Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader is scheduled to take place on January 26, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The event will air on Paramount Network and DAZN.
This event will conclude the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix by rewarding the winner of the main event with the Bellator Heavyweight championship. This belt was vacated in May 2016 by Vitaly Minakov, who had not defended the title since April 2014. Fedor Emelianenko and current Bellator Light Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader both advanced to the finals.
A featherweight bout between elite prospects Aaron Pico and Henry Corrales was announced for the event on November 7, 2018.
On November 19, 2018, it was announced that Bellator Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi would be defending the title against Rafael Lovato Jr. in the co main event. However, Mousasi pulled out on December 19 due to back injury and Lovato was eventually pulled from the card.
On December 3, 2018, it was announced that Bellator 214 would feature the MMA debut of former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and NCAA Division I All-American Jake Hager.
Fedor vs. Bader are set to meet in the Heavyweight World Grand Prix finals! We’re counting down to JANUARY 26th as Fedor and Ryan Bader prepare to go head to head for the heavyweight belt. From Russia to Arizona, we get an inside glimpse of their camps before fight night. #Bellator214
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