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Ryan DuWayne Bader is an accomplished American mixed martial artist (MMA)

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BirthdayJune 7, 1983
NationalityAmerican
FamousSportspersons, Mixed Martial Artists
City/StateNevada
Nick namesDarth, Master
SpousesDaisy (m Oct. 2010)
Known asRyan DuWayne Bader
Birth PlaceReno, Nevada, United States
GenderMale
Sun SignGemini
Born inReno, Nevada, United States
Famous asMixed Martial Artist

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Who is Ryan Bader?

Ryan DuWayne Bader is an accomplished American mixed martial artist (MMA) and the present Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion. A former fighter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the Light Heavyweight division, he is presently signed with Bellator MMA. After a successful stint in amateur wrestling that included two state championships and a fourth rank in wrestling nationwide while in high school, and three Pac-10 Conference Championships during college he entered the mixed martial arts scene. His accomplishments with UFC include winning The Ultimate Fighter 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament in 2008 and earning the ‘Submission of the Night’ and ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus awards in 2013 and 2016 respectively. His all-inclusive record with UFC in the Light Heavyweight division is 15-5. He signed with Bellator MMA in 2017 and the same year in June he beat Phil Davis via split decision to bag the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship. So far, his MMA record shows 23 wins out of 28 of which 11 were won by decision, 8 by knockout and 4 by submission. Sherdog, an American website dedicated to MMA rank him #3 in Light Heavyweight in the world.

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Childhood & Early Life

Ryan DuWayne Bader was born on June 7, 1983, in Reno, Nevada, US in a middle class family of Native Americans.

He studied at the Robert McQueen High School in Reno, Nevada. While in the school he participated in wrestling and emerged as winner of two state championships. He thrived in the sport as an amateur wrestler and earned fourth rank in wrestling nationwide.

After completing high school education he enrolled at the Arizona State University. During his university days he won the Pac-10 Championship title thrice in 2003, 2004 and 2006. As a sophomore he earned the fourth place in 2004 and as a senior he was placed seventh in 2006.

Career

He joined the mixed martial arts training organization Arizona Combat Sports in early 2007. On March 31, 2007, he defeated Dave Covello via submission (punches) at the Reno Combats: Inferno 2 event. He then went on to clinch six more wins prior to his stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

His debut in UFC happened as one of the contestants of ;The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir' from the American reality TV series and MMA contest ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ produced by UFC and Fox Sports 1. The contestants of the competition fight against each other to earn a UFC contract.

Coach Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira selected him and he was successful in winning three fights to reach The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale where he faced Vinicius Magalhães. The finale fight that took place on December 13, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US saw him beating Magalhães via TKO (punches) to win The Ultimate Fighter 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament and thus winning the UFC contract.

On April 1, 2009, he was pitted against Carmelo Marrero at UFC Fight Night 18. Bader won the fight by unanimous decision while tearing the posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament of Marrero which kept the latter out of the fighting scene till the next fall.

He then featured in the sixth video game of UFC titled ‘UFC 2009 Undisputed’ along with Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Efrain Escudero that was released in the US on May 19, 2009.

Thereafter, he went on to defeat Eric Schafer at UFC 104 on October 24, 2009; Keith Jardine at UFC 110 on February 21, 2010; and Antônio Rogério Nogueira at UFC 119 on September 25, 2010.

Meanwhile, Bader along with Aaron Simpson, CB Dollaway, Eric Larkin and Jesse Forbes left the Tempe, Arizona based MMA training organization ‘Arizona Combat Sports’ and joined the gym ‘Power MMA And Fitness’, opened by them in 2010.

Bader tasted his first MMA loss at the UFC 126 event against Jon Jones on February 5, 2011 when the latter beat him via submission (guillotine choke). This was followed by another loss against Tito Ortiz at the UFC 132 event on July 2, 2011.

He won his next two UFC fights against Jason Brilz at UFC 139 on November 19, 2011 and against Quinton Jackson at UFC 144 on February 26, 2012, but he lost to Lyoto Machida at UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera on August 4, 2012.

One of his notable fights was with former title challenger Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC on Fox 6 held on January 26, 2013. He won the bout in just 50 seconds of the first round through a guillotine choke submission marking the fastest UFC Light Heavyweight submission fetching him his first ‘Submission of the Night’ bonus award.

His next fight was scheduled against Glover Teixeira at UFC 160 on May 25, 2013. Teixeira finally faced James Te-Huna when Bader cited an injury and withdrew from the fight. Later Bader faced Teixeira in the main event at UFC Fight Night 28 held on September 4, 2013, however lost the bout in the first round via TKO (punches).

The bout between Bader and Anthony Perosh at UFC Fight Night 33 held on December 7, 2013 saw Bader dominating the fight in all its three rounds and emerging winner through a unanimous decision.

He went on to win his next two bouts via unanimous decision against Rafael Cavalcante at UFC 174 on June 14, 2014 and against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux on August 16, 2014.

He started the following year with a win against Phil Davis at UFC on Fox 14 held on January 24, 2015. The win came through split decision. The other UFC bout he faced that year was against Rashad Evans at UFC 192 held on October 3 which ended in a win for Bader via unanimous decision.

The main event at UFC on Fox 18 held on January 30, 2016, saw Bader losing against Anthony Johnson via knockout (punches) in the first round.

On September 3, 2016 he faced Ilir Latifi at UFC Fight Night 93. The bout saw him winning via knockout (knee) in the second round. It also earned him his first ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus award.

