Ryan Bader

Ryan Bader

About Ryan Bader

Ryan DuWayne Bader (born June 7, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter:Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. On December 13, 2008, Bader defeated Vinicius Magalhaes to win a contract with the UFC and the title of The Ultimate Fighter'. Bader was born in Reno, Nevada. Bader entered mixed martial arts after a successful career in amateur wrestling. In high school (Robert McQueen High School), he won two state championships, being ranked as high as 4th in the country for wrestling. At ASU, Bader was college teammates with former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and C.B. Dollaway. While attending Arizona State University, Bader was a three-time PAC-10 Champion winning titles in 2003, 2004, and2006. He was also a two-time All American, placing 4th in 2004 as a sophomore and 7th in 2006 as a senior. He began training at Arizona Combat Sports in early 2007.

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