UFC 132 Video Gives A Preview of What Could Happen Saturday Night
Tito Ortiz better be ready because Ryan Bader is coming.
Bader is a heavy hitter who knocked out Keith Jardine at his last fight during UFC 110, and as you can see above, it can and will happen in the blink of an eye.
All it takes is one punch that rattles his opponent's defense, and he pounces, devastating his opponent with vicious knees and fists that left Jardine laying crumpled up against the side of the cage.
Bader is a dangerous fighter, and he's going up against a man who has more than enough miles on his tires.
Ortiz is a UFC veteran, but he isn't anything close to what he used to be during the prime of his fighting career.
This is a man who hasn't won a fight since October of 2006, when he pounded an over-the-hill Ken Shamrock into the canvas.
Since then, he is 0-4-1, with the lone draw coming against Rashad Evans. It has been a long way to the bottom for Ortiz, who has refused to hang it up, even with all of the evidence showing that his best days are far behind him.
Fighters are notoriously stubborn when it comes to retirement, and this might be the fight that puts the nail in Ortiz's coffin.
However, not many men can say they have knocked out Tito Ortiz, and that is in his favor heading into this fight.
Ortiz has only been knocked out twice in his career, both by Chuck Liddell. Those fights happened in 2004 and 2006 respectfully, so it is going to take a lot to put Ortiz in a position where the referee is going to have to stop the fight.
Bader is going to have his work cut out for him against a veteran fighter, but everything that we have seen from Ortiz over the past few years indicates that he is in store for a brutal beat down at the hands of the heavy-hitting 28-year-old.