you must have a TV license to watch.
Iplayer can be accessed online or downloaded via most app stores.
What time does Bellator 280 Bader vs Kongo 2 start?
The event takes place on Friday, May 6, 2022.
The scope of the main card event begins at 9pm with five matches taking place.
The event is taking place at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France – home of the main event challenger.
Who is fighting on cards under Bellator 280?
The highlight of the bottom card is Cuban lightweight Yoel Romero, who will be participating.
Romero was initially due to face Melvin Manhoef but the Dutchman was forced to withdraw and was replaced by Alex Polizzi.
Here’s the full battle card for the main broadcast:
- Heavyweight – Ryan Bader v Cheick Kongo
- Light Heavyweight – Yoel Romero v Alex Polizzi
- Light – Davy Gallon v Benjamin Brander
- Middleweight – Lorenz Larkin v Kyle Stewart
- Middleweight – Mike Shipman v Gregory Babene
There is also a preliminary card that takes place before the main card.
The full preliminary card is:
- Pedro Carvalho vs Piotr Niedzielski
- Lewis Long vs Thibault Gouti
- Fabacary Diatta vs Jordan Barton
- Soren Bak vs. Charlie Leary
- Yves Landu vs Gavin Hughes
- Lucie Bertaud vs Katarzyna Sadura
- Youcef Ouabbas vs. Matthieu Duclos
- Victor Verchere vs Bourama Camara
What happened at Bellator 226 Bader v Kongo?
The Bellator 280 main event will be a rematch from their 226th event in 2019 when Bader defended the title against Kongo in the United States.
Ryan Bader defends the heavyweight belt against Kongo at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
It was a disappointing end to the fight for all participants with the match halted in the first round and declared no contest after a poke in Kongo’s left eye.
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