All fights list 2020, champion titles held, age, height and weight, KO ratio of the mixed martial artist Ryan «Darth» Bader.

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Ryan Bader

Information updated: 2020.06.05

(12 KOs)

(3 KOs)


Real name: Ryan DuWayne Bader

Alias: Darth

Titles held: Bellator MMA (heavyweight), Bellator MMA (light heavyweight)

Born: June 7, 1983 (36 age)

Nationality: USAUSA

Division: heavyweight

Weight: 265 lb (120,2 kg)

Height: 6′ 2″ (188 cm)

Reach: 74″ (188 cm)

Stance: orthodox

KOs: 44%

Birth place: Reno, Nevada, USA

Residence: Tempe, Arizona, USA

Wins by KO: 44%
Wins by subm: 11%
Wins by dec: 44%
Losses by KO: 60%
Losses by subm: 40%
Losses by dec: 0%

Ryan Bader next fight will be announced later.

The last fight of Ryan Bader took place on September 7, 2019 against Cheick Kongo.
Bader’s bout was ruled a no contest.

Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo

Ryan Bader last fight
Date Event Opponent Result Notes
2019-09-07 Bellator 226 Cheick Kongo Result: no contests
2019-01-26 Bellator 214 Fedor Emelianenko Win
TKO (punches)
Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Final; won the vacant Bellator Heavyweight World Championship
2018-10-12 Bellator 207 Matt Mitrione Win
Decision (unanimous)
Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal
2018-05-12 Bellator 199 Muhammed Lawal Win
TKO (punches)
Heavyweight debut; Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
2017-11-03 Bellator 186 Linton Vassell Win
TKO (punches)
Defended the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship
2017-06-24 Bellator 180 Phil Davis Win
Decision (split)
Won the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship
2016-11-19 UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 Antonio Rogério Nogueira Win
TKO (punches)
2016-09-03 UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett Ilir Latifi Win
KO (knee)
Performance of the Night
2016-01-30 UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader Anthony Johnson Loss
KO (punches)
2015-10-03 UFC 192 Rashad Evans Win
Decision (unanimous)
2015-01-24 UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson Phil Davis Win
Decision (split)
2014-08-16 UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux Ovince Saint Preux Win
Decision (unanimous)
2014-06-14 UFC 174 Rafael Cavalcante Win
Decision (unanimous)
2013-12-07 UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot Anthony Perosh Win
Decision (unanimous)
2013-09-04 UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader Glover Teixeira Loss
TKO (punches)
2013-01-26 UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson Vladimir Matyushenko Win
Submission (guillotine choke)
Submission of the Night
2012-08-04 UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera Lyoto Machida Loss
KO (punch)
2012-02-26 UFC 144 Quinton Jackson Win
Decision (unanimous)
Catchweight (211 lbs) bout; Jackson missed weight
2011-11-19 UFC 139 Jason Brilz Win
KO (punch)
2011-07-02 UFC 132 Tito Ortiz Loss
Submission (guillotine choke)
2011-02-05 UFC 126 Jon Jones Loss
Submission (guillotine choke)
2010-09-25 UFC 119 Antonio Rogério Nogueira Win
Decision (unanimous)
2010-02-21 UFC 110 Keith Jardine Win
KO (flying knee and punch)
2009-10-24 UFC 104 Eric Schafer Win
Decision (unanimous)
2009-04-01 UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann Carmelo Marrero Win
Decision (unanimous)
2008-12-13 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir Finale Vinny Magalhaes Win
TKO (punches)
Won The Ultimate Fighter 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament
2008-04-05 XCC 6: Western Threat Buckley Acosta Win
Submission (arm-triangle choke)
2007-12-28 IFO: Fireworks in the Cage IV Brad Peterson Win
Decision (unanimous)
2007-10-27 SE: Vale Tudo Ulises Cortez Win
KO (suplex and punches)
2007-09-15 KOTC: Unstoppable Dicky Chavez Win
TKO (punches)
2007-06-09 Rage in the Cage 94 Tim Peacock Win
TKO (punches)
2007-05-12 Proving Grounds 1 David Baggett Win
Submission (rear-naked choke)
2007-03-31 Reno Combats: Inferno 2 Dave Covello Win
TKO (Submission to Punches)
Professional debut

Ryan Bader is a American professional mixed martial artist.

Ryan «Darth» Bader

Ryan «Darth» Bader

  • Total fights: 33
  • Wins: 27
  • Wins by KO: 12
  • Wins by subm: 3
  • Wins by dec: 12
  • Losses: 5
  • Losses by KO: 3
  • Losses by subm: 2
  • Losses by dec: 0
  • Draws: 0
  • No contests: 1

A 23-year-old Bader made his professional debut on March 31, 2007 against Dave Covello.

Ryan won by technical knockout (TKO).

On June 24, 207 Bader became the Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion.

The American won Phil Davis.

On February 5, 2011 Bader lost by submission (guillotine choke) to Jon Jones.

Ryan Bader about Fedor Emelianenko: "Man what an opportunity. How cool is it that I get to fight one of the best to ever do it for the Heavyweight championship of the world in a tournament style format, with the upside of holding two belts.
I used to watch this dude while wrestling in college and was/am a huge fan. Now I get to have him be part of my journey".

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