Bellator 186 is bringing it all for fight fans – heavy hands, solid grappling, and the drama that every card needs. Current Light Heavyweight champ Ryan Bader is facing off against challenger Linton Vassell, in a bout that has certainly brought the drama: Vassell feels disrespected by Bellator, and is ready to prove he deserves Bader’s belt. Bader, on the other hand, has no intention of relinquishing his title.

Perennial fan favorite (or fan-hated, depending on your side of the fence) Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis also enters the cage at 186, facing Bellator newcomer Leo Leite. Leite may be a new face for the Bellator cage, but the undefeated fighter is no MMA slouch, and Davis has an awful lot to lose if he doesn’t get his hand raised.

Catch the live weigh-ins right here on The MMA Corner at5pm EDT on Thursday, November 2, then come back Friday, November 3 for the live prelims. Bellator 186 kicks off at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s campus in University Park, Pa., with the live main card airing on Spike TV.


  • Ryan Bader vs. Linton Vassell (TITLE FIGHT)
  • Zach Freeman vs. Saad Awad
  • Ed Ruth vs. Chris Dempsey
  • Ilima Macfarlane vs. Emily Ducote (TITLE FIGHT)
  • Phil Davis vs. Leo Leite


  • Matthew Lozano vs. Dominic Mazzotta
  • Mike Putnam vs. Scott Clymer
  • Francis Healy vs. Frank Buenafuente
  • Ethan Goss vs. Andrew Salas
  • Brett Martinez vs. Mike Wilkins
  • Logan Storley vs. Matt Secor
  • Tywan Claxton vs. Jonathan Bowman

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