Bellator 273 will be Bellator’s first event of the year 2022 that is scheduled to take place on January 29, 2022. It is all set to feature a Heavyweight title unification bout between Ryan Bader and Valentin Moldavsky. The event will air live from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ryan Bader is on an 11-fight winning streak and will make his return after a long wait of more than two years. His last title defense was against Cheick Kongo that came at Bellator 243 back in 2019. On the other hand, Valentin Moldavsky is Bellator’s first-ever interim Heavyweight champion, who will now collide against Bader in the unification bout.
A lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Islam Mamedov, Henry Corrales vs Aiden Lee and Sabah Homasi vs Jaleel Willis are announced for the main card.
Check the complete information of Bellator 273: Ryan Bader vs Valentin Moldavsky.
DATE, TIME & LOCATION
Bellator 273 event will take place at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, US. The tickets for this PPV event can be booked via the link given below.
RESULTS & FIGHT CARD
Sullivan Cauley vs Ben Parrish
Light Heavyweight Bout
Sullivan Cauley won via KO/TKO (punches) of Round 1, 4:35
Lucas Brennan vs Benjamin Lugo
Lucas Brennan won via submission (arm-triangle choke) of Round 1, 2:27
Nikita Mikhailov vs Blaine Shutt
Nikita Mikhailov won via TKO (punches) of Round 3, 3:23
Duane Johnson vs Dalton Rosta
Dalton Rosta won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Saad Awad vs Chris Gonzalez
Chris Gonzalez won via knockout (head kick, punches) of Round 1, 0:36
Darrion Caldwell vs Enrique Barzola
Bantamweight Feature Bout
Enrique Barzola won via TKO (strikes) of Round 3, 3:01
Sabah Homasi vs Jaleel Willis
Sabah Homasi won via submission (arm-triangle choke) of Round 1, 1:42
Henry Corrales vs Aiden Lee
Henry Corrales won via unanimous technical decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Benson Henderson vs Islam Mamedov
Benson Henderson won via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ryan Bader vs Valentin Moldavsky
Heavyweight World Title Unification Bout
Ryan Bader won via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
- Dalton Rosta vs. Romero Cotton
- Josh Wright vs. Weber Almeida
- Weber Almeida vs. Fabricio Franco
NEWS & UPDATES
January 20, 2022: Josh Wright withdrew from bout due to undisclosed reason.
January 18, 2022: Cotton withdrew from bout due to illness
January 2, 2022: Enrique Barzola said in an interview with MMA Junkie that he is in a mentality of eating his opponent Darrion Caldwell alive and determined to beat him.
December 28, 2021: The promotion added more matches to the main card including Benson Henderson vs Islam Mamedov, Henry Corrales vs Aiden Lee and Sabah Homasi vs Jaleel Willis.
December 28, 2021: Darrion Caldwell vs Enrique Barzola is moved from main card to prelims.
December 14, 2021: Bellator booked Heavyweight Title unification bout between Ryan Bader and Valentin Moldavsky as the main event for this event.
December 14, 2021: Bellator also announced the undercard and prelims card for this event.