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Ryan Bader Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 33-7-0 NC(1)

Ryan Bader was born in Reno, Nevada and started wrestling at the age of seven. 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. In football, Bader was the 2001 Nevada Defensive Player of the Year and helped the McQueen Lancers win the Nevada state championship title. Bader ultimately attended Arizona State University on a wrestling scholarship, where he was college teammates with former 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 at the NCAA national tournament. He began training at Arizona Combat Sports in early 2007.

Last Fight: Cheick Kongo
Age: 38
Height 6'2"
Weight 233 lbs
Nick Name: "Darth"
Nationality: United States
Association: Power MMA Team
33 Wins
KO / TKO
13
39%
Submission
5
15%
Decisions
16
48%
7 Losses
KO / TKO
5
71%
Submission
2
28%
Decisions
0
0%

Wiki Stats

Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Style Wrestling
Stance Orthodox
Team Power MMA Team
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Jair Lourenço Gurgel
Wrestling NCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active 2007–present
University Arizona State University
Spouse Daisy Bader ​(m. 2010)​

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Ryan Bader next fight?
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Ryan Bader last fight?
Ryan Bader won his last fight against Cheick Kongo by Decision (Unanimous) on May. 06, 2022 at Bellator 280 - Bader vs. Kongo 2.
Is Ryan Bader retired?
Ryan Bader last fought Cheick Kongo 18 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Ryan Bader?
Ryan Bader has a 82% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 62% of his fights.
Out of the 27 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -290 favorite, and out of 17 favored matches, he has won 88% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 10 matches, with a win rate of 50% and an odds average of +167.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 27 of Ryan Bader betting fights, you would have made $606.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $1373.
Where is Ryan Bader from?
Ryan Bader is from Tempe, Arizona, United States.
Did Ryan Bader go to college?
Ryan Bader attended Arizona State University.
Has Ryan Bader ever been knocked out?
Ryan Bader has lost 5 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Punches) from Corey Anderson on Oct. 16, 2021 at Bellator 268 - Nemkov vs. Anglickas
How long has Ryan Bader been fighting?
Ryan Bader has been fighting for a period of 13 years 10 months and 16 days, his first fight was on May. 21, 2008 at UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Elimination Fights. He has accumalated roughly 6 hours, 34 minutes and 10 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
win Cheick Kongo Bellator 280 - Bader vs. Kongo 2
May/06/2022
Decision (Unanimous) Jacob Montalvo 5 5:00
win Valentin Moldavsky Bellator 273 - Bader vs. Moldavsky
Jan/29/2022
Decision (Unanimous) Mike Beltran 5 5:00
loss Corey Anderson Bellator 268 - Nemkov vs. Anglickas
Oct/16/2021
TKO (Punches) Jason Herzog 1 0:51
win Lyoto Machida Bellator 256 - Bader vs. Machida 2
Apr/09/2021
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 5 5:00
loss Vadim Nemkov Bellator 244 - Bader vs. Nemkov
Aug/21/2020
TKO (Head Kick and Punches) Kerry Hatley 2 3:02
NC Cheick Kongo Bellator 226 - Bader vs. Kongo
Sep/07/2019
No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke) Mike Beltran 1 3:52
win Fedor Emelianenko Bellator 214 - Fedor vs. Bader
Jan/26/2019
TKO (Punches) Mike Beltran 1 0:35
win Matt Mitrione Bellator 207 - Mitrione vs. Bader
Oct/12/2018
Decision (Unanimous) Todd Anderson 3 5:00
win Muhammed Lawal Bellator 199 - Bader vs. King Mo
May/12/2018
TKO (Punches) Mike Beltran 1 0:15
win Linton Vassell Bellator 186 - Bader vs. Vassell
Nov/03/2017
TKO (Punches) Keith Peterson 2 3:58
win Phil Davis Bellator 180 - Sonnen vs. Silva
Jun/24/2017
Decision (Split) Dan Miragliotta 5 5:00
win Antonio Rogerio Nogueira UFC Fight Night 100 - Bader vs. Nogueira 2
Nov/19/2016
TKO (Punches) Mario Yamasaki 3 3:51
win Ilir Latifi UFC Fight Night 93 - Arlovski vs. Barnett
Sep/03/2016
KO (Knee) Neil Hall 2 2:06
loss Anthony Johnson UFC on Fox 18 - Johnson vs. Bader
Jan/30/2016
KO (Punches) Keith Peterson 1 1:26
win Rashad Evans UFC 192 - Cormier vs. Gustafsson
Oct/03/2015
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Phil Davis UFC on Fox 14 - Gustafsson vs. Johnson
Jan/24/2015
Decision (Split) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
win Ovince St. Preux UFC Fight Night 47 - Bader vs. St. Preux
Aug/16/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 5 5:00
win Rafael Cavalcante UFC 174 - Johnson vs. Bagautinov
Jun/14/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
win Anthony Perosh UFC Fight Night 33 - Hunt vs. Bigfoot
Dec/07/2013
Decision (Unanimous) John Sharp 3 5:00
loss Glover Teixeira UFC Fight Night 28 - Teixeira vs. Bader
Sep/04/2013
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 1 2:55
win Vladimir Matyushenko UFC on Fox 6 - Johnson vs. Dodson
Jan/26/2013
Submission (Guillotine Choke) John McCarthy 1 0:50
loss Lyoto Machida UFC on Fox 4 - Shogun vs. Vera
Aug/04/2012
KO (Punches) John McCarthy 2 1:32
win Quinton Jackson UFC 144 - Edgar vs. Henderson
Feb/26/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Leon Roberts 3 5:00
win Jason Brilz UFC 139 - Shogun vs. Henderson
Nov/19/2011
KO (Punch) Jason McCoy 1 1:17
loss Tito Ortiz UFC 132 - Cruz vs. Faber 2
Jul/02/2011
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Mario Yamasaki 1 1:56
loss Jon Jones UFC 126 - Silva vs. Belfort
Feb/05/2011
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Herb Dean 2 4:20
win Antonio Rogerio Nogueira UFC 119 - Mir vs. Cro Cop
Sep/25/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win Keith Jardine UFC 110 - Nogueira vs. Velasquez
Feb/20/2010
KO (Punch) Josh Rosenthal 3 2:10
win Eric Schafer UFC 104 - Machida vs. Shogun
Oct/24/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win Carmelo Marrero UFC Fight Night 18 - Condit vs. Kampmann
Apr/01/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Vinny Magalhaes UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale
Dec/13/2008
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 1 2:18
win Buckley Acosta XCC 6 - Western Threat
Apr/05/2008
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 0:47
win Brad Peterson IFO - Fireworks in the Cage IV
Dec/28/2007
Decision (Unanimous) Mario Yamasaki 3 5:00
win Ulysses Cortez SE - Vale Tudo
Oct/27/2007
KO (Punches) 1 N/A
win Dicky Chavez KOTC - Unstoppable
Sep/15/2007
TKO (Punches) 1 0:41
win Tim Peacock WFC - Rumble In The Red Rocks
Jun/09/2007
TKO (Punches) 2 2:50
win David Baggett PG 1 - Proving Grounds 1
May/12/2007
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 N/A
win Dave Covello WFC - Desert Storm
Mar/31/2007
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 2:21
win Eliot Marshall UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Semifinals, Day 1
Jun/25/2008
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win Tom Lawlor UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Quarterfinals, Day 1
May/28/2008
KO (Punches) Herb Dean 1 3:44
win Kyle Kingsbury UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Elimination Fights
May/21/2008
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Steve Mazzagatti 2 1:33