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Jon Jones and Ryan Bader Clash, in the Works for 2011

Written on October 04, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Both anchoring an impressive fighting record, Jon Jones and Ryan Bader is like a match made in heaven in the UFC scene. But with some circumstances requiring Bader to take the time off, locking horns with Jones seems to be near yet so far.

The blue-chip light heavyweights and Ryan is set to square off in early 2011, with a date yet to be assigned.

Since making his UFC debut in August 2008, Jon has been regarded as one of the most dynamic fighters on the international scene. With a record of 11-1, his sole defeat came via disqualification after giving illegal elbows against . Following that, Jones took out Brandon Vera and Vladimir Matyunshenko via first-round TKOs. On the other hand, began his UFC career after winning the TUF Season 8 handily. Bader has won all of his five UFC matches since joining the organization, including the knock out victory from Keith Jardine and decision victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

But although both fighters are agreeable to the fight, the date seems to be the remaining hurdle. With Bader getting married at the end of the month, he prefers to have a little time off before getting into a training camp. Due to this, it is most likely that the fight will take place during the in early February.

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