Former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader picked up his eighth UFC victory Saturday night, submitting Vladimir Matyushenko just 50 seconds into their prelim bout at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson.
Bader, who was defeated by Lyoto Machida in 2012, improved to 3-1 in his last four fights and 15-3 overall. He is 8-3 in the UFC, with all three defeats – Machida, Tito Ortiz, Jon Jones – coming to current or former UFC champions.
“Darth” landed a huge right that floored Matyushenko, and pounced, locking in a guillotine choke.
“I’ve been working a lot (on that move),” Bader said. “I was working on it all camp.”
The 50-second submission victory was the quickest in the UFC’s light heavyweight division ever.