UFC Fight Night 100: Bader overpowers Nogueira for third round TKO win

Ryan Bader overpowered Antonio Rogerio Nogueira from just about every which way Saturday evening at UFC Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Bader used footwork, wrestling, takedowns and ground-and-pound to wear down Nogueira. Referee Mario Yamasaki was forced to call the bout at 3:51 of the third round.

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There was no Fight-of-the-Night bonus awarded, but Thomas Almeida, Cezar Ferreira, Gadzhimurad Antigulov, and Pedro Munhoz all earned $50,000 USD performance bonuses.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

In case you missed the prelims.

DARREN STEWART DEF FRANCIMAR BARROSO VIA TKO R1 1:34

PEDRO MUNHOZ DEF JUSTIN SCOGGINS VIA SUBMISSION R2 1:55

LUIS HENRIQUE VS CHRISTIAN COLOMBO R3 2:12

JOHNNY EDUARDO DEF MANVEL GAMBURYAN VIA TKO R2 0:46

GADZHIMURAD ANTIGULOV DEF MARCOS ROGERIO DE LIMA VIA SUBMISSION R1 1:07

CEZAR DEF JACK HERMANSSON VIA SUBMISSION R2 2:11

TSN 5 MAIN CARD

SERGIO MORAES VS ZAK OTTOW

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WINNER: SERGIO MORAES VIA SPLIT-DECISION (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: SERGIO MORAES VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: Moraes connected early then gassed and survived an Otto comeback. Hard luck for Otto, but losing that first round was critical on the road.

WARLLEY ALVES VS KAMARU USMAN 

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WINNER: KAMARU USMAN VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (29-27, 30-26, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: KAMARU USMAN VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: Usman wore down Alves with his wrestling, attitude and yes, striking. Great win for the Nigerian Nightmare!

#11 THALES LEITES VS #15 KRZYSZTOF JOTKO 

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WINNER: KRZYSZTOF JOTKO VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (29-27, 30-27, 30-27)

ANDREWS PREDICTION:THALES LEITES VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: Jotko  as the younger fighter wore down Leites and just outworked the Brazilian in the second and third rounds. Great win for the youngster.

#1 CLAUDIA GADELHA VS CORTNEY CASEY

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WINNER: CLAUDIA GADELHA VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: CLAUDIA GADELHA VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: Gadelha used her wrestling and takedowns to pie up the points but she almost threw away the fight with that kick to a downed Casey.

#11 THOMAS ALMEDIA VS ALBERT MORALES 

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WINNER: THOMAS ALMEDIA VIA TKO R2 1:37

ANDREWS PREDICTION: ALBERT MORALES VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: Almedia was just too much for Morales. He obviously learned from the Garbrandt fight. Great win.

MAIN EVENT

RYAN BADER VS ANTONIO ROGERIO NOGUEIRA 

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WINNER: RYAN BADER VIA TKO R3 3:51

ANDREWS PREDICTION: RYAN BADER VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Andrews: Bader was three steps ahead of Nogueira tonight. He used a variety of tools and it just might be time for Lil’ Nog to hang ’em up as he looked defenceless.

@kenaiandrews

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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