A re-match with Antônio Rogério Nogueira held on November 19, 2016 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 100 saw Bader winning the bout via TKO (punches) in the third round. The fight marked his last bout on his UFC contract following which he became a free agent.

On March 21, 2017 he declared that he had signed a six-fight deal with American MMA promotion company Bellator MMA. On June 24, 2017, he faced Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis at Bellator 180. Bader won the match via split decision thus emerging as the new Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion.

He is expected to face his first title defence against Linton Vassell at Bellator 186 scheduled to be held on November 3, 2017.

Personal Life

He is married to Daisy since October 30, 2010 and is blessed with three children. The family presently resides in Chandler, Arizona.

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Ryan Bader biography timelines

  • // 7th Jun 1983
    Ryan DuWayne Bader was born on June 7, 1983, in Reno, Nevada, US in a middle class family of Native Americans.
  • // 31st Mar 2007
    He joined the mixed martial arts training organization Arizona Combat Sports in early 2007. On March 31, 2007, he defeated Dave Covello via submission (punches) at the Reno Combats: Inferno 2 event. He then went on to clinch six more wins prior to his stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
  • // 13th Dec 2008
    Coach Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira selected him and he was successful in winning three fights to reach The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale where he faced Vinicius Magalhães. The finale fight that took place on December 13, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US saw him beating Magalhães via TKO (punches) to win The Ultimate Fighter 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament and thus winning the UFC contract.
  • // 1st Apr 2009
    On April 1, 2009, he was pitted against Carmelo Marrero at UFC Fight Night 18. Bader won the fight by unanimous decision while tearing the posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament of Marrero which kept the latter out of the fighting scene till the next fall.
  • // 19th May 2009
    He then featured in the sixth video game of UFC titled ‘UFC 2009 Undisputed’ along with Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Efrain Escudero that was released in the US on May 19, 2009.
  • // 2010
    Meanwhile, Bader along with Aaron Simpson, CB Dollaway, Eric Larkin and Jesse Forbes left the Tempe, Arizona based MMA training organization ‘Arizona Combat Sports’ and joined the gym ‘Power MMA And Fitness’, opened by them in 2010.
  • // 30th Oct 2010
    He is married to Daisy since October 30, 2010 and is blessed with three children. The family presently resides in Chandler, Arizona.
  • // 2nd Jul 2011
    Bader tasted his first MMA loss at the UFC 126 event against Jon Jones on February 5, 2011 when the latter beat him via submission (guillotine choke). This was followed by another loss against Tito Ortiz at the UFC 132 event on July 2, 2011.
  • // 26th Jan 2013
    One of his notable fights was with former title challenger Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC on Fox 6 held on January 26, 2013. He won the bout in just 50 seconds of the first round through a guillotine choke submission marking the fastest UFC Light Heavyweight submission fetching him his first ‘Submission of the Night’ bonus award.
  • // 4th Sep 2013
    His next fight was scheduled against Glover Teixeira at UFC 160 on May 25, 2013. Teixeira finally faced James Te-Huna when Bader cited an injury and withdrew from the fight. Later Bader faced Teixeira in the main event at UFC Fight Night 28 held on September 4, 2013, however lost the bout in the first round via TKO (punches).
  • // 7th Dec 2013
    The bout between Bader and Anthony Perosh at UFC Fight Night 33 held on December 7, 2013 saw Bader dominating the fight in all its three rounds and emerging winner through a unanimous decision.
  • // 16th Aug 2014
    He went on to win his next two bouts via unanimous decision against Rafael Cavalcante at UFC 174 on June 14, 2014 and against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux on August 16, 2014.
  • // 24th Jan 2015
    He started the following year with a win against Phil Davis at UFC on Fox 14 held on January 24, 2015. The win came through split decision. The other UFC bout he faced that year was against Rashad Evans at UFC 192 held on October 3 which ended in a win for Bader via unanimous decision.
  • // 30th Jan 2016
    The main event at UFC on Fox 18 held on January 30, 2016, saw Bader losing against Anthony Johnson via knockout (punches) in the first round.
  • // 3rd Sep 2016
    On September 3, 2016 he faced Ilir Latifi at UFC Fight Night 93. The bout saw him winning via knockout (knee) in the second round. It also earned him his first ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus award.
  • // 19th Nov 2016
    A re-match with Antônio Rogério Nogueira held on November 19, 2016 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 100 saw Bader winning the bout via TKO (punches) in the third round. The fight marked his last bout on his UFC contract following which he became a free agent.
  • // 24th Jun 2017
    On March 21, 2017 he declared that he had signed a six-fight deal with American MMA promotion company Bellator MMA. On June 24, 2017, he faced Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis at Bellator 180. Bader won the match via split decision thus emerging as the new Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion.
  • // 3rd Nov 2017
    He is expected to face his first title defence against Linton Vassell at Bellator 186 scheduled to be held on November 3, 2017.

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Ryan Bader's FAQ

  • What is Ryan Bader birthday?

    Ryan Bader was born at 1983-06-07

  • Where is Ryan Bader's birth place?

    Ryan Bader was born in Reno, Nevada, United States

  • What is Ryan Bader nationalities?

    Ryan Bader's nationalities is American

  • What is Ryan Bader nick names?

    Ryan Bader's nickNames is Darth, Master

  • Who is Ryan Bader spouses?

    Ryan Bader's spouses is Daisy (m Oct. 2010)

  • What is Ryan Bader's sun sign?

    Ryan Bader is Gemini

  • How famous is Ryan Bader?

    Ryan Bader is famouse as Mixed Martial Artist