Ryan Bader's Blogs

  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Strawweights - Three fights highlighting impressive Jedrzejczyk, Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson - Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson; Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza; Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus; Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk; Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz; Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Women's Bantamweights

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Bader vs. Saint Preux – Prelims - From the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz - Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Strawweights - Three fights highlighting impressive Jedrzejczyk, Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 30 - Part 2

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor

    11:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

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  • UFC 192 Highlight Video: Watch Ryan Bader Outpoint Rashad Evans By: Mike Fridley

    Watch highlights of Ryan Bader's victory against Rashad Evans at UFC 192.

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  • UFC 192 ‘Countdown’: Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader By: Mike Fridley

    UFC 192 “Countdown” examines Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 3: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Recognize the Enemy - The tension rises as one coach tries to get under the other one's skin and dares him to man up and fight a teammate; two fighters step into the octagon on the second preliminary fight and a coach completely loses it as he watches the fight unfold.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Jacare vs. Mousasi - From Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    180 Prelims: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 2: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Crowded House - The fighters move into the TUF house; as training begins, Dana White brings an unexpected twist to the competition.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 3: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Recognize the Enemy The tension rises as one coach tries to get under the other one's skin and dares him to man up and fight a teammate; two fighters step into the octagon on the second preliminary fight and a coach completely loses it as he watches the fight unfold.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans / Johny Hendricks / Daniel Cormier

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 3: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Recognize the Enemy - The tension rises as one coach tries to get under the other one's skin and dares him to man up and fight a teammate; two fighters step into the octagon on the second preliminary fight and a coach completely loses it as he watches the fight unfold.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Williams vs. Cuello

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Counter Attack

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Lawler vs. Brown - Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown battle it out with a title shot on the line.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 2: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Crowded House - The fighters move into the TUF house; as training begins, Dana White brings an unexpected twist to the competition.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Bader vs. Evans / Hendricks / Cormier

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate - Miesha Tate discusses the fierceness of women fighters.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso From Las Vegas.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Title Fight Knockouts - Featuring Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez and more.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    UFC 187

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 2: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Crowded House - The fighters move into the TUF house; as training begins, Dana White brings an unexpected twist to the competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 2: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Crowded House - The fighters move into the TUF house; as training begins, Dana White brings an unexpected twist to the competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 3: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Recognize the Enemy - The tension rises as one coach tries to get under the other one's skin and dares him to man up and fight a teammate; two fighters step into the octagon on the second preliminary fight and a coach completely loses it as he watches the fight unfold.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson - Roy Nelson vs. Junior dos Santos; Melvin Guillard vs. Waylon Lowe; Rick Story vs. Brian Foster.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar - Featherweight title fight.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Miocic vs. Maldonado - Robbie Peralta vs. Rony Jason; Alexander Yakovlev vs. Demian Maia; Warlley Alves vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr.; Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Vitor Miranda; Fabio Maldonado vs. Stipe Miocic. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Jacare vs. Mousasi From Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Bader vs. Evans / Hendricks / Cormier

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - Anderson Silva makes his return to the Octagon to face Nick Diaz.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    UFC 187

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Undeniable

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Counter Attack

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Williams vs. Cuello

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Undeniable

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 1: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Europe vs. United States - 32 fighters battle for 16 spots in a competition pitting Europe against the United States.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Counter Attack

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia - Prelims
    Leandro Issa vs. Iuri Alcantara; Nordine Taleb vs. Warlley Alves; Patrick Cummins vs. Rafael Feijao; Neil Magny vs. Demian Maia. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson - Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson meet in UFC 144.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Bader vs. Saint Preux - From the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Rafael dos Anjos

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Anthony Pettis - Step inside the octagon as Pettis relives his three exciting first round finishes, including his thrilling submission of Benson Henderson to capture the Lightweight title.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Silva II - From Las Vegas.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

    6:00 p.m. ET Mavtv: King of the Cage
    Total Dominance - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Rafael dos Anjos

