UFC: Two title shots signed; Ryan Bader left out

Earlier this week it was announced that Alexander Gustafsson and Luke Rockhold are on tap for the next title shots at light heavyweight and middleweight, respectively.  For Rockhold this is a “no brainer” as he is on a four fight win streak, all of them being finishes and against top ranked fighters.  The shot for Gustafsson is controversial to say the least.  He lost two...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader and team disheartened after Alexander Gustafsson receives title shot

Just over a week ago the NHL stood on the precipice of a chance to see two of the largest market teams square off in the Stanley Cup finals as the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers were just one game away from meeting in a hockey showdown that would have likely garnered monstrous ratings on television. Unfortunately while the Blackhawks did their part, the Rangers fell...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rashad Evans Wants To Fight Ryan Bader In September

Ryan Bader has been left out in the cold after the UFC announced yesterday that Alexander Gustafsson will get the next title shot against new light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, but there may still be a big fight coming is way in the future. Former champion Rashad Evans is hoping to return to action in September after spending the best part of two years on the sidelines due...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader Gets Burned For UFC Title Shot

Wednesday was not a good day to be Ryan Bader (pictured). Despite winning four straight scraps, UFC president Dana White decided to bypass Bader and grant Alexander Gustafsson first crack at light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier’s freshly-minted title.The fact that Gustafsson has lost two of his last three bouts and is coming off a first round TKO loss to Anthony Johnson has...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorry Bader, Gustafsson to get first crack at DC’s strap

After their post-fight exchange following UFC 187, it appeared that new UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (16-1) and Ryan Bader were destined to trade more than just words somewhere in an arena near someone sometime soon. While it may have been what both men wanted – the UFC wasn’t just going to let DC and Bader book their own fight. Instead, Swedish sensation Alexander...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rashad Evans wants to fight Ryan Bader when he returns

Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has not fought since November 2013, when he stopped Chael Sonnen via first-round TKO. Since that time, "Suga" has continued to lead his Blackzilians team, and do television commentary work, in addition to undergoing two knee surgeries. Last month, Rashad told our own Damon Martin that he is hoping for and on pace to make a return to...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Daniel Cormier gets into it with Ryan Bader

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 in his post-fight press conference with Ryan Bader. “There’s somebody else that needs his ass kicked, too” “I want the easiest fight in the division, Ryan Bader” That’s fantastic stuff. I’d rather be talking...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Issues UFC Hit List, But Bellator Likely Next

After posting a unanimous decision victory over Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186, former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (pictured) claimed he’s just getting started. Jackson knows exactly who he would like to face now that he’s back in the UFC. His hit list is exclusive and highly prestigious. In fact, two of them are former champions and one is the division’s...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Predictions for UFC on Fox 15

Saturday, April 18, UFC on Fox 15 will be taking place in the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey.  This fight card is one of the best line-ups on free TV this year and definitely a must-watch for both hardcore and fair weather fans. For those of you who don’t know, fighters are given a number, or “odds”, to win or lose a fight.  If one sees a “+” next to the number...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader Wants Rematch With Jon Jones, “Bones” Unfazed

Ryan Bader (pictured) believes a lot can change in four years. Reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones thinks, um, not in this case. Bader and Jones were two of the UFC’s top up-and-coming 205-pounders when they collided at UFC 125 back in February 2011. Jones handed “Darth” his first professional defeat in 13 outings by submitting him in the second round of that pivotal...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader pulls out split decision victory over Phil Davis

Ryan Bader wanted to prove that he had what it takes to crack the top five of the light heavyweight division and he took a big step forward on Saturday with a split decision victory over Phil Davis. It was hard to imagine this battle between two of the premiere wrestlers in the division being anything other than a war of attrition as Davis and Bader constantly jockeyed for position...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader Wins Split Decision Against Phil Davis At UFC On FOX 14

Ryan Bader won a lukewarm light-heavyweight encounter with Phil Davis tonight at UFC On FOX 14, edging out his opponent by split decision. Round One: Davis circling on the outside as Bader pumps out the jab. Davis pawing out with his jab too. Bader presses forward with a flurry of left and rights, but doesn’t find a home for them as Davis backs out of range. Right hook lands...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader: I have better MMA wrestling than Phil Davis

In 2005 when he was a senior at Arizona State University, Ryan Bader entered the NCAA wrestling championships with the hopes of bringing home a title or at worst taking home All-American status for the second year in a row. Bader was one match away from the finals in 2004 when he lost to eventual national champion Damion Hahn out of Minnesota so when he entered the field the next...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader donates portion of fight money to Brian Stann's Hire Heroes USA

Times are tough all over, but UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader always has his mind on helping those in need so for the fourth time in his last five fights he will donate a significant amount of his sponsorship money to a military organization supporting troops coming back from combat overseas. Bader has worked with several military organizations in the past couple of years...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Road To The Octagon: Gustaffson Vs Johnson

Below you’ll find the full ‘UFC Road To The Octagon’ special for next weekend’s UFC On FOX 14 event in Stockholm, Sweden which focuses on the main event between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson, plus the co-main event which sees Ryan Bader up against Phil Davis. —
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Lyoto Machida KO Ryan Bader into oblivion

Lyoto Machida is one of the most dangerous fighters in MMA today. The former UFC light heavyweight champion may be coming off a tough loss to UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, but “The Dragon” is not far off from another title shot in 2015. Before Machida can even be considered for a rematch with Weidman, the Brazilian must take out the streaking CB Dollaway in the main...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader vs Phil Davis set for UFC on FOX 14 in Sweden

Mixed martial arts fan in Sweden are in for a treat this coming January. Not only is Swedish superstar Alexander Gustafsson throwing down against Anthony Johnson in the main event, but UFC officially announced another light heavyweight collision that is certain to bring fireworks. With the contenders in the 205 pound division dwindling, one of the few remaining matchups between...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Davis Vs Ryan Bader Official For UFC On FOX 14

A light-heavyweight fight between Phil Davis and Ryan Bader has been made official for UFC On FOX 14 which takes place in a 30,000 seater in Stockholm, Sweden on January 24th. Davis hit a bump in the road a couple of fights ago when he faced UFC On FOX 14’s headliner Anthony ‘Rumble Johnson back in April and found himself on the wrong end of a one-sided decision loss, ending...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader Added to UFC on FOX 14

While most Americans were busy sleeping off their Thanksgiving day dinners, the UFC was busy making a fight announcement. Light heavyweights Phil Davis (pictured) and Ryan Bader will collide at UFC on FOX 14. The January 24 event goes down inside Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Davis had his three-fight winning streak snapped by Anthony Johnson, but rebounded nicely by posting...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader official for UFC Fight Night on FOX in Sweden

Two of the top 10 light heavyweights in the world will square off in Sweden as Phil Davis has agreed to meet Ryan Bader at the upcoming UFC Fight Night on FOX card headlined by Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson. UFC officials announced the new bout early Friday morning. Davis (13-2, 1 NC) returns to the Octagon following one of his most dominant performances as he beat former...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovince Saint Preux Demolishes Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua at UFC Fight Night 56 (Video Highlights)

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is an absolute icon in mixed martial arts. Ovince Saint Preux (pictured) made the 32-year-old look absolutely silly on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 56. It took OSP all of 34 seconds to destroy the Brazilian in front of his hometown faithful. Shogun has now lost four of his last five, including two straight inside the octagon. Saint Preux, meanwhile, rebounded...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Shogun Now Fights OSP At UFC Fight Night 56 After Jimi Manuwa Pulls Out

A little over a week until UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil the event now has a new headliner after Jimi Manuawa was forced to pull out after breaking his foot. As a result his intended opponent Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will now fight short notice replacement Ovince St. Preux. It’s a big fight for OSP who’s coming off a unanimous decision loss to Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 47...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 179 Free Fight: Glover Teixeira KO’s Ryan Bader

After a three week hiatus, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns with a pay-per-view bonanza featuring one of the UFC’s most dominant champions in Jose Aldo. Before the Featherweight kingpin rematches Team Alpha Male product Chad Mendes in the main event of UFC 179, top ranked Light Heavyweights will battle it out in hopes of landing a title shot down the road. Fresh off...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson Challenges Alexander Gustafsson to Give Fans What They Want

Anthony Johnson (pictured) finally understands that a fight against Ryan Bader won’t do nearly as much for his UFC light heavyweight title hopes as a scrap against top contender Alexander Gustafsson would. After saying just nine days ago that he wanted to fight Bader next, then move on to Gustafsson after, Johnson now wants to leapfrog Bader and go straight for the man holding...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovince Saint Preux Faces Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante at UFC Fight Night 56

What do Ovince Saint Preux (pictured) and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante have in common? Both light heavyweights are looking to bounce back from unanimous decision defeats to Ryan Bader, and they will be inside the octagon at the exact same time on November 8. The UFC announced Thursday OSP and Feijao will battle in Brazil. Saint Preux lost to Bader just 12 days ago, and obviously...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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