It was a very boring fight but you have to realize how bad of a matchup it was for Bader. He did what he had to do and I'm sure he'd rather win a contract and fulfill a dream of being in the UFC instead of just pleasing the fans but getting submitted and not advancing to the finals.
I'd do the same thing if I were in his shoes. It was the only sure way he would win. Styles make fights and I'm sure even he wasn't very impressed with his performance.
Winning a boring decision is better than getting submitted in an exciting fight in my opinion.
I agree. He probably would have lost had he taken too many risks against a guy with good sub skills.
Though I don't know if he'll be able to LnP his way to a win against Vinny... That guy has some awesome sub skills.