UFC 149 Lineup Takes ANOTHER Hit

Written by Tom Ngo
July 1st, 2012

UFC Matt Riddle

The injury bug has done quite a number on the UFC 149 roster. On Saturday night, it was announced up-and-comer Siyar Bahadurzada will now have to bow out of his July 21st scrap against Chris Clements with an undisclosed wound.

As we all know full well, the Octagon show waