Bellator Light-Heavyweight Tournament Match-ups Announced

Bellator have unveiled the opening round match-ups for their four-man, one-night light-heavyweight tournament which will takes place at their Bellator MMA: Dynamite! show on September 19th. In the first bracket former UFC top 10 205lb’er Phil Davis will be going up against former Bellator champion Emanuel Newton. Davis suffered two losses in his last three fights for the UFC...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader: I'd be surprised if Rashad Evans shows up to UFC 192

Ryan Bader had hoped for a shot at the light heavyweight UFC championship next, after having won four straight fights. Instead, he'll get former champion Rashad Evans at UFC 192 on Oct. 3. At least, that's what's on the schedule. During a recent interview with Submission Radio, Bader said that he would be surprised if "Suga" actually makes the date. After all, at that point it will...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader, Rashad Evans trade trash talk over Twitter

Ryan Bader and Rashad Evans are scheduled to fight at UFC 192 in October, and the two are kicking the hype into high gear with some Twitter trash talk. On Saturday, Bader tweeted about training for the fight. Evans took a humorous swipe at him by saying he was “wasting” his time by training. @ryanbader @Powermmafitness Stop wasting your time! This won't help you! Only thing...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rashad Evans Returns Against Ryan Bader At UFC 192

It appears Rashad Evans’ 23-month hiatus will finally be coming to an end. On Wednesday, it was announced Evans will battle Ryan Bader at UFC 192. The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas hosts the October 3 show. Evans was slated to fight Daniel Cormier in February 2014 at UFC 170, but was forced to pull out to go under the knife to repair his knee. He was expected to only be out...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rashad Evans And Ryan Bader Hope To Fight At UFC 192 In October

Surveying the landscape at the top of the light-heavyweight division, Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader appear to have come to the conclusion that they should fight each other next. Evans is looking to return to action in just a few months time after what will have been almost a two year layoff due to knee surgeries and he sees Bader as a good first step to getting back into title contention...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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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June 05, 2015  |  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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June 04, 2015  |  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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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson First Up For UFC Champ Daniel Cormier

If Ryan Bader was pissed at the UFC 187 post-fight press conference, then steam must be coming out of “Darth’s” ears right now. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” UFC president Dana White said former top contender Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) will get first crack at freshly-minted light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.White didn’t confirm exactly when the...
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June 03, 2015  |  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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June 03, 2015  |  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

Watch Daniel Cormier And Ryan Bader’s Heated Exchange Post-fight At UFC 187

At the UFC 187 post-fight press conference last night a heated exchange broke out between new light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader who was in the audience. Bader had originally been set to fight Cormier before ‘DC’ was called in to replace Jon Jones against Anthony Johnson and the No.5 ranked contender was keen to stake his claim for the next shot at the title...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier And Ryan Bader Almost Come To Blows At UFC 187 Press Conference (Video)

Daniel Cormier captured the vacant light heavyweight title Saturday by beating Anthony Johnson at UFC 187. Ryan Bader (pictured) was not impressed. The two had to be separated at the UFC 187 post-fight press conference after Cormier was asked about his in-cage speech, which focused only on Jon Jones. “Joe Rogan, no disrespect to you or the 16,000 people in this arena, but I have...
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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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
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

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...
Via Fight Of The Night
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...
Via Fox Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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