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UFC 119: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Vs. Ryan Bader

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Bader looks focused on his way to the cage. Nog wins the battle of the walkout music as his Wu Tang track beats whatever White/Rob Zombie song Bader walked out to. Josh Rosenthal is back to officiate.

Round 1: They start looking to exchange right away and it is Bader who is pressing the action early. Nog showing quick hands but nothing of significance is landed yet. Bader having trouble finding his range. He gets inside and lands a takedown. He starts hammering down with some serious ground and pound. Bader is in Little Nog’s full guard now and has the Brazilian pressed against the cage. Nog is holding on and Bader is trying to stay busy but isn’t landing with anything too serious. Nog gets to his feet and they take to the center of the cage. Nog with a nice kick and he avoids a takedown. Nog shrugs off another takedown. Nog with big right that stumbles Bader, who shoots in for a takedown. He lands it but Nog gets right back up.

Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira

Round 2: This round starts off a bit more tentatively. Bader with a leg kick and Nog with a body kick. Nog with a nice left. Bader lunges in with a right hand. Nog with a nice right. Nog shrugs off another takedown attempt. The fight is being contended at a very measured pace so far. Bader lands a solid double leg. They trade punches with Nog firing off of his back. Bader lets him up. Bader misses on another takedown. Nog pushing forward on the feet now. Nog with a big knee but then Bader tosses him to the mat, Nog gets back to his feet quickly. Nog shrugs off another takedown. Bader lands a nice right. Nog with a nice kick. Close round.

Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Round 3: They exchange tentatively with nothing of note landing. Bader signals that he was poked in the eye, the replay shows an accidental eye poke. Bader is given time to recover and they continue. Bader with a body kick. Bader lunges for a takedown and it is stuffed. They start trading some serious leather and they both land left hooks. Nog stuffs two more takedowns. Nog pushes Bader against the cage and lands a knee to the body. Nog cracks him with a right hand. Bader finally lands a takedown as Nog presses forward but Nog gets right back to his feet. Nog with another knee to the body. Nog is pressing forward with punches, he has Bader on his heels. Bader with a right. Nog is getting the better of the stand up exchanges so far. Bader starts swinging for the fences but Nog isn’t going anywhere. Nog tags him with a big left and shrugs off a takedown. Nog starts landing some big shots and then Bader gets a takedown. He passes to half guard. The fight ends with Bader standing over Nogueira but with no significant ground and pound landed.

Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira

Ryan Bader defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via unanimous decision (30-27 across the board)

The fight could have gone either way but a unanimous decision just isn’t right. Bader says one of the knees he caught in the second had him hurt for the entire round.

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