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. Prior to signing with Bellator, Bader competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Light Heavyweight division.
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Bader achieved success as a top 5 Light Heavyweight contender and he compiled a UFC record of 15–5. He was a cast member and winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. He is currently ranked the #5 Light Heavyweight and the #7 pound for pound fighter in the world by MMAjunkie.com. He is the first fighter to hold belts in two divisions simultaneously in Bellator history.
His nickname is Darth Bader, which refers to Star Wars antagonist character Darth Vader. As of August 3, 2021 he is #5 in the Bellator men’s pound-for-pound rankings and #1 in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Rankings.
The Bellator 256 main event saw Bader (28-6, 1 NC) get a chance at revenge against former Lyoto Machida, who knocked out “Darth” in 2012. Early on, the superior footwork of Machida (26-11) allowed him to stay away from Bader’s right hand and land some hard kicks to the body.
However, the wrestling of the American became a factor as the fight continued. The reigning Bellator heavyweight champion kept the Brazilian grounded and delivered constant punishment from top position during the final three rounds.
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 7, 1983 (38 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
Ryan Bader Net Worth: Ryan Bader is an American mixed martial artist who has a net worth of $5 million. Ryan Bader was born in Reno, Nevada in June 1983. Bader was an amateur wrestler and won two state champions at Robert McQueen High School. Bader attended Arizona State University and was a three-time Pac-10 Champion in 2003, 2004, and 2006.
Vs Jon Jones:
Ryan Bader joins The Fighter vs. The Writer as co-host for episode 7 as he discusses the fallout from Jon Jones’ latest arrest after the former UFC light heavyweight champion was taken into custody on charges of domestic violence and injuring or disabling a vehicle.
Plus Bader will discuss his upcoming fight against Corey Anderson, his pick for Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira and who should be rated as the No. 1 light heavyweight in the sport.
Since that time, Jones has only made one public statement — a post on Instagram where he said he was giving up alcohol while also promising to “turn this nightmare into the best thing to ever happen in my life.”
He also posted a video that was later deleted that showed Jones kissing his fiancée just days after the incident took place.
June 7, 1983
Reno, Nevada, United States