Ryan Bader, left, punches Muhammed Lawal during a heavyweight mixed martial arts fight at Bellator 199 in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Ryan Bader's first punch as a heavyweight was enough to put the rest of the division on notice – and moved the 34-year-old fighter one step closer to getting a second championship belt wrapped around his waist.Bader quickly pounced and landed repeated right hands before referee Mike Beltron stepped in to stop the fight, the last of the quarterfinal matches of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix.The 34-year-old Bader, who holds the light heavyweight crown, is attempting to become the first fighter in Bellator to hold two belts simultaneously in Bellator.To do it, Bader will have to win two more fights.Some questioned how well Bader would do in his first heavyweight bout.
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