UFC 144: Ryan Bader dominates Rampage JacksonPosted on February 26, 2012, 12:14 AM by Anton Gurevich
Bader's footwork and overall movement inside the Octagon prevented from Rampage Jackson to execute his gameplan. "Darth" scored points and did damage with short striking combinations, and leg kicks that forced Jackson look for a one-punch knockout. Jackson got Bader hurt with a vicious body slam, but was unable to get the TKO, as "Darth" recovered with a takedown and slam of his own.
Final round was an absolute dominance by Ryan Bader, who was now able to fully execute his gameplan. Rampage spent the round on his back defending submission attempts and with Bader ground and pounding his way to victory.
Ryan Bader improved his pro MMA record to 14-2. More than anything, "Darth" cemented his status as Top 10, if not Top 5 Light Heavyweight.