Bellator 290: Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko is this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, on CBS.
The biggest heavyweight rematch of all time in Bellator history is upon us, as defending heavyweight champion Ryan Bader takes on the undisputed heavyweight legend, Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290, in what will be Emelianenko’s last pro fight in mixed martial arts. The man dubbed the last emperor will not seek another fight, not even if he defeats Bader and wins the Bellator heavyweight title in the process.
It’s among the biggest fights the brand has ever hosted and it will headline the card on Feb. 4, at 9 PM on CBS, but it isn’t the only big fight. The main card is three fights deep, and the co-main event is a middleweight title fight, as Johnny Eblen takes on Anatoly Tokov, a member of Emelianenko’s Fedor Team fight team.
While the prelims will feature Nieman Gracie, Lorenz Larkin, Henry Corrales, and Karl Albrektsson, it will be the comeback fighter himself, Brennan Ward, taking on Sabah Homasi to open up the card on CBS. Ward missed five years of his career due to drug abuse and jail time, but returned to the Bellator cage in February of 2022, and has become a must-watch fighter in his two fights back.
Bellator 290: Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko card
- Ryan Bader (c) vs. Fedor Emelianenko
- Johnny Eblen (c) vs. Anatoly Tokov
- Sabah Homasi vs. Brennan Ward
- Neiman Gracie vs. Dante Schiro
- Lorenz Larkin vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov
- Henry Corrales vs. Akhmed Magomedov
- Ali Isaev vs. Steve Mowry
- Chris Gonzalez vs. Max Rohskopf
- Karl Albrektsson vs. Grant Neal
- Alejandra Lara vs. Diana Avsaragova
- Darrion Caldwell vs. Nikita Mikhailov
- Jornel Lugo vs. Jaylon Bates
- Isaiah Hokit vs. Peter Ishiguro
- Ethan Hughes vs. Yusuf Karakaya
Bellator 290: Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko start time
The rematch of Bellator’s two greatest heavyweights will start at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, with the prelims starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m PT.
Bellator 290: Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko channel guide
Bellator 290: Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko is going to be the promotion’s first card to air live on CBS. So simply turn on your television to your local CBS affiliate on Saturday at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. If you miss the event, replays will be shown on Pluto TV, Paramount+, and on Showtime and its Showtime and Showtime on-demand service later in the month.
The preliminary card starts at 6 PM and will air on Bellator’s YouTube channel and its Pluto TV streaming channel.
Bellator 290: Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko betting odds
Right now the odds are trending in Bader’s favor, with the champion at a -400
and the challenger Emelianenko opening at +300. If you’re interested in betting and betting responsibly, use WynnBet for your fight-day bets.