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Ryan Bader vs. Glover Teixeira light heavyweight bout booked for UFC 160

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The UFC's annual Memorial Day weekend card continues to take shape and continues to add high-profile fights to the ledger. A light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira has been added to UFC 160 in May.

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Post #1   2/20/13 12:12:53AM   

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Damn. I don't want either of these guys to lose.

Post #2   2/20/13 12:13:59AM   

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Very nice fight

Post #3   2/20/13 12:14:13AM   

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Nice

Some solid fights being announced tonight. I like Glover to continue his streak here.

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Post #4   2/20/13 12:26:37AM   

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Glover by murder. Probably.

I think Ryan Bader's shown what he can do. He hits hard, he's got a nice power double leg, and he's generally lost only by very good fighters, but he hasn't put in enough practice time for a dangerous guard, tactical clinch takedowns, or refined striking. I don't see him changing as long as he stays in Arizona, and even then, I think he's always gonna be one of those guys who wins more on athleticism than technique.

Not sipping the kool-aid or anything, I simply feel Glover's too strong in most parts of the game. If he gets on top of Bader with more than a couple minutes left, he's going to put it to bed. I have only 2 questions, and they're things that we haven't seen from Glover yet in the UFC - how does he deal with speed, and what kind of guard does he have. He's got a solid chin and incredible cardio, but can he handle a blitz from a fast guy like Bader. And while his top game is like giving Mjolnir to a python, I don't know what kind of escapes he'll have from the bottom.

Post #5   2/20/13 1:47:24AM   

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Glover is going to destroy Bader. I got a feeling this will be a nasty KO

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Post #6   2/20/13 2:16:01AM   

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A few bombs and some attempted wrestlef*cking is what Glover needs to avoid. If he can do this...he will win.

Post #7   2/20/13 3:41:27AM   

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i think glover can ko bader..but im not counting bader out at all. He has only been beaten by former champs.

Post #8   2/20/13 4:44:36AM   

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Bader's a dead man walking

Post #9   2/20/13 8:24:48AM   

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This is going to be a close fight. I may take Bader.

Post #10   2/20/13 9:00:37AM   

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Posted by Theoutlaw08

This is going to be a close fight. I may take Bader.



Me too, Bader has solid wrestling and unlike Rampage he'll use it which should even things up! I'm excited for this fight!

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great fight. i think glover takes this one. i was really impressed with how well rounded glover is. his wrestling may not be as good as bader's is on paper but to be honest i have never been that impressed with bader's wrestling. also, glover's standup is much more technical IMO. Bader FTW, probably UD

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Baders a goner

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Posted by aussiemma

i think glover can ko bader..but im not counting bader out at all. He has only been beaten by former champs.


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Post #14   2/22/13 3:52:11PM