1. Jon Jones Responds to Ryan Bader: 'I'd Spank That Even Faster Next Time'

    Jon Jones and Ryan Bader were young, unbeaten contenders vying for a shot at light heavyweight gold when they first met at UFC 126...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 1 month ago 8,638 reads 23 comments

  2. Daniel Cormier vs. Ryan Bader Announced for UFC Fight Night Event

    The UFC has announced a critical light heavyweight fight between Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader , and it will likely serve as the headliner for UFC Fight Night on June 6...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 10,603 reads 97 comments

  3. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: February 2015 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts come about through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 10,966 reads 42 comments

  4. 4 Fights for Ryan Bader to Take Next

    At UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Johnson, Ryan Bader narrowly defeated Phil Davis in a methodical, slow-paced fight that wasn ’t exactly fan-friendly...

    Mike Wellman Written by Mike Wellman about 3 months ago 10,765 reads 42 comments

  5. Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader: What We Learned from Light Heavyweight Tilt

    Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony "Rumble" Johnson aren't the only light heavyweights on Saturday's UFC on Fox 14 card. Phil Davis and Ryan Bader also faced off to determine which longtime gatekeeper would make a run at the strap...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 9,043 reads 40 comments

  6. UFC on Fox 14 Bold Predictions: Who Gets a Date with Jon Jones? Rumble or Gus?

    Even as the UFC light heavyweight champion finds himself mired in the flat spin of a drug scandal, the division rolls on around him. Saturday's UFC on Fox 14 features two potentially meaningful 205-pound scraps...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 21,084 reads 89 comments

  7. Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader: Will the Real Gatekeeper Please Stand Up?

    If mixed martial arts had a Mount Rushmore, the chiseled faces of Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre and Randy Couture would be etched in it forever, watching over the legions of fighters who one day hope to have their likeness immortalized...

    Bradley Popkin Written by Bradley Popkin about 4 months ago 4,312 reads 7 comments

  8. Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Before Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony "Rumble" Johnson battle it out at UFC on Fox 14 this Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden, for the right to challenge champion Jon Jones, two more divisional contenders will assert their Octagon dominance...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 6,349 reads 34 comments

  9. Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader Added to UFC on Fox 14 Card in Stockholm

    The same day that tickets went on sale for the event, a bout between a pair of former NCAA Division I wrestlers and world-ranked light heavyweights was added to the UFC on Fox 14 card in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 5 months ago 6,486 reads 47 comments

  10. Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Is the Fight to Make

    As it turns out, a difficult weight cut was the only thing holding Anthony "Rumble" Johnson from making his way to the front of the line...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 8 months ago 9,906 reads 83 comments

  11. Ryan Bader Re-Injured Hand Leading Up to Fight with OSP at Fight Night 47

    Ryan Bader made another strong move up the light heavyweight ladder this past Saturday night when he defeated Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of Fight Night 47...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 9 months ago 3,828 reads 7 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 47 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Ryan Bader

    Ryan Bader continues serving as the light heavyweight division's foremost gatekeeper, and he has officially declared that Ovince Saint Preux's name is "not on the list...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 18,696 reads 72 comments

  13. Ryan Bader's Win over Ovince Saint Preux Leaves Fans Asking the Tough Questions

    There were times when it seemed like nobody wanted to be there. Ryan Bader succeeded only in spurts, Ovince Saint Preux finished looking lost and tired, and as the clock crept past 1 a...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 8,218 reads 18 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 47: Video Highlights from Main Event

    Ryan Bader reminded the world of his presence as a contender in the light heavyweight division Saturday night by routing Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of UFC Fight Night 47...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 9 months ago 4,006 reads 3 comments

  15. Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux: What We Learned from Light Heavyweight Tilt

    By giving Ovince Saint Preux a 25-mintute lesson in wrestling 101, Ryan Bader proved he is more than just a gatekeeper in the light heavyweight division at UFC Fight Night 47...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 9 months ago 3,728 reads 4 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions, More

    When the UFC visits Bangor, Maine, on Saturday, there will be a handful of fights on the card with strong Fight of the Night potential...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 9 months ago 2,219 reads 2 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 47 Weigh-In Results and Updates

    UFC Fight Night 47 hits Bangor, Maine this weekend with a light heavyweight main event between two top-10 fighters. No. 8-ranked Ryan Bader meets No. 10-ranked Ovince St. Preux in the final bout of the night...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 9 months ago 12,437 reads 9 comments

  18. Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    This Saturday, the UFC goes to Bangor, Maine, for UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux . The main event features a light heavyweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter season ...

    Tim McTiernan Written by Tim McTiernan about 9 months ago 1,398 reads 4 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 47 Bold Predictions: What's in Store for Ryan Bader, OSP?

    Perhaps more than anything else, UFC Fight Night 47 has positioning going for it. The Octagon makes its first trip to Maine on Saturday in the UFC's first fight card in 21 days...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 7,652 reads 9 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 47 Preview: Ryan Bader Can Still Be Somebody at 205 Pounds

    It’s easy to feel sorry for a guy like Ryan Bader . OK—scratch that—more accurately, I suspect it’s easy for fight fans to feel absolutely nothing for a guy like Bader ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 2,338 reads 14 comments

  21. Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    UFC Fight Night 47 is headlined on Saturday by No. 8-ranked light heavyweight Ryan Bader squaring off against No. 10-ranked contender Ovince Saint Preux...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 9 months ago 7,877 reads 14 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 47: Ryan Bader at Pivotal Moment in Career vs Ovince Saint Preux

    Ryan Bader finds himself in a very familiar position against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night 47 on August 16. He's been here before, but hasn't been able to get past the realm of the gatekeeper...

    Kyle Symes Written by Kyle Symes about 9 months ago 13,901 reads 13 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 47 Gets Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux as Main Event

    Two light heavyweights who picked up wins at UFC 174 will be headlining the UFC's trip to Maine later this summer...

    Kyle Symes Written by Kyle Symes about 11 months ago 4,828 reads 73 comments

  24. UFC 174: 4 Biggest Takeaways from Vancouver

    UFC 174 hit Vancouver on Saturday, and it did not provide a lot of excitement. It was a lackluster showing from the UFC, but it ultimately did provide a few talking points...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 11 months ago 2,787 reads 6 comments

  25. Ryan Bader vs. Rafael Cavalcante: What We Learned from Light Heavyweight Tilt

    On Saturday night at UFC 174 , No. 9-ranked Ryan Bader faced off against No. 11-ranked Rafael Cavalcante, the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, to see who would continue to climb up the light heavyweight ladder...

    Tim McTiernan Written by Tim McTiernan about 11 months ago 7,720 reads 14 comments