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Ryan Bader Lays Out How He’ll Defend Two Titles Consistently

Bellator MMA double champion Ryan Bader will be making his first heavyweight title defense at Bellator 226 on September 7 against Cheick Kongo. Initially, Bader did not know if he …read more

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Ryan Bader says he can ‘easily’ go between light heavyweight and heavyweight

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BURBANK, Calif. — At Bellator media day, Ryan Bader discusses how he deals with two weight classes, why he’s a “true heavyweight” now, his opponent …read more

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Posted on July 18, 2019, 3:16 am By
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Dual champ Ryan Bader plans to beat Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226, then stay at 205 for a while

BURBANK, Calif. –Ryan Bader finds himself in possession of two belts these days as the Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight champion. Three, if you want to include the one he …read more

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Bellator 226 faceoff: Champ-champ Ryan Bader sizes up streaking Cheick Kongo

BURBANK, Calif. – Dual Bellator champ Ryan Bader will get back to work in September when he puts his heavyweight belt on the line against Cheick Kongo in the main …read more

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Tito Ortiz says he would grant Ryan Bader a rematch

Perhaps one of the most surprising upsets in UFC history took place back in 2011 at UFC 132. At the time, Ryan Bader was a young, hungry, up-and-coming light heavyweight …read more

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Posted on July 16, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Tito Ortiz Open To Rematch With Bellator ‘Champ-Champ’ Ryan Bader

Tito Ortiz has a victory over Ryan Bader, but he hopes lightning can strike twice. Back in July 2011, Ortiz and Bader fought under the UFC banner. Bader was a …read more

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Posted on July 16, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Bellator eyeing Fedor Emelianenko vs. Rampage or Josh Barnett in Japan

Many thought the great Fedor Emelianenko was considering retirement following a 35-second knockout loss to Ryan Bader back at Bellator 214 in January. Not so fast, says Bellator president Scott …read more

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Bellator bracketology: Matchmaking the 16-man featherweight grand prix

Here at MMA Junkie we love a good tournament, and Bellator has brought back the format with a fair amount of success.
It’s seen Ryan Bader become a champ-champ by adding …read more

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Posted on July 14, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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Bader defends Bellator heavyweight title vs. Kongo

Ryan Bader will make his first title defense as Bellator heavyweight champion in September. Ryan Bader looks to put a stop to Cheick Kongo’s career-best winning streak in a …read more

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Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo Announced For Bellator 226

Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo has been made official. Earlier today (July 11), Bellator sent out a press release confirming the heavyweight title matchup. Bader will put his heavyweight gold …read more

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Ryan Bader booked to defend heavyweight title against Cheick Kongo

Ryan Bader, Bellator‘s resident two-division champ, is now set to defend his heavyweight strap.
Bader, who also owns the light heavyweight title, will make this defense opposite fellow UFC veteran Cheick …read more

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Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo, featherweight grand prix kickoff set for Bellator 226

It’s settled: Two-division Bellator champion Ryan Bader is defending his heavyweight title next.
On Thursday, the promotion announced that Bader will return Sept. 7 when he puts his belt on the …read more

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Ryan Bader to make first Bellator heavyweight title defense against Cheick Kongo

Two-division champion Ryan Bader (27-5) will make the first defense of his Bellator heavyweight world title against French-born slugger Cheick Kongo (30-10-2) when Bellator returns to SAP Center at San …read more

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Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo Annonuced For Bellator 226

Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo has been made official. Earlier today (July 11), Bellator sent out a press release confirming the heavyweight title matchup. Bader will put his heavyweight gold …read more

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Ryan Bader to defend heavyweight title against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226

Bellator’s first champ-champ will be returning to action this fall.
Heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will be defending his heavyweight crown against long-time veteran Cheick Kongo in the main …read more

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Dual Bellator champ Ryan Bader's defense plan mixes big names with rightful contenders

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Ryan Bader still intends on defending both of his Bellator titles, and he hopes to cater to every portion of the MMA audience while …read more

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Posted on June 26, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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Lyoto Machida eyes Ryan Bader, Gegard Mousasi after win over Chael Sonnen

NEW YORK – Lyoto Machida has options.
After brutalizing three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen at Friday’s Bellator 222, “The Dragon” could very well be in line for a title …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko books Bellator ‘farewell tour,’ could face Rampage, Barnett

Fedor Emelianenko will end his career in Bellator. Fedor Emelianenko contemplated retirement following his 35 second KO loss to two-division Bellator champ Ryan Bader last January, but it looks like …read more

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Lyoto Machida: Ryan Bader is ‘a completely different fighter’ since they fought in UFC

Lyoto Machida could be crossing paths with Ryan Bader again soon, and the ending of their last fight is a hard image to shake.
Flashback to Aug. 4, 2012. The UFC …read more

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Posted on June 14, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Ryan Bader: Chael Sonnen can't earn title shot 'so he runs his mouth to bait me'

If Chael Sonnen wanted Ryan Bader’s attention, then mission accomplished.
Sonnen (30-16-1 MMA, 2-2 BMMA), who meets Lyoto Machida (25-8 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) on Friday at Bellator 222, had some bold …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Ryan Bader Sucks, He Can’t Draw

Chael Sonnen has changed his tune on Ryan Bader. Sonnen is set to take on Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of Bellator 222. The bout will take place inside …read more

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VIDEO: Chael Sonnen unsure if he’d give Ryan Bader ‘opportunity’ to fight him if victorious at Bellator 222

NEW YORK CITY – Chael Sonnen discusses his upcoming bout with Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222, why the fight with Machida feels personal, why he doesn’t feel light heavyweight champ …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Champ Ryan Bader must 'beg me to be the No. 1 contender' after Bellator 222

NEW YORK – Chael Sonnen has some strong feelings about Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader, who Sonnen expects to be next in line should he beat Lyoto Machida at …read more

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Daniel Cormier breaks down potential matchup with Ryan Bader

For a brief period, it looked as though Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader would meet in the UFC. Unfortunately, the matchup never materialized, and the two wrestling specialists went their …read more

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Posted on May 27, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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