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Ryan Bader vs Jason Brilz at UFC 139

Best80smovieRAD2011-08-28 06:40:35 +0000 #1
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A lot of people have wondered who Ryan Bader would face coming off of his embarrassing loss to Tito Ortiz at UFC 132. Well, it looks like we have our answer now. The former Ultimate Fighter winner will face Jason Brilz. The good old UFC webpage kept this one short and sweet:

Also agreed to on that same fight card is a second light heavyweight showdown, this one between Jason "Hitman" Brilz and Ryan "Darth" Bader.

Bader is actually on a two-fight losing streak, as he was also defeated by current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones back at UFC 126. Those were the first two losses of his career, and it remains to be seen whether Bader can still be a force in the division or not. Brilz has also lost two fights in a row, and could very well be looking for a new employer if he loses this fight, although his loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was by the slimmest of margins and might not be counted against him.
Ash2011-08-28 06:55:15 +0000 #2
What that article failed to mention is that they're battling for the "Who Can Generate Less Fan Interest?" title.
HugeMMAFan2011-08-28 07:17:02 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Ash

What that article failed to mention is that they're battling for the "Who Can Generate Less Fan Interest?" title.

At this point, I can't disagree. Brilz's stand-up against Vladimir Matyushenko looked horrible, as did Bader's stand-up against Tito Ortiz. If Ryan Bader can't win this fight, he's in serious trouble.
hytseraph2011-08-28 07:24:10 +0000 #4
Yet another "loser gets cut from the UFC" fight. I don't see any reason to keep Bader if he loses here, or Brilz if he loses.
WahooMMV2011-08-28 07:22:21 +0000 #5
Lotta pressure on Bader in this one. This exactly the kinda fight that gets you cut if you lose it.
Buckery2011-08-28 07:57:14 +0000 #6
Exactly what I thought too. If Bader loses this one you can be sure he's in trouble.

I'd be shocked if he lost. He seems better than Brilz in every area.

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