Ryan Bader

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Ryan Bader
Ryan Darth Bader
Born Ryan DuWayne Bader
(1983-06-07) June 7, 1983 (age 31)
Reno, Nevada, United States
Other names Darth
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Division Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
Reach 74.0 in (188 cm)[1]
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Tempe, Arizona
Team Power MMA Team
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[citation needed]
Wrestling NCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active 2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 18
By knockout 6
By submission 4
By decision 8
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By submission 2
University Arizona State University
Website http://www.ryanbader.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ryan DuWayne Bader[2] (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 #8 in official UFC Light Heavyweight rankings [3] and ranked the #9 Light Heavyweight in the world by Sherdog.[4]

Background[edit]

Ryan Bader was born in Reno, Nevada. He entered mixed martial arts after a successful career in amateur wrestling. He attended Robert McQueen High School where he won two state championships and was ranked as high as fourth 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 fourth in 2004 as a sophomore and seventh in 2006 as a senior. He began training at Arizona Combat Sports in early 2007.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Bader's UFC career began as a contestant on season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter. Bader, the first light heavyweight selected by coach Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, went on to win his first three 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[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.

Along with Jesse Forbes, CB Dollaway, Eric Larkin and Aaron Simpson, Bader left Arizona Combat Sports to train at their newly opened gym Power MMA And Fitness.[8]

Bader moved his UFC record to 5-0 at the expense of Antônio Rogério 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.[9]

First MMA losses 2011-Present[edit]

Four months after his victory over Nogueira, Bader fought fellow rising prospect Jon Jones on February 5, 2011, at UFC 126,[10] where he received the first loss of his MMA career after tapping out to a modified guillotine choke in the second round.

Bader lost to Tito Ortiz on July 2, 2011 at UFC 132 by an arm-in guillotine choke which Ortiz secured following a knockdown of Bader.[11]

Bader then faced Jason Brilz on November 19, 2011 at UFC 139.[12] 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.[13] 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).[14]

Bader faced Lyoto Machida on August 4, 2012 at UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera.[15] He was defeated via KO at 1:32 in the second round, after rushing in and being caught with a punch.

Bader faced former title challenger Vladimir Matyushenko on January 26, 2013 at UFC on Fox 6.[16] 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.

Bader was expected to face Glover Teixeira on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160.[17] However, Bader pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by James Te-Huna.[18]

The bout with Teixeira eventually took place on September 4, 2013 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 28.[19] Despite dropping Teixeira early in the first round, Bader lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Bader faced Anthony Perosh on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33.[20] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Bader faced Rafael Cavalcante on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174.[21][22] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Bader faced Ovince St. Preux on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux.[23] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Personal life[edit]

Bader and his girlfriend Daisy were married at the end of October 2010.[24] They had a baby, which was born in April 2012 and are expecting their second child.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Collegiate wrestling[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–4 Ovince St. Preux Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux August 16, 2014 5 5:00 Bangor, Maine, United States
Win 17–4 Rafael Cavalcante Decision (unanimous) UFC 174 June 14, 2014 3 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 16–4 Anthony Perosh Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot December 7, 2013 3 5:00 Brisbane, Australia
Loss 15–4 Glover Teixeira TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader September 4, 2013 1 2:55 Belo Horizonte, 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 & 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 174 Johnson vs. Bagautinov". UFC.com. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ryan Bader profile". THESUNDEVILS.cstv.com. 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
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  5. ^ UFC 2009 Undisputed for Xbox 360 | GameStop
  6. ^ Ryan Bader: I'm fighting Eric Schafer at UFC 104 in Los Angeles on Oct. 24
  7. ^ "Keith Jardine vs. Ryan Bader targeted for UFC 110 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  8. ^ "BADER, SIMPSON & DOLLAWAY TO OPEN NEW GYM". MMAWeekly.com. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  9. ^ "Frank Mir knocks out Mirko Cro Cop in UFC 119 main event". vancouversun.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  10. ^ "Dana White Confirms Jones vs. Bader for UFC 126". MMAWeekly.com. 2010-10-26. 
  11. ^ "Tito Ortiz Takes on Ryan Bader at UFC 132 on July 2". mmaweekly.com. March 21, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz added to UFC 139 in San Jose". mmajunkie.com. August 23, 2011. 
  13. ^ "UFC 144: Rampage Jackson Misses Weight By Five Pounds, Loses 20% Of Purse While Fight Goes On". bloodyelbow.com. 2012-02-24. 
  14. ^ "UFC 144: Rampage Jackson vs. Ryan Bader booked for Feb. 26 in Japan". mmamania.com. 2011-11-24. 
  15. ^ "Ryan Bader vs Lyoto Machida added to UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles". 2012-04-30. 
  16. ^ "UFC on Fox 6 Gets Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Ryan Bader". mmaweekly.com. December 3, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Ryan Bader vs. Glover Teixeira light heavyweight bout booked for UFC 160". MMAjunkie.com. February 19, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  18. ^ "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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  20. ^ Nick Walshaw (2013-09-19). "Australia's Anthony Perosh secures UFC fight with US star Ryan Bader". heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  21. ^ Trent Reinsmith (2014-04-03). "Ryan Bader vs. Rafael Cavalcante targeted for UFC 174". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  22. ^ Henderson, Jason (24 April 2014). "Ryan Bader Vs Rafael ‘Feijao’ Set For UFC 174". Fight of the Night. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  23. ^ Staff (2014-06-18). "Bader vs. OSP to headline in Maine". UFC.com. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  24. ^ "UFC Champ Cain Velasquez In Ryan Bader’s Wedding". TEREZOWENS.com. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  25. ^ a b Ryan "Darth" Bader -Official UFC® Fighter Profile
  26. ^ a b [2][dead link]

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