Where would you place Ryan Bader in the UFC heavyweight rankings?

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  1. Verace

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    Bader has very good chances of winning bellators heavyweight tournament.

    But if he was fighting in the ufc heavyweight division, where do you think he would be? Who can he beat?

    Current rankings below:
    1 Stipe Miocic
    2 Derrick Lewis
    3 Curtis Blaydes
    4 Francis Ngannou
    5 Alexander Volkov
    6 Alistair Overeem
    7 Junior Dos Santos
    8 Aleksei Oleinik
    9 Marcin Tybura
    10 Mark Hunt
    11 Tai Tuivasa
    12 Shamil Abdurakhimov
    13 Andrei Arlovski
    14 Stefan Struve
    15 Justin Willis

    They were discussing this on the mma beat and the colombian kid, danny segura said he would be a top 5 HW, which i tought it was a bit of a stretch to say the least.
     
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    I see Bader beating Ngannou and Volkov via wrestling, top control, and cardio.
     
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    Top 10 for sure, I'd see him getting KO'd by Overeem and Jds but dominating Volkov and Lewis
     
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    Top 15.
     
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    4 if everything went his way matchup wise
     
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  7. Verace

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    really? i dont think he can employ his wresting game plan against the size of the people currently in the division...

    But then again, randy couture did it back then, and they even brought this up in the show, but these were other times. Wrestling wasnt so prominent in mma. Kinda like royce ran though people at that time but today would be a different story
     
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    Bader is a legit boring fighter. He's one of the only elite fighters that I don't have any desire to watch.

    I was so happy when Rumble sent him to Bellator
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    Bader just ragdolled and 30-24’d 260 pound Meathead.
     
  10. Verace

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    meh.... i dont know if meathead is much of a parameter for that... thats close saying he would ragdoll rampage who weighted in at 254.
     
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    4-8. Those guys are all basically tied anyway.
     
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    He’s in Bellator beating cans and he’s a light heavyweight UFC dropout. If i had to place him I’d put him 1 above Struve cause we all know Struve could fuck up a fight against Mighty Mouse somehow.

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    Meathead KOd #2 Derrick Lewis in around 60 seconds IIRC.
     
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    if only he could take shots
     
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    Bader would fuck Cormier up.
     
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    I see him beating Ngannou, Volkov and Black Beast but losing to Mark Hunt.
     
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    Top 5.

    His style matches up well with current ufc hw roster, as does his gas tank.
     
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    I’d put him about even with blaydes if he came into the division today. After they who knows it depends on his fights
     
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    Bader seems to me to be a white version of SeaLevel Cain ...
     
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    Ehh, I could see him getting a win, but more or less probably outside of the top 7 so 9ish including DC.
     
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