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Watch Bellator 256: Free ‘Prelims’ live streaming video | ‘Bader vs Machida 2’

Bellator MMA kicked off its 2021 campaign last week with Bellator 255, which saw Patricio Freire submit Emmanuel Sanchez in the first round to advance to the finals of the Featherweight Grand Prix later this year.

The promotion — which recently inked a multi-year to with SHOWTIME — decided to offer the card for free across several streaming services, including YouTube and HULU. That, however, was only a one-time deal.

No fret, while you will have to have a subscription to SHOWTIME to catch Bellator 256 tonight (April 9, 2021) — which features an opening round match up of the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix between Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida — you can catch all of the undercard action for free.

Just click on the embedded video player above to enjoy all of the action.

Here is a quick rundown of all of the “Prelims” action, which begins at 6 p.m. ET:

125 lbs.: Diana Asaragova (2-0) vs. Tara Graff (1-2)
135 lbs.: Cody Law (2-0) vs, Nathan Ghareeb (2-0)
135 lbs.: Cass Bell (5-1) vs. Jornell Lugo (5-0)
155 lbs.: Nainoa Dung (3-2) vs. Izzy William (4-3-0)
185 lbs.: Dalton Rosta (4-0) vs. Tony Johnson (9-0)
135 lbs.: Jaylon Bates (1-0) vs. Jeffrey Glossner (2-1)
145 lbs.: Talita Nogueira (7-2) vs. Jessica Borga (3-2)
135 lbs.: John Douma (4-2) vs. Will Smith (3-2)

MMAmania.com will deliver coverage of Bellator 256 tonight on Showtime right here. To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here.

See you then!