Archive: ryan bader

Jan 24, 2013 6:30 am

Exclusive| Vladimir Matyushenko: “I told Jon Jones He Better Win The Freaking Title”

  At 42 years old, Vladimir Matyushenko is among the very rare breed of old school MMA veterans that are still throwing down in today’s UFC against elite competition. Nicknamed “The Janitor” during his freestyle wrestling career, Matyushenko has been fighting professionally since 1997. Similar to UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, Matyushenko was even...

Jan 23, 2013 9:55 am

Tonight on BJPenn.Com Radio: KJ Noons, Ian McCall, Vlad Matyushenko & Mike King

  BJPenn.Com Radio is back on Wednesday night beginning at 8pm eastern. This week hosts Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli will speak to two fighters who all have big fights coming up and one fighter who fought on the last Strikeforce card ever and by all accounts was robbed of a victory. Kicking things off...


Oct 30, 2012 2:49 pm

Quick Twitt: Chris Weidman Loses New York Home In Hurricane Sandy | UFC NEWS

The entire east coast has been hit with a devastating hurricane this week. While the damage has yet to be fully realized, we know that homes are apparently being destroyed. UFC light-heavyweight, Ryan Bader, recently reported through twitter that UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman lost his home.

Oct 29, 2012 2:41 pm

PHOTO GALLERY | Fighter Halloween Costumes 2012 | MMA NEWS

Halloween is a holiday that I personally do not take part in. My last costume was self made, I called myself “underwear man” and I put a pair of whitey tighty’s on my head and went door to door asking for free candy with my friends. I was in the 8th grade. My lack of...

Sep 16, 2012 11:18 am

Legacy Fighting Championships Showcases Exciting Young Talent

This past Friday night, Legacy Fighting Championships showcased a few young and exciting fighters that we should all keep our eyes on in the near future. Darrion Caldwell is a featherweight who is currently training with Ryan Bader, CB Dolloway and Aaron Simpson at Power MMA in Arizona. Caldwell decided against fighting as an amateur...

Sep 12, 2012 10:29 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Darrion Caldwell Talks MMA Debut and Power MMA

  Darrion Caldwell has found success at every level of athletics since he was a young boy. A natural athlete, Caldwell grew up in Rahway, NJ and competed in a variety of sports, but found wrestling to be his true passion. After capturing three state high school championships, Caldwell received a full scholarship to wrestle...

Aug 23, 2012 9:12 am

Rumor: Dan Henderson out of UFC 151? | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Yesterday, the twitter universe exploded with speculation that light heavyweight #1 contender Dan Henderson was injured and could possibly be forced out of his scheduled title fight at UFC 151. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but that hasn’t stopped MMA media or officials from addressing the situation. UFC announcer Kenny Florian...

Aug 16, 2012 7:49 am

UFC and Fox Put Together A Year End Event Sure to Satisfy the Masses

The UFC and Fox certainly hit a homerun with the three blockbuster bouts they have booked for their year-end card scheduled for December 8th. The first year of this historic partnership has certainly had its share of growing pains, but it looks as though the duo is finally starting to understand what fights the fans...

Aug 9, 2012 11:18 am

Shogun tops UFC on FOX 4 salaries | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Two former UFC light-heavyweight champions led the payroll at last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 4 event, as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($240,000) and Lyoto Machida ($200,000) combined for 46 percent of the events $963,000 payroll. The main event of the evening proved to be very entertaining as Shogun Rua stopped Brandon Vera ($70,000) via fourth-round TKO. However, it...

Aug 6, 2012 8:09 pm

My UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera M.V.P.

This past Saturday night the UFC and Fox collaborated on what was without a doubt there most exciting show since they partnered up almost a year ago. Ever since the UFC debuted on Fox last November with Cain Velasquez defending his UFC Heavyweight Championship against Junior Dos Santos the rating have decreased with each and...

Aug 5, 2012 12:08 pm

The Dragon emerges from UFC on Fox 4 as the #1 Contender | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White stated that “whoever wins the most impressively” from the contests involving Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera and Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader would be deemed the #1 contender for the Light Heavyweight title. Machida and Bader were the first to take to the octagon...

Aug 4, 2012 1:37 pm

UFC on Fox 4 Official Results; Title Shot Announced

Main Bout (on Fox)(play by play) The main card of UFC on Fox was as exciting as a fan could hope for. Every fighter came carrying their A game. In the end it was a good night for one light heavyweight in particular. At the end of the broadcast Dana White announced that Lyoto Machida...

Aug 3, 2012 4:55 am

Jon Jones Has His Say On UFC On FOX 4 Headline Fights | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister The UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has his say on the UFC On FOX 4 headline bouts. Jones comments via his Official Twitter account. Jon Jones has fought and finished all four men who are set to feature on the UFC On FOX 4 headline bouts so who better to pick the...

Aug 2, 2012 7:26 am

Video | UFC On FOX 4: Lyoto Machida Open Workout | UFC News

MMA H.E.A.T. brings you Lyoto Machida’s open workout in advance of his co-main event fight with Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 4, set to take place August 4th in Los Angeles, CA. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 2, 2012 7:11 am

Video | UFC on FOX 4: Ryan Bader Open Workout | UFC News

MMA H.E.A.T. brings you Ryan Bader’s open workout in advance of his co-main event fight with Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida at UFC on FOX 4, set to take place August 4th in Los Angeles, CA. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 1, 2012 3:17 am

Video | Machida: Dragon Philosophy | UFC News

As Lyoto Machida explains, it’s not all about technique. Watch and learn as Machida prepares his mind, body, and soul for his bout against top light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader.

Jul 31, 2012 8:34 am

White Changes Tune, Says Four Fighters Now Competing for Shot at 205 lbs. Title | UFC NEWS

The fans have spoken, and UFC President Dana White heard them loud and clear. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida, and Ryan “Darth” Bader are now all competing for the next shot at the UFC light heayweight championship currently held by Jon “Bones” Jones. For his part, Jones must first...

Jul 31, 2012 7:50 am

Bader Relishes The Role Of Underdog Going Into Machida Bout | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Ryan Bader comments in an interview with MMAWeekly. Bader faced the current Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones at UFC 126 and was finished in the first round. Following the loss he faced Tito Ortiz at UFC 132 and was heavily favored to beat Ortiz however Ortiz managed to upset the odds and finished...

Jul 9, 2012 4:21 pm

Rampage Jackson vs Glover Teixeira set for UFC 153 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor A light heavyweight match-up between former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-10 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and UFC newcomer Glover Teixeira (18-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been added to UFC 153 in Brazil. The drama between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and the UFC is likely to come to an end at the UFC 153...

Jul 1, 2012 2:06 pm

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell’s Reaction To Tito Ortiz’s Submission Win At UFC 132 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Chuck Liddell and Dana White have both had their differences with “The People’s Champion” Tito Ortiz. Whether or not they have settled their rivalries was not important at UFC 132, however, as both Liddell and White were caught off guard by Ortiz’s out-of-nowhere submission victory. Surprised, they joined the crowd in attendance...

Jun 6, 2012 5:59 am

Machida Talks About His Fight With Bader And Training In Los Angeles | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Lyoto Machida in an interview with TATAME. Machida is currently in Los Angeles, California training for the Ryan Bader fight. “Well, I came to stay here for a couple of months, but I’m really liking the training here. It’s pretty intense, many guys helping me out here, like Rafael, Johnson, Werdum, Babalu...