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UFC on FOX 14: Watch Phil Davis and Ryan Bader Discuss Their Transition From Wrestling to MMA

Kelsey Mowatt

Ryan Bader

UFC on FOX 14 will feature several important and interesting match-ups today, including the light-heavyweight scrap between Ryan Bader and Phil Davis.

After all, not only does it feature the #7 ranked Bader taking on the #5 positioned Davis, but both men come from decorated wrestling backgrounds. Bader was a two time, All-American wrestler with Arizona State University, while Davis was a four time, All-American with Penn State University.

Of course, both men have rounded out their overall MMA games considerably, but there’s no question wrestling is at the foundation of their successful fighting careers. In a new video titled “From the Mat to the Octagon”, both Davis and Bader discuss their wrestling backgrounds, and how it contributed to their MMA runs. You can watch the video below.

UFC on FOX 14 will be hosted by the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, and in the main event, Alexander Gustafsson will take on fellow light-heavyweight contender, Anthony Johnson.

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