UFC 192 features the light heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday Oct. 3, 2015, in Houston.

Many fans are excited for the fight and believe that the matchup is a good one.

Cormier won the vacant belt over Anthony Johnson and will be making his first title defense while Gustafsson will be looking to bounce back from his loss to Johnson.

There was a ton of arguments to be made for who should be fighting for the vacant belt, but the UFC decided to go with Cormier and Johnson.

Now the arguments for who should fight the current champion Cormier have been even deeper. Gustafsson got the nod, but a lot of people believed that it should have been Ryan Bader who got the chance to fight for the belt.

Bader, himself, is angry about the decision and even got into a heated argument with Cormier at a press conference.

However, the UFC decided that the man on a four-fight win streak did not deserve the chance to fight for the belt; so instead, he will be taking on Rashad Evans at UFC 192.

Evans is making his long-awaited return to the octagon after recovering from an injury. Evans last fight was on November 16, 2013, where he defeated Chael Sonnen by TKO in the very first round at UFC 167.

Bader will look to defeat Evans and show that he deserves to fight for the belt next. Here are the keys to victory for Ryan Bader at UFC 192.

Attack the Legs:

Coming from someone who recovered from a knee surgery, the hardest part to get back while recovering is the muscle strength and recovery in your legs. Bader knows that Evans is coming back from the ACL injury so he needs to land a couple early leg kicks and make sure he uses them throughout the fight. If he does this, he could break down Evans and take a lot of his power away.

Push the Pace:

Evans has not fought in a very long time. Evans trains with the Blackzilians, which is arguably the best gym in the world, but that does not mean he is in fighting shape. Bader needs to keep the pressure on Evans and push the pace to try and grind Evans down and make him gas out in his first fight back from his injury.

Showcase His Wrestling:

It is well documented how good of a wrestler Bader is, as he was a D1 All-American at Arizona State University. Evans may be a great wrestler himself, but if Bader wants to walk away with a victory on Saturday night, he needs to show that he is the better wrestler and grind away arguably the biggest win in his career.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.