Ryan Bader Dominates Rogerio Nogueira in Brazil (UFC Sao Paulo Results)

Ryan Bader Dominates Rogerio Nogueira in Brazil (UFC Sao Paulo Results)

Ryan Bader topped Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a one-sided rematch, earning a stoppage in the third round of their main event at UFC Sao Paulo on Saturday in Brazil.

Bader dominated “Lil' Nog” for the majority of the sequel to their 2010 bout, pounding away for the technical knockout at 3:51 of the third stanza.

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Nogueira was first to land significant strikes, hitting Bader with a combination that sent him backpedaling. Bader, however, landed a takedown and engaged in the ground and pound. While there, he landed several punches and elbows through the end of the opening round.

Bader applied the same effort early in the second, taking Nogueira down in the first minute of the frame. The Brazilian fighter worked from his back to try to get back to the feet, but Bader's top game was too strong, allowing him to land more ground and pound from several angles.

Nogueira struggled to keep the fight on the feet, getting taken down again early in the third. From there, Bader pounded away at his opponent and consumed him with punches that bloodied Nogueira up. After several more strikes to Nogueira's head, the referee pulled Bader off his opponent and put a stop to the one-sided onslaught.

With the win, Bader improves to 22-5 and puts himself in a good place to argue for a light heavyweight title shot.

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