Watch: How Bellator Champion Ryan Bader showed up with two Pikachus at a Basketball game

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Renjith Ravindran
An engineer by luck and a sports writer by passion, Renjith has been covering various sports for almost half a decade. He has received praise from the likes of WWE superstars Paul Heyman and Natalya for his work and has also interviewed some notable names from the business. He is constantly looking out for creative challenges that excite him and finds beauty in the art of Combat Sports.
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Thursday’s Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Arizona Wildcat college basketball game saw a guest from the MMA community – Bellator Light Heavyweight champion – Ryan Bader.

Bader made a surprise appearance at a college basketball game this Thursday (PC: MMA Junkie)

Bader, who was an NCAA Division I All-American Wrestler, was part of a ‘Curtain of Distraction’ that Arizona State deploys during their games.

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A former student of the school, Bader appeared alongside two giants Pikachus during the segment and had nothing more than his Bellator Championship wrapped around his waist.

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The ‘Curtain of Distraction’ was done to distract the opposing team during a free throw attempt and Bader’s appearance proved to be a huge surprise for the fans in attendance.

With a professional record of 24-5 to his name, Bader is currently the Bellator Light Heavyweight champion. The former UFC fighter, however, will be participating in the Bellator Heavyweight tournament where he will face Muhammad Lawal.

Bader is currently on a four-fight winning streak and is undefeated in Bellator so far.


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