Can Ryan Bader still be a contender?

Up until this past weekend, Ryan Bader was doing pretty well. In fact, between December of 2013 and October 2015 he never lost more than a round over a five fight winning streak; in the looming absence that was Jon Jones’ suspension, you could say Ryan Bader soared. That was, of course, before former welterweight (hard to believe) Anthony “Rumble” Johnson nearly caved the...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

UndercarDVR: UFC on FOX: Bader vs. Johnson

  Contributor: Nolan Howell   Welcome to another installment of UndercarDVR, where we review what you need to see from this week in combat sports. We go fight by fight to see whether it needs to be watched, saved, deleted, or watched in fast forward. The UFC returned to Fox proper with a fairly strong main card …and Sage Northcutt.  Light Heavyweight, Heavyweight, and Bantamweight...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 18: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader (Video Highlights)

Ryan Bader made a big mistake Saturday at UFC on FOX 18. Some might argue that error was simply stepping into the cage against Anthony Johnson (pictured) in the first place, but really it was diving across the cage for a telegraphed takedown attempt in the opening seconds. Johnson easily thwarted the shot, and it was the beginning of the end from there. After fending off a hail...
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson KO’s Ryan Bader In 86 Seconds At UFC On FOX 18

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson took just 86 seconds to knock Ryan Bader out cold tonight with ground and pound in the main event of UFC On FOX 18. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. Bader in quickly with a low takedown, but Johnson stuffs it and ends up holding his opponent down […]
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

It’s Now Or Never For Ryan Bader

UFC light heavyweight and all-around nice guy Ryan Bader (pictured) thought last January’s victory over Phil Davis was good enough to secure a title shot. It wasn’t. Bader then crashed champion Daniel Cormier’s UFC 187 post-fight conference in May demanding a crack at the crown. Despite the impromptu WWE-esque promo the rivals cut, which resulted in Bader being escorted from...
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader: No one is giving me a chance, and I love that

Ryan Bader didn't seem to happy about having to fight Anthony Johnson instead of fighting for the light heavyweight championship after putting together five-straight wins. On the eve of facing Johnson, however, the wrestler-turned-fighter is completely focused on the task at hand, and seems content to be so.At Thursday's open workouts in New Jersey, Bader told media members that...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night New Jersey: Anthony Johnson Ready To Beat Ryan Bader

Whether it’s called a title eliminator or not, when two of the very best in the division are fighting, a win is one step toward the belt and a loss is one step away. And that goes double for this Saturday’s main event on FOX, as No. 4-ranked light heavyweight Ryan Bader is putting his impressive five-fight win streak on the line against destruction artist and No. 2-ranked Anthony...
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Daniel Cormier gets into it with Ryan Bader

By AA Locker Following his UFC light heavyweight championship win over Anthony Johnson on Saturday night, Daniel Cormier (also the cohost of UFC Tonight on Fox) got into it with Ryan Bader during his post-fight press conference. “There’s somebody else that needs his ass kicked, too,” Cormier told Bader. “I want the easiest fight in the division - Ryan Bader." That...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader Posts X-Ray of Broken Hand After Win at UFC Fight Night 33

Ryan Bader outstruck Anthony Perosh 156 to 11 en route to Saturday’s landslide unanimous decision victory at UFC Fight Night 33. Unfortunately for Bader, pummeling a guy in the dome for 15 non-stop minutes has its consequences.  Bader did not attend the post-fight press conference because he was transported directly to the hospital to have his right hand x-rayed. As depicted by...
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader back in winner’s circle after demolition of Anthony Perosh

When Anthony Perosh found out the UFC was coming to his home country, he made a plea to UFC brass, asking to fight Ryan Bader. As fight requests go, it wasn't exactly Georges St-Pierre asking to fight Matt Hughes, in either magnitude or execution. Perosh spent most of the night in a defensive shell, trying to survive the onslaught of Bader. He was successful in surviving, but not...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

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