|Born||Ryan DuWayne Bader
June 7, 1983
Reno, Nevada, United States
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Division||Light Heavyweight (205 lb)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Tempe, Arizona|
|Team||Power MMA Team|
NCAA Division I WrestlingPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||Arizona State University|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ryan DuWayne Bader (born June 7, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member and winner of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. He is currently #9 in official UFC light heavyweight rankings  and ranked the #7 light heavyweight in the world by Sherdog.
He attended Robert McQueen High School where he won two state championships and was ranked as high as 4th in the country for wrestling.
He attended Arizona State University where he was college teammates with current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and CB Dollaway. While attending ASU, Bader was a three-time Pac 10 Champion winning titles in 2003, 2004, and 2006. He was also a two-time All-American, placing 4th in 2004 as a sophomore and 7th in 2006 as a senior.
He began training at Arizona Combat Sports in early 2007.
The Ultimate Fighter
Bader's UFC career began as a contestant on season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter. Bader, the first light heavyweight selected by coach Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, went on to win his first 3 fights on the show to fight with Vinicius Magalhães on December 13, 2008 at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale.
At the finale, Bader defeated Magalhães by way of a quick, first-round knockout, earning the title of "The Ultimate Fighter" and winning the traditional "six-figure UFC contract". An overhand right dropped Magalhães, and Bader followed up with strikes on the ground to take the win less than halfway through the first frame.
Ultimate Fighting Championship 2009-2011
Bader's first post-TUF fight was at UFC Fight Night 18 against Carmelo Marrero, whom he defeated via a clear cut unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). During the match, Bader tore his medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament, which kept him sidelined until the next fall.
Shortly after the Marrero fight, Bader appeared alongside fellow Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Efrain Escudero in the UFC's sixth video game, UFC 2009 Undisputed. He and Escudero were available through special code obtained by pre-ordering the game from Gamestop. On September 10, 2009, he and Escudero were made available for download on PlayStation Network and Xbox 360 Marketplace.
Bader returned against Eric Schafer on October 24, 2009, at UFC 104. The fight was mainly dominated by Bader, who scored with a powerful attack of combinations standing and controlled the grappling, en route a unanimous decision victory (29–26, 30–27 and 30–27).
Next for Bader was Keith Jardine, who he fought on February 21, 2010 at the UFC's debut effort in Australia, UFC 110. Bader scored a sharp jab on the tiring Jardine, which set up a flying knee to the chest and a left hook at 2:10 of the third round to secure a KO victory for Bader.
Bader moved his UFC record to 5-0 at the expense of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 119, controlling him most of the fight with his wrestling and using his jab and short combinations to stop much of Nogueira's offense. All three judges scored the fight 30–27 for Bader.
First MMA losses 2011-Present
Four months after his victory over Nogueira, Bader fought fellow rising prospect Jon Jones on February 5, 2011, at UFC 126, where he received the first loss of his MMA career after tapping out to a modified guillotine choke in the second round.
Bader then faced Jason Brilz on November 19, 2011 at UFC 139. He defeated Brilz at 1:17 of the first round via KO, landing a straight right behind Brilz's ear causing him to immediately fall to the mat face-first.
Bader next faced former Light Heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson on February 26, 2012 at UFC 144. Jackson weighed in over the Light Heavyweight weight allowance of 206 lbs by 5 lbs, weighing in at 211 lbs. Bader accepted the fight at a catchweight and received 20% of Jackson's purse. Bader won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Bader faced former title challenger Vladimir Matyushenko on January 26, 2013 at UFC on Fox 6. He won the fight via guillotine choke submission at just 50 seconds of the first round, earning his first Submission of the Night honors, and also having the fastest UFC Light Heavyweight submission.
