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Ryan Bader inks multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA

Bellator has been busy these past few weeks.

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Bader vs Nogueira Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Bader, according to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, is where he belongs.

After a not-so-secretive courtship, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 champion recently inked a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA and will make his Spike TV return at a date and venue to be determined.

That’s according to a recent report from MMA Junkie.

Bader (22-5) is coming off back-to-back knockout wins over Ilir Latifi and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and leaves the Octagon with an impressive 7-1 streak dating back to late 2013.

“Darth” was intrigued by potential match ups under the Viacom banner and will no doubt be keeping a close on eye the winner of Quinton Jackson vs. Muhammed Lawal 2, who collide for the second time on March 31 (more on that fight here).

Bader holds a win over Jackson from back in 2012, one that “Rampage” would undoubtedly love to avenge.

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