What channel is Bellator 273 on tonight? How to watch, Ryan Bader vs. Valentin Moldavsky on Showtime
Bellator will look to start 2022 in style, as Ryan Bader will defend the Bellator heavyweight title for the first time since September 2019. Can the former two-time champion retain his title against a rising star in Valentin Moldavsky?
An undisputed Bellator heavyweight champion will be crowned Jan. 29 from inside the Footprint Center in Phoenix. Bader carries a 1-2 record and a no-contest in his last four fights. After defeating Fedor Emelianenko in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix final to win the belt, Bader has only defended it against Cheick Kongo. That bout was a no-contest. Since that bout, he has focused on the light heavyweight division. Bader lost the Bellator light heavyweight title to Vadim Nemkov and recently competed in the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, losing to Corey Anderson in October.
Moldavsky made his Bellator debut in 2017 and is riding a six-fight win streak. He defeated Timothy Johnson in June to win the interim heavyweight title. That was the first time Bellator crowned an interim champion.
Sporting News has you covered with all the information you need to watch the fight on Saturday, including time, channel and fight card.
What channel is Bellator 273?
U.S.: Showtime, YouTube
The Bellator 273 main card will air on Showtime. YouTube will be the home of the Bellator 273 prelims.
What time does Bellator 273 start today?
- Prelims: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Main Card: 10 p.m. ET
- Main Event: 12 a.m. ET (approximately
Bellator 273: Ryan Bader vs. Valentin Moldavsky will take place Jan. 29, with prelims beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. The main card on Showtime begins at 10 p.m. ET. Bader and Moldavsky should enter the cage around midnight. ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.
Bellator 273 fight card
- Ryan Bader (c) vs. Valentin Moldavsky (ic) for the undisputed Bellator heavyweight title
- Benson Henderson vs. Islam Mamedov; Lightweights
- Henry Corrales vs. Aiden Lee; Featherweights
- Sabah Homasi vs. Jaleel Willis; Welterweights
- Ben Parrish vs. Sullivan Cauley; Lightweights
- Saad Awad vs. Chris Gonzalez; Lightweights
- Darrion Caldwell vs. Enrique Barzola; Bantamweights
- Nikita Mikhailov vs. Blaine Shutt; Bantamweights
- Lucas Brennan vs. Ben Lugo; Featherweights
- Dalton Rosta vs. Duane Johnson; Middleweights
- Sullivan Cauley vs. Ben Parrish; Light Heavyweights