UFC Quick Quote: Ryan Bader plans on finishing Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 119

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And if he can mirror the UFC 114 performance of fellow wrestler Jason Brilz he may have a pretty good shot...

"Yes I do feel confident standing with Nog. He has great boxing, and great counter punches. The thing is, this is MMA and with 4 oz gloves on anything can happen. I feel that I hit very hard and have a good chin, so who knows a KO could happen. He is very good on the ground and I am very good at my wrestling game. I have fought many black belts in my career and train with even more. I have to be smart when I’m on the canvas with Rogerio. He is very slick but I believe my wrestling can neutralize his Jiu Jitsu. I plan on finishing this fight any way I can; whether that is a KO or a TKO from ground & pound. Rogerio is an extremely hard fighter to finish but I am going to go in there and try to do just that. I need to focus on this fight first and go out there and win. Then I can look towards my next fight, and if that is (Jon) Jones then we will get after it."

"Darth" Bader inches his way closer to a light heavyweight title shot when he faces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 119 on Sept. 25 in Indianapolis. The TUF 8 champ and undefeated powerhouse talks to BuddaSport about his possible collision course with fellow surging prospect Jon Jones but must first overcome the experience of "Lil' Nog." Can Bader get it done? Or will the Brazilian put him to sleep in "Naptown?"

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