TL;DR news on Bellator at August 26, 2023

Bader swept Cheick Kongo on the scorecards in front of Kongo's countrymen to defend his Bellator heavyweight championship for the third time. Gallagher has earned wins over the likes of Anthony Taylor, Roman Salazar, and Jeremiah Labiano during his Bellator career. Gallagher will face a game opponent in Johns, who has won three of his last four fights and most recently finished Khurshed Kakhorov at Bellator 275. Before signing with Bellator, he fought in the UFC against top bantamweights such as current champion Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz. "It's pure martial arts and you get to pit different styles against each other." Watch Bellator on BBC Three on Friday 13 May and on BBC iPlayer. For those who make it to the highest stage, the journey begins long before they strap on UFC, Bellator, or PFL gloves. "I remember when my coach rang me to tell me about it and I was actually down in London training at GB Top Team for a week and he rang and asked if I fancied fighting on Bellator London. The former Bellator champion and now current UFC lightweight title contender viciously put away UFC staple Tony Ferguson with a front kick to the face at UFC 274 in Phoenix. Tokyo, Ariake Arena, Japan AllAll BoxingBoxing MMAMMA Bellator 280 Tournament Results We present the results of the Bellator 280 tournament, which took place on the night of May 7 in Paris. Watch Paul Daley v Wendell Giacomo at Bellator London live on BBC Three, iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and app from 21:00 BST on Friday, 13 May.