The bout with Teixeira eventually took place on September 4, 2013 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 28. Despite dropping Teixeira early in the first round, Bader lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
Bader and his girlfriend Daisy were married at the end of October 2010. They had a baby, which was born in April 2012 and are expecting their second child.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- National Collegiate Athletic Association
- NCAA Division I All-American out of Arizona State University (2004), (2006)
- NCAA Division I 197 lb - 4th place out of Arizona State University (2004)
- NCAA Division I 197 lb - 7th place out of Arizona State University (2006)
- Pac-10 Conference Championship out of Arizona State University (2003), (2004), (2006)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||16 wins||4 losses|
|Win||16–4||Anthony Perosh||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot||December 7, 2013||3||5:00||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Loss||15–4||Glover Teixeira||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader||September 4, 2013||1||2:55||Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Win||15–3||Vladimir Matyushenko||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson||January 26, 2013||1||0:50||Chicago, Illinois, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Loss||14-3||Lyoto Machida||KO (punch)||UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera||August 4, 2012||2||1:32||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||14-2||Quinton Jackson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 144||February 26, 2012||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan||211 lb. Catchweight bout; Jackson missed weight|
|Win||13–2||Jason Brilz||KO (punch)||UFC 139||November 19, 2011||1||1:17||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||12–2||Tito Ortiz||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 132||July 2, 2011||1||1:56||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||12–1||Jon Jones||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 126||February 5, 2011||2||4:20||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12–0||Antônio Rogério Nogueira||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 119||September 25, 2010||3||5:00||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||11–0||Keith Jardine||KO (punch)||UFC 110||February 21, 2010||3||2:10||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||10–0||Eric Schafer||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 104||October 24, 2009||3||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||9–0||Carmelo Marrero||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann||April 1, 2009||3||5:00||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||8–0||Vinny Magalhães||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir Finale||December 13, 2008||1||2:18||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Won The Ultimate Fighter 8|
|Win||7–0||Buckley Acosta||Submission (arm triangle choke)||XCC 6: Western Threat||April 5, 2008||1||0:47||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–0||Brad Peterson||Decision (unanimous)||IFO: Fireworks in the Cage IV||December 28, 2007||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–0||Ulises Cortez||KO (suplex slam & punches)||SE: Vale Tudo||October 27, 2007||1||N/A||Mexico|
|Win||4–0||Dicky Chavez||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Unstoppable||September 15, 2007||1||0:41||San Carlos, Arizona, United States|
|Win||3–0||Tim Peacock||TKO (punches)||Rage in the Cage 94||June 9, 2007||2||2:50||Camp Verde, Arizona, United States|
|Win||2–0||David Baggett||Submission (rear naked choke)||Proving Grounds 1||May 12, 2007||1||N/A||Cayman Islands|
|Win||1–0||Dave Covello||Submission (punches)||RENO COMBATS: Iferno 2||March 31, 2007||1||2:21||Camp Verde, Arizona, United States|
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- UFC Fighter Rankings
- "Sherdog Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". sherdog.com. February 24, 2014. Retrieved 2013-01-28.
- UFC 2009 Undisputed for Xbox 360 | GameStop
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- "Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz added to UFC 139 in San Jose". mmajunkie.com. August 23, 2011.
- "UFC 144: Rampage Jackson Misses Weight By Five Pounds, Loses 20% Of Purse While Fight Goes On". bloodyelbow.com. 2012-02-24.
- "UFC 144: Rampage Jackson vs. Ryan Bader booked for Feb. 26 in Japan". mmamania.com. 2011-11-24.
- "Ryan Bader vs Lyoto Machida added to UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles". 2012-04-30.
- "UFC on Fox 6 Gets Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Ryan Bader". mmaweekly.com. December 3, 2012.
- "Ryan Bader vs. Glover Teixeira light heavyweight bout booked for UFC 160". MMAjunkie.com. February 19, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
- "James Te Huna replaces Ryan Bader, faces Glover Teixeira at UFC 160". MMAjunkie.com. March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
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- "UFC Champ Cain Velasquez In Ryan Bader’s Wedding". TEREZOWENS.com. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
- Ryan "Darth" Bader -Official UFC® Fighter Profile
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- Professional MMA record for Ryan Bader from Sherdog
- Official website
- Ryan Bader on Twitter
- UFC Profile
- Ryan Bader's profile at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame[dead link]