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Ryan Bader

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Photo from Kris Krüg via flickr.com
Win Rate
78 %
Finish Rate
54 %
Decision Win %
100 %

Ryan Bader

Age
38
Height
6' 2 (188 cm)
Reach
74 in. (6' 2/188 cm)
Ape-Index
1.000
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Light Heavyweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Jair Lourenço Gurgel
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt
Biography
Ryan DuWayne Bader is an American mixed martial artist currently signed to Bellator MMA where he is the current Bellator Heavyweight Champion and the former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion where he is the first fighter to hold belts in two divisions simultaneously in Bellator history. Prior to signing with Bellator, Bader competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Light Heavyweight division and he was a cast member and winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. As of December 7, 2021, he is #8 in the Bellator men's pound-for-pound rankings and #3 in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Rankings.
Fighter Trivia
Bader and his wife Daisy were married in October 2010.

Awards & Accolades

  • Bellator MMA: Bellator Heavyweight World Championship (One time, current)
  • Bellator MMA: Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship (One time). One successful title defense
  • Bellator MMA: One successful title defense
  • Bellator MMA: Bellator MMA Heavyweight World Grand Prix Championship
  • Bellator MMA: Second two-weight champion in Bellator MMA history
  • Bellator MMA: First ever simultaneous two-weight champion in Bellator MMA history
  • Bellator MMA: One successful title defense
  • UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (One time)
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (One time)
  • UFC: Tied - 2nd most Wins in UFC Light-Heavyweight history (15) with Tito Ortiz and Chuck Lidell.
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I All-American out of Arizona State University (2004), (2006)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 197 lb - 4th place out of Arizona State University (2004)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 197 lb - 7th place out of Arizona State University (2006)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: Pac-10 Conference Championship out of Arizona State University (2003), (2004), (2006)

Twitter Timeline

Fighter Videos

Full Fight | Ryan Bader vs. Matt Mitrione | Bellator 207
Full Fight | Vadim Nemkov vs. Ryan Bader | Bellator 244
Full Fight | Ryan Bader vs. Linton Vassell | Bellator 186
Full Fight | Ryan Bader vs. King Mo | Bellator 199
Full Fight | Ryan Bader vs. Fedor Emelianenko | Bellator 214

 

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