Bader next in line for title shot with win over Johnson

January 7, 2016 8:08 pm by Evan Bell
Ryan Bader

While Ryan Bader has been knocking on the door of a light heavyweight title shot with his 5 fight win streak that most recently saw him handily defeat Rashad Evans via unanimous decision at UFC 192 in October, he hadn’t been promised a title shot.

Ahead of Bader’s UFC on FOX 18 fight against Anthony Johnson on January 30th, UFC President Dana White made it sound as if Bader would in fact be next in line for a title shot with a win over Johnson.

“Bader has been on a run; Bader’s wanted a shot at (Cormier). If he can get through the monster, Anthony Johnson, his shot will be well-deserved.”

Do you think Bader will be able to get past Johnson, and finally earn himself a title shot?


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