BADER SMASH!!! #UFCSaoPaulo https://t.co/BQMYNExDkU
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) November 20, 2016
In a light heavyweight matchup that held potential No. 1 contender rights, perennial title threat Ryan Bader met Brazilian legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a rematch last night (Sat., Nov. 19, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 100 on FOX Sports 1 from inside Ginásio do Ibirapuera arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bader had just finished Ilir Latifi via second-round knockout at UFC Fight Night 93, while “Lil’ Nog” recently laid waste to Patrick Cummins via first-round TKO at UFC 198.
It didn’t take long for Bader to end up in top control, trap Nogueira’s wrist and rain heavy ground-and-pound en route to bloodying the Brazilian’s face. Nogueira would survive some of the vicious offensive onslaught by “Darth,” but Bader’s efforts eventually led to a third-round TKO finish.
The full video highlights can be seen above courtesy of UFC.
With this win, Bader moves extremely close to locking down the next light heavyweight title shot. He already has a history with current champion Daniel Cormier, so it’s plausible that Bader will get a chance to hoist gold next year in a rather depleted weight class.
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