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Ryan Bader

Born June 7, 1983 (1983-06-07) (age 26)
Reno, Nevada
Other names Darth
Nationality United States American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division 205
Reach 74.0 in (188 cm)
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of Tempe, Arizona
Team Arizona Combat Sports
Rank NCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active 2007–present
MMA record
Total 11
Wins 11
By knockout 5
By submission 3
By decision 3
Losses 0
Other information
University Arizona State University
Official website
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: March 10, 2010

Ryan Bader (born June 7, 1983) is a American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He was a cast member of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. On December 13, 2008, Bader defeated Vinicius Magalhães to win a contract with the UFC and the title of The Ultimate Fighter's light heavyweight championship.

Bader is ranked among the top ten light heavyweights in the world by leading mixed martial arts publications, such as ranking him at No. 10.[1]


Early life

Bader was born in Reno, Nevada. Bader entered mixed martial arts after a successful career in amateur wrestling. As a high school wrestler (McQueen High School), he won two state championships, being ranked as high as 4th in the country for wrestling. After high school, Bader went on to wrestle at Arizona State University. While at ASU, Bader was a three-time PAC 10 Champion and two-time D-1 All-American. His 120 wins ranks him 8th on the all-time wins list for ASU. Bader was college teammates with current UFC competitors Cain Velasquez and C.B. Dollaway.

Bader began training in MMA under trainers Todd Lally and Trevor Lally. He began training at Arizona Combat Sports in early 2007 and is currently undefeated in his young MMA career. Bader fought six times in 2007, all of them victories.

Bader's training partners include TUF 7 contender and UFC middleweight C.B. Dollaway, All-American Wrestler Aaron Simpson, former UFC middleweight contender Thales Leites, and former WEC Champion Jamie Varner.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Bader was a contestant on season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter. Bader was the first light heavyweight selected by Coach Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, winning his first 3 fights on the show to earn a spot in the finals.

Ryan Bader defeated Vinicius Magalhães at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale, earning the title of "The Ultimate Fighter" and winning a six-figure UFC contract. He won the fight after catching Magalhães with an overhand right that dropped him and followed up with strikes on the ground to take the win.

Ryan Bader returned at UFC Fight Night 18, facing off against Carmelo Marrero and ended up winning the fight by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27). During the match, Bader tore his medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament.

Bader, along with fellow Ultimate Fighter winner Efrain Escudero, appear in the video game for the UFC entitled UFC 2009 Undisputed. He and Efrain Escudero are available for download by using a special code obtained by pre-ordering the game from Gamestop.[2] Although, on September 10, 2009, he and Escudero were made available for download on Playstation Network and Xbox 360 Marketplace.

His next fight was against Eric Schafer on October 24, 2009 at UFC 104. The fight was mainly dominated by Bader utilizing great combinations in his stand-up and control on the ground ending with an unanimous decision victory by the score of (29-26, 30-27, and 30-27) in favor of Bader.[3]

Bader next faced Keith Jardine on February 21, 2010 at UFC 110.[4] Bader finished the fight after rocking Jardine with a flying knee to the chest, followed up by a left hook at 2:10 of the third round.

Along with C.B. Dollaway and Aaron Simpson, Bader left Arizona Combat Sports for undisclosed reasons.

Mixed martial arts record

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win x United States Keith Jardine KO (Punch) UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez 02010-02-21 February 21, 2010 3 2:10 Australia Sydney, Australia
Win x United States Eric Schafer Decision (Unanimous) UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun 02009-10-24 October 24, 2009 3 5:00 United States Los Angeles, California, US
Winx United States Carmelo Marrero Decision (Unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 02009-04-01 April 1, 2009 3 5:00 United States Nashville, Tennessee, US
Winx Brazil BaderVinny Magalhães TKO (Punches) The Ultimate Finale 8 02008-12-13 December 13, 2008 1 2:18 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, US Won The Ultimate Fighter 8: Light Heavyweight
Winx United States BaderBuckley Acosta Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) XCC 6: Western Threat 02008-04-05 April 5, 2008 1 0:47 United States Reno, Nevada, US
Winx United States BaderBrad Peterson Decision (Unanimous) IFO: Fireworks in the Cage IV 02007-12-28 December 28, 2007 3 5:00 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Winx Mexico BaderUlises Cortez KO SE: Vale Tudo 02007-10-27 October 27, 2007 1 N/A Mexico Mexico
Winx United States BaderDicky Chavez TKO KOTC: Unstoppable 02007-09-15 September 15, 2007 1 0:41 United States San Carlos, Arizona, US
Winx United States BaderTim Peacock TKO Rage in the Cage 94 02007-06-09 June 9, 2007 2 2:50 United States Camp Verde, Arizona, US
Winx United States BaderDavid Baggett Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Proving Grounds 1 02007-05-12 May 12, 2007 1 N/A Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
Winx United States BaderDave Covello Submission (Strikes) WFC: Desert Storm 02007-03-31 March 31, 2007 1 2:21 United States Camp Verde, Arizona, US


The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Light Heavyweight Winner


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