Ryan Bader defeats Quinton Jackson by Unanimous Decision. The score cards were 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.
Bader looked antsy to open the fight. Rampage taunted Bader in response. Rampage ducked down for a takedown and Bader defended with a front headlock. Bader turned Rampage and landed knees to the legs. Rampage pushed off to create distance. Bader landed an overhand right. Slow right hand from Rampage the MMA equivalent of an airball. Bader landed another overhand right and then clinched for a takedown. Rampage looked tentative walking Bader down. Bader dove acros for a takedown and drove Rampage against the fence. Rampage dropped for a takedown and again Bader with the headlock. The round ended with Rampage head hunting.
Leg kick and right hand form Bader. Rampage wiffed on two wild hooks. Rampage clinched Bader against the fence and then hoisted the ASU alum and slammed him on his head. Bader was able to regain his feet but he was on wobbly legs. Bader regained his wits and got a takedown. Punches to the body from Bader as the crowd booed. Elbows from Bader did damage but Rampage regained his feet. Bader landed knees to the hamstrings and then dragged the fight back to the mat. The round ended with Ryan Bader working from Rampage's guard.
Bader tried to beat Rampage to the punch but was poked in the eye. The referee didn't see the penalty so Bader pushed forward to clinch against the fence. They broke and Bader attempted to snatch a single leg but Rampage stepped away. Bader with another attempt and he got the fight to the ground landing in side control. Ramage regained his guard and Bader worked punches to the body. Rampage tried to push Bader off but Ryan dove back keeping the fight on the ground. Rampage wall walked to his feet but Bader got the fight to the ground and passed to half guard. Bader did an amazing job keeping heavy on top and working for a kimura to finish the fight. The fight ended with Bader working a reverse guillotine.