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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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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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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...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson demolishes Ryan Bader with vicious first round KO

Anthony Johnson made short work of Ryan Bader after reversing a takedown and then pounding the former "Ultimate Fighter" winner with a knockout thanks to some vicious ground and pound on the mat in round one.Official result: Anthony Johnson def. Ryan Bader by TKO at 1:26, R1More to come....
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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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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...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night New Jersey Anthony Johnson Vs. Ryan Bader Weigh-In Results

UFC Fight Night New Jersey, which is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight fight between No. 2 Anthony Johnson and No. 4 Ryan Bader and the heavyweight clash between No. 8 Josh Barnett and No. 7 Ben Rothwell, airs live on FOX from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Saturday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. ET. Six prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at 5 p.m., and the event’s first three...
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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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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson: I know Ryan Bader will try to wrestle me

Ryan Bader wanted a title shot. Instead, he got Anthony "Rumble" Johnson - one of the most dangerous power strikers in all of MMA, who not too long ago had his own crack at UFC gold.The two light heavyweights will face off this Saturday in New Jersey in the UFC on FOX main event. Johnson surely does want to one day get another chance at holding the world title at 205 pounds, but...
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14 days ago  |  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...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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