Tag: Ryan Bader

Daniel Cormier on a potential Ryan Bader matchup: ‘He wouldn’t be able to fight me’

By Alexander K. Lee@AlexanderKLee MMAfighting.com Heavyweight champion. Light heavyweight champion. Decorated amateur wrestler. All of the above are things that could be said about either Bellator’s Ryan Bader or the UFC’s Daniel Cormier. While Cormier no longer holds a light heavyweight title after relinquishing it in December, he became a dual-division champion last July […]

Coach: Ryan Bader has a ‘great chance’ of finishing Daniel Cormier inside five rounds

By Harry Davies@harrydavies14 Bloodyelbow.com Ryan Bader’s coach, Jair Lourenco, believes the Bellator two-weight world champion has a very realistic chance of finishing Daniel Cormier if they two are to meet in a fight in the future. Shortly after Cormier simultaneously won his UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight titles, Bader did the […]

Fedor releases statement after 35-second loss to Ryan Bader at Bellator 214

By Milan Ordoñez@Mr_Ordonez Bloodyelbow.com Particularly throughout the first decade of the 2000s, Fedor Emelianenko’s dominance was almost unparalleled. But as age and physical wear and tear caught up with “The Last Emperor”, he began racking up losses, many of which ended inelegantly for him. This was the case on Saturday […]

Video recap: Bader KOs Fedor, becomes two-division champ

Bloodyelbow.com By Nick Baldwin@NickBaldwinMMA Ryan Bader made Bellator history on Saturday night. “Darth” knocked out MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko in 35 seconds to win the Bellator heavyweight title, becoming the first fighter in promotion history to hold two belts at the same time. Bader is also the Bellator light heavyweight champion. […]

Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader main card preview

By Eddie Mercado@TheEddieMercado Bloodyelbow.com Bellator 214 is scheduled to go down this Saturday night, January 26, and will be capped off with the finale of the promotion’s heavyweight Grand Prix. MMA great Fedor Emelianenko is scheduled to face the promotion’s light heavyweight champion, Ryan Bader, with the winner being crowned Bellator’s […]