Bellator’s second event of the year took place Friday with Bellator 256 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

The opening fight of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix headlined the card. Former champ Ryan Bader (28-6 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) became the first man to advance to the semifinal round when he beat Lyoto Machida (26-11 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) by unanimous decision, avenging a knockout loss from August 2012.

For more on the numbers, check below for 15 post-event facts to come out of Bellator 256.

Event stats

Betting favorites went 3-2 on the main card.

Betting favorites improved to 2-0 in Bellator main events this year.

Total fight time for the five-bout main card was 1:12:56.

Ryan Bader def. Lyoto Machida

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Bader improved to 6-1 (with one no contest) since he moved to Bellator from UFC in June 2017.

Bader has earned three of his six Bellator victories by decision.

Machida’s three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2019.

Machida fell to 0-4 in rematches during his career.

Machida fell to 1-3 since he returned to the light heavyweight division in June 2019.

Liz Carmouche def. Vanessa Porto

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Liz Carmouche (15-7 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) improved to 4-2 since she dropped to the women’s flyweight division in December 2017.

Adam Borics def. Jeremy Kennedy

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Jeremy Kennedy (16-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) was handed the first decision loss of his career.

Cat Zingano def. Olivia Parker

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Cat Zingano (12-4 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) improved to 2-1 since she moved up to the women’s featherweight division in December 2018.

Zingano has earned nine of her 12 career victories by stoppage.

Zingano earned her first submission victory since Oct. 6, 2012 – a span of 3,107 days (more than eight years) and nine fights.

Olivia Parker (4-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) has suffered both of her career losses by submission.

Dan Moret def. Goiti Yamauchi

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Goiti Yamauchi (25-5 MMA, 11-4 BMMA) fell to 6-2 since he moved up to the Bellator lightweight division in October 2016.

Yamauchi has suffered all five of his career losses by decision.