Rising light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira promises to give The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Ryan Bader the first loss of his career when they clash in the co-main event of the UFC 119 fight card on Sept. 25 in an interview on UFC.com:
“I guarantee that I’m going to give (Ryan Bader) the first loss of his career. It would be very gratifying for me to show my fans a great show and knock out Bader the same way I knocked out Luiz Cane. Bader is a guy full of energy and determination. He’s a new guy, he wants to establish himself in the rankings. I’m an older guy. With more experience and my experience will work in my favor, and help me beat Bader in this fight.
He definitely has a lot more experience in wrestling than I do. But I think what I’m missing in my wrestling game he is missing in his jiu-jitsu game on the ground. So I think if he takes the fight to the ground he is going to get caught. So it’s probably wiser for him to keep the fight standing up.”