On Saturday, Jan. 30, the UFC touched down in Newark, N.J., to bring fight fans UFC on FOX 16: Johnson vs. Bader live from the Prudential Center.

In the night’s main event, light heavyweights Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader battled to determine who would be crowned the next number one contender for the 205-pound title

Johnson (19-5) was last seen walking away with a violent second round knockout over Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191 in September. This got “Rumble” back into the win column after suffering a third round submission loss at the hands reigning champion Daniel Cormier in their main event title fight at UFC 187.

Bader (20-4), winner of season eight of The Ultimate Fighter, looked to pick up his sixth straight win inside the Octagon and seventh in his last eight bouts. In his most recent outing, Power MMA product earned a dominant unanimous decision over Johnson’s teammate and former champion Rashad Evans at UFC 192 in October.




Anthony Johnson def Ryan Bader, via TKO, Round 1, 1:26
Ben Rothwell def. Josh Barnett, via Guillotine Choke, Round 2, 3:48
Jimmie Rivera def. Iuri Alcantara, via Unanimous Decision (29-28 3x)
Bryan Barberena def. Sage Northcutt, via submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 2, 3:06


Tarec Saffiedine def. Jake Ellenberger, via Uanimous Decision (29-28 3x)
Diego Ferreira def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier, via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Rafael Natal def. Kevin Casey, via TKO, Round 3, 3:37
Wilson Reis def. Dustin Ortiz, via Unanimous Decision (30-27 3x)
Alexander Yakovlev def. George Sullivan, via Knockout, Round 1, 3:59
Alex Caceres def. Masio Fullen via Unanimous Decision (30-27 3x)


Randy Brown def. Matt Dwyer, via Unanimous Decision (29-28 3x)
Damon Jackson vs. Levan Makashvili ends in a Majority Draw (29-27 Jackson, 28-28, 28-28)
Tony Martin def. Felipe Olivieri, via Rear-Naked Choke, Round 3, 3:03