Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko: Date, start time, TV channel and live stream

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Ryan Bader (Bellator MMA)

Bellator 290 will see MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko step inside the cage for the final time in his career to take on Bellator World Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader. 

The pair previously fought each other in January 2019 which saw Bader emerge victorious with a first round TKO. 

There is a second Bellator title fight on the card when Johnny Ebleb defends his middleweight belt against Anatoly Tokov in the co-main event. 

Here's everything you need to know about Bader vs. Emelianenko.

When is Bader vs. Emelianenko? Date, start time

  • Date: Saturday, February 4   
  • Main card: 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT   
  • Main event cagewalks (approx): 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. GMT  

The main card is set to get underway at 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT with the main event cagewalks scheduled for 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. GMT. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

What channel/stream is Bader vs. Emelianenko fighter?

Fans in the U.S. can watch the event on Paramount+ (click here for more information), UK fans can stream the event on BBC iPlayer. 

Where is the Bader vs. Emelianenko fight?

The fight will take place at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. 

Ryan Bader record and bio

  • Nationality: American    
  • Date of Birth: June 7, 1983
  • Height: 6' 2"   
  • Reach: 74"   
  • Total Fights: 37   
  • Record: 30-7-0  

Fedor Emelianenko record and bio

  • Date of Birth: September 28, 1976  
  • Height: 6' 0"   
  • Reach: 76"  
  • Total Fights: 46
  • Record: 40-6-0   

Bader vs. Emelianenko fight card

Main Card

  • Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko; For Bader's Bellator Heavyweight World Championship
  • Johnny Eblen vs. Anatoly Tokov: For Eblen's Bellator Middleweight World Championship
  • Sabah Homasi vs. Brennan Ward; Welterweight


  • Neiman Gracie vs. Dante Schiro; Welterweight
  • Lorenz Larkin vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov; Welterweight
  • Henry Corrales vs. Akhmed Magomedov; Featherweight
  • Ali Isaev vs. Steve Mowry; Heavyweight
  • Chris Gonzalez vs. Max Rohskopf; Lightweight
  • Karl Albrektsson vs. Grant Neal; Light heavyweight
  • Alejandra Lara vs. Diana Avsargova; Women's flyweight
  • Darrion Caldwell vs. Nikita Mikhailov; Bantamweight
  • Jornel Lugo vs. Jaylon Bates; Bantamweight
  • Isaiah Hokit vs. Peter Ishiguro; Featherweight
  • Ethan Hughes vs. Yusuf Karakaya; Welterweight

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