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Bellator 256 weigh-in results: Ryan Bader, Lyoto Machida make championship weight for grand prix opener

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Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida are ready for their rematch.

The top contenders successfully weighed in Thursday morning for the Bellator 256 main event, coming in at 205 pounds and 204.6 pounds, respectively. They were required to make championship weight (205 pounds with no one-pound allowance) due to their bout being the quarterfinal opener of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix. All tournament bouts will be five rounds and current champion Vadim Nemkov is part of the field.

See photos of Bader and Machida from the official weigh-ins below:

All the main card fighters successfully made weight, including co-main event flyweights Liz Carmouche (125.4) and Vanessa Porto (126). Bellator 256 marks the promotional debut of Porto, a former Invicta FC champion.

Of the 26 fighters competing Friday, only preliminary fighter Jeffrey Glossner failed to make weight. Glossner weighed in at 137.8 pounds, 1.8 pounds over the limit for his bantamweight bout opposite Jaylon Bates (136). It is not yet known if that bout will proceed at a catchweight and if so, what purse penalty Glossner may be facing.

Ceremonial weigh-in video will be available at 1 p.m. ET.

See the full Bellator 256 weigh-in results below (courtesy of Bellator):

Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)

Ryan Bader (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (204.6)

Liz Carmouche (125.4) vs. Vanessa Porto (126)

Adam Borics (145.8) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (145.7)

Cat Zingano (145.2) vs. Olivia Parker (145.4)

Goiti Yamauchi (155.8) vs. Dan Moret (155.6)

Preliminary Card (MMA Fighting, 6 p.m. ET)

Nathan Ghareeb (143.8) vs. Cody Law (145.2)

Talita Nogueira (146) vs. Jessica Borga (145.2)

Diana Avsaragova (125.8) vs. Tara Graff (125.2)

Cass Bell (135.6) vs. Jornel Lugo (135)

Nainoa Dung (155.9) vs. Izzy William (156)

Dalton Rosta (185.5) vs. Tony Johnson (185.2)

Jaylon Bates (136) vs. Jeffrey Glossner (137.8)*

John Douma (135.4) vs. Will Smith (134.6)

*missed weight

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