Bader passes tough test in UFC 119 co-main event


Back in 2008, declaring that Ryan Bader would beat Antonio Rogerio Nogueira would've gotten you laughed out of the room. Bader, was a one-dimensional wrestler, when he swept to a victory out of what turned out to be a weak field of light heavyweights on Season 8 of "The Ultimate Fighter." Just two years later, his striking has improved vastly and so has his stamina and submission defense. That evolving package was more than enough to help Bader take a unanimous decision, 30-27 on all cards, from Nogueira in the co-main event at UFC 119. 

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Wasa-B site profile image  

9/26/10 8:09 AM by Wasa-B

There were 2-3 good shots.

dking site profile image  

9/26/10 8:00 AM by dking


TheTakeover site profile image  

9/26/10 7:27 AM by TheTakeover

WHAT about the one that bounced his head off the mat?

Cigano UK x site profile image  

9/26/10 7:16 AM by Cigano UK x

 Lil Nog got robbbed!!!!

Jons Forsberg site profile image  

9/26/10 6:42 AM by Jons Forsberg

None of those punches landed cleanly, Rogerio was effectively blocking them.

nobigdeal site profile image  

9/26/10 6:40 AM by nobigdeal

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. With a couple of random submissions. How did fighting de-evolve from just 6 to 7 years ago. When fighting actually meant fighting and not hoping to dry hump people to a win. Bader loses loses 9 out of 10 to lil nog in Pride.... EASILY. Mir would not have even stepped into the ring with Cro Cop circa 2005. The UFC is turning into a fucking joke. No more spending money on ppv for me. RIP PRIDE.

cytribe site profile image  

9/26/10 6:34 AM by cytribe

What did Nog do to clearly win that fight? at what point did it look like Bader was almost finished?Bader was the closest to winning the fight in the 1st round with some brutal ground and pound that was landing cleanly and obviously had power.Nog technically out struck him in the later rounds but did nothing close to finishing the fight.

NorthFromHere site profile image  

9/26/10 6:29 AM by NorthFromHere

rounds went 2-1 to Bader.

Joe O'Brien site profile image  

9/26/10 1:19 AM by Joe O'Brien

They used to be one of the judges in boxing.

Wasa-B site profile image  

9/26/10 1:03 AM by Wasa-B

Baders GNP was badass off the first td.Rog wasnt exactly stuffed aginst the cage but ws close to being against or was bordering on it.Interesting that Bader could do nothing when he got Rog down in the centre.Da cage: could be an issue