HERE WE GO! Mike Goldberg sits down with light heavyweight champ, Ryan Bader, to talk about his ASU wrestling roots and his upcoming fight against Linton Vassell. The Bellator 186 fight goes does at Penn State University and the 205-pound champion is putting his belt on the line.
WATCH RYAN BADER INTERVIEW BELOW:
FIGHT INFO: Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell will be broadcast LIVE and FREE on SPIKE, Friday, Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at Bellator.com, as well as the Bryce Jordan Center box office and Ticketmaster.
Complete Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell Fight Card:
Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: Ryan Bader (23-5) vs. Linton Vassell (18-5, 1 NC)
Women’s Flyweight World Title Bout: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (6-0) vs. Emily Ducote (6-2)
Light Heavyweight Feature Bout: Phil Davis (17-4, 1 NC) vs. Leo Leite (10-0)
Middleweight Feature Bout: Ed Ruth (3-0) vs. Chris Dempsey (11-5)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Saad Awad (20-9) vs. Zach Freeman (9-2)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Logan Storley (6-0) vs. Matt Secor (9-4)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Tywan Claxton (Pro Debut) vs. Johnny Bonilla-Bowman (1-0)
Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Dominic Mazzotta (12-2) vs. Matt Lozano (8-5)
160 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Brett Martinez (6-4) vs. Mike Wilkins (7-4)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Frank Buenafuente (7-4) vs. Francis Healy (7-4)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Michael Trizano (4-0) vs. Mike Otwell (3-1)
150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Scott Clymer (Pro Debut) vs. Mike Putnam (1-1)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Andrew Salas (3-1) vs. Ethan Goss (3-3)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Josh Fremd (1-0) vs. Mike Diorio (1-0)
*Fight card subject to change.