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Rafael dos Anjos

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia - Prelims
    Leandro Issa vs. Iuri Alcantara; Nordine Taleb vs. Warlley Alves; Patrick Cummins vs. Rafael Feijao; Neil Magny vs. Demian Maia. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Total Dominance - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia - Prelims
    Leandro Issa vs. Iuri Alcantara; Nordine Taleb vs. Warlley Alves; Patrick Cummins vs. Rafael Feijao; Neil Magny vs. Demian Maia. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Short Fuse I - KOTC returns to Worley, Idaho for another night of MMA action Featuring Mike Hanks going toe to toe with Jason Novelli.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs; Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a firsthand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso From Las Vegas.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Fast-Moving Firefights

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    4:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 374 - Kenny Rice and Urijah Faber report live from Sacramento, Calif.; Phil Davis and Bas Rutten are in Los Angeles; guests Lance Palmer, Cody Garbradnt and Chad Mendes.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Bas Rutten - Pancrase and UFC champion Bas Rutten discusses his fights, Hollywood and 'El Guapo'.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman - UFC 162 made history in July of 2013 when longtime champion and future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva first took on undefeated Chris Weidman.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - Junior dos Santos defends his title for the first time against Frank Mir; Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner; Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, and Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Hunt vs. Bigfoot - Bethe Correia vs. Julie Kedzie; Clint Hester vs. Dylan Andrews; Soa Palelei vs. Pat Barry; Anthony Perosh vs. Ryan Bader; James Te Huna vs. Mauricio Rua; Antonio Silva vs. Mark Hunt. From Brisbane, Australia.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: World MMA Awards
    The Seventh Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. MMA's leading athletes, executives and personalities will celebrate the greatest moments and achievements in mixed martial arts from 2014.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir - Junior dos Santos defends his title for the first time against Frank Mir; Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner; Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, and Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Bigfoot vs. Mir

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Rising
    Conor McGregor - Irishman, Conor McGregor. While his attitude makes the world take notice, explore how he backs it up, breaking down his best performances in The Film Room and his overwhelming athleticism in The Lab.

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Diaz; Melendez; Dos Anjos; Rousey - Joe Rogan ranks the most memorable moments from Nick Diaz's career; Gilbert Melendez gives insight into life inside MMA's most guarded team, the Skrap Pack; Rafael dos Anjos prepares for his bout at UFC 185; Ronda Rousey reveals her warrior code.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz – B.J. Penn welcomed Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz back into the octagon. Go to training camps and the fight.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen - Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against his biggest rival, Chael Sonnen; Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin, Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado, and Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Miesha Tate discusses the fierceness of women fighters.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz – B.J. Penn welcomed Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz back into the octagon. Go to training camps and the fight.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar - Anderson Silva, moves up in weight to challenge Stephan Bonnar. Plus, Alistair Overeem vs Antonio Bigfoot Silva and T.J. Grant vs. Evan Dunham.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II - The first fight was a classic. The buildup to the rematch was intense. See how both men trained and the eventual outcome.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz From Las Vegas.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz - Anderson and Nick prepare to return to the octagon. After a broken leg, Silva enters the spotlight. Plus, Tyron Woodley trains to face undefeated contender Kelvin Gastelum, and lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta brace for battle.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Sam Sicilia vs. Akira Corassani; Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis; Gegard Mousasi vs. Dan Henderson; Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson. From Stockholm, Sweden.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights Ces MMA XXVII
    Chuck O'Neil fights Emmanual Walo for the welterweight title; Julian Lane meets Lucas Cruz for the lightweight title; live from Lincoln, R. I.

    11:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Mike Tyson's Countdown
    Glory Heavyweight World Championship- Retired professional boxer Mike Tyson makes his debut as Glory Kickboxing analyst and host; exploring the rivalry between Rico Verhoeven and Errol Zimmerman.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Gustafsson vs. Johnson - Alexander Gustafsson will risk his No. 1 light heavyweight position when he takes on Anthony Johnson at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 371 - Bas Rutten, Kenny Rice and Ron Kruck discuss UFC 183; guests Vitor Belfort, Randy and Ryan Couture.

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