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UFC 139: Ryan Bader is back!

Season 8 champion, light heavyweights Bader knocked out

Season 8 champion, light heavyweights
Bader knocked out Vinny Magalhaes in the Ultimate Finale to win the six-figure contract on Dec. 13, 2008. Credit: Spike

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Ryan Bader brought with him to the HP Pavilion a monstrous right hand, and he delivered it to the left temple area of Jason Brilz on Saturday night.

And it took him just 77 seconds to score the knockout during their light heavyweight bout at UFC 139.

"Losing sucks, I'm glad to get this win here," Bader said.

It wasn't long ago when Bader (13-2) was undefeated and a top contender for the light heavyweight title. Last February, he lost to Jon "Bones" Jones who then won the title six weeks later. Bader then was submitted by Tito Ortiz in the first round in July.

By knocking out Brilz (18-5-1), Bader prevents himself form sliding further out of contention in the 205-pound division.

New York Sports