Phil Davis Draws Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 14 in Sweden

November 28, 2014
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Friday announced that a light heavyweight bout between top contenders Phil Davis and Ryan Bader would join the UFC on FOX  14 roster in Stockholm.

No. 5 ranked Davis (13-2-0) vs. no. 8 ranked Bader (19-4-0) is added alongside Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson in the headliner and Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Tele2 Arena.

Ryan BaderBoth fighters have recently made waves in the light heavyweight division with wins over Glover Teixeira and Ovince St. Preux respectively. With Davis, fighting out of San Diego, winning four of his last five match-ups, and Bader, fighting out of Temple, Ariz., having a three-fight win streak behind him, both athletes will be looking to solidify their position as one of the top ranked fighters in the light heavyweight division.

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“I’m going out to get this win and that is exactly what is going to happen,” said Bader. “Phil is a great fighter and a win against him will keep my momentum going in 2015.”

“I’m excited to fight in front of the passionate fans of Sweden,” he continued. “The fans there are amazing, I can’t imagine how electric the stadium will be. I’ll be looking forward to feeding off of the crowd and putting on a good show for these fans.”

As well as focusing on his own match-up, Bader will have a close eye on the headline bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson.

“This is a great fight between two amazing fighters in our division and I will be watching as a fan of the UFC just like everyone else in the stadium. I’m looking forward to it!”

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  • shakejunt

    this was definitely the fight to make, but where does this leave rashad?

    • Muttley76

      At 185 (couldn’t resist)

    • Muttley76

      I am excited to see this one, should give us an idea of how far David has come since fighting Rashad, who was the last guy I can remember him fighting with wrestling good enough to neutralize Phil’s.

      • deepgrim

        well rumble neutralised it against phil, but i get what you mean, both fighters have been leaning heavily on their wrestling recently, this fight should show who has the better stand up, think bader is a small bit ahead but its a tough call, may not be a easy on the eye but should be interesting

    • uncle

      Rashad vs OSP

  • Guest

    This should be the co main event, not Hendo vs Mousasi.