How to watch Bellator 290: Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko for free
Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko will square off in the main event of Bellator 290, as the heavyweight icon Emelianenko says goodbye to the world of MMA after this fight. Bader, the defending champion, is putting his title on the line in this much-anticipated rematch but a victory will not persue the challenger to stay. If he defeats Bader for the title, Emelianenko will still retire.
That alone makes this a must-see show, but Emelianenko’s Fedor Team compatriot, Anatoly Tokov, will look to win the Bellator middleweight championship from Johnny Eblen. Should Emelianenko and Tokov both win, then Fedor Team will hold three titles, with Vadim Nemkov the current light heavyweight champion in Bellator.
The card is stacked and the hype is real. The hype is so real it’s outpacing the hype and interest surrounding UFC 284 at the moment. This is a card that can make new fans in an instant, so if you’re a new fan or a returning one and you want to watch this show for free, how can you do that?
How to watch Bellator 290 for free
Most Bellator preliminary cards are on YouTube or Pluto TV, making them free to anyone who has an internet connection, but most main cards are on Showtime, which you can watch via cable, satellite, or streaming service.
Luckily for those who aren’t interested in buying yet another streaming service, Bellator 290 is completely free in the United States as it will air on your local CBS station at 9 PM ET. For international viewers, it will air on BBC iPlayer, and in Australia, it’ll be on 10 Play.