Ryan Bader News

Nov 2, 2017 8:10 am

Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader wants in on heavyweight tournament

Tomorrow night, in the main event of the exciting Bellator 186 card, Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader will attempt to defend his title opposite the dangerous Linton Vassell. While this test is at the forefront of the champ’s mind, he’s also interested in partaking in a much-discussed Bellator heavyweight title tournament. “I would definitely...

Jun 24, 2017 7:03 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Ryan Bader defeats Phil Davis

Bellator NYC Results: Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis A light heavyweight title fight served as the featured bout of tonight’s “Bellator NYC” prelims in New York as current 205-pound champion Phil Davis took on top contender Ryan Bader. Round one begins and Phil Davis is quick to shoot in for a takedown attempt. He presses...

May 8, 2017 10:39 am

American Animals Episode 40 – Ryan “Darth” Bader

Bader will make his Bellator debut versus Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis at Bellator 180. On this episode of American Animals, the Animals are back in the studio, and here to rock your week! Erik Apple and TJ De Santis are here to discuss the biggest and best news in all of MMA. The guys tell us about some of the biggest upcoming matches this summer,...

Apr 28, 2017 12:18 pm

Ryan Bader to bring in a substantial amount over Reebok deal with personal sponsorships

Ryan Bader is one of the noteworthy fighters that jumped ship from the UFC to Bellator MMA recently. With going through the negotiation process between the two major mixed martial arts promotions, Bader ultimately felt like he would be better off changing things up and signing with Bellator. A big factor in Bader’s decision to...

Mar 21, 2017 10:02 am

Phil Davis and Ryan Bader hoping to rematch on stacked Bellator 180 card

Earlier this week, we learned that long-time UFC light heavyweight contender and TUF season eight winner Ryan Bader had signed with Bellator MMA. The dangerous light heavyweight talent has wasted no time in attempting to book his first fight with the organization, calling out the light heavyweight champ Phil Davis for a fight at Bellator...

Mar 20, 2017 1:38 pm

Ryan Bader signs with Bellator MMA

Another top fighter has left the UFC and has signed with Bellator MMA. UFC light heavyweight veteran Ryan Bader who was recently ranked #5 on the official UFC rankings announced on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour that he has signed with Bellator MMA. Ryan Bader announces on #themmahour that he has officially signed with...

Dec 7, 2016 1:54 pm

Ryan Bader discusses his new free agency: There’s definitely interest out there

UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader wrapped up his latest UFC contract in the best way possible, scoring impressive stoppages over Ilir Latifi and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. With these wins, which reaffirmed his status as one of the world’s top light heavyweights, Bader made himself a valuable commodity not only in the eyes of the UFC,...

Nov 20, 2016 6:00 am

VIDEO | Highlights! Watch Bader smash Lil Nog in Sao Paulo

Last night (Saturday, November 19) the UFC returned to sun soaked Sao Paulo, Brazil with UFC Fight Night 100. The card was headlined by a light heavyweight clash between long-time contender Ryan Bader, and Brazilian legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – more widely known as “Lil Nog.” The bout had the potential to thrust the winner...

Nov 6, 2016 10:14 am

Check out the Official Poster for UFC Fight Night 100!

On November 19, the UFC will promote its 100th Fight Night card. This card will emanate from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in beautiful Sao Paolo, Brazil. Initially, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between Swedish contender Alexander Gustafsson and Brazilian veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. When Gustafsson withdrew from the bout...

Sep 3, 2016 1:04 pm

VIDEO | Ryan Bader knocks out Ilir Latifi with brutal knee

Here's that knee landed by @ryanbader!! Wow!! #UFCHamburg @aaronsimpson pic.twitter.com/nyGhqvTZiW — #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) September 3, 2016 On the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ Ryan Bader left MMA fans stunned as he knocked out heavy handed Swedish fighter Ilir Latifi. Bader, who came into the bout looking to avenge his KO loss to...

Sep 3, 2016 9:25 am

Ryan Bader: “Terrible” ‘Rumble’ Loss changed my perception on win streaks

On the night going into Ryan Bader’s headlining main event against Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, Bader was riding an impressive five fight win streak, the kind of win streaks that usually lead to title fights. And with victories over Rashad Evans, Ovince Saint Preux and Phil Davis during that five fight span of dominance, a chance at light...

Feb 1, 2016 6:46 pm

Ryan Bader releases statement after KO loss to Anthony Johnson

It was a tough pill to swallow for Ryan Bader. After campaigning hard for a shot at the UFC light heavyweight title on a five-fight win streak, Bader was put to the test before getting a title fight and met the hard-hitting Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC on FOX 18 on Saturday...

Feb 1, 2016 3:04 pm

Rare Video: Ryan Bader’s Final Preparation For Anthony Johnson!

Ryan Bader came up short in his main-event LHW clash of contenders when Anthony “Rumble” Johnson came in like a freight-train and put the hurt on Bader capping off the night with a first round KO. Check out Bader and his team getting lost and a little fight prep before his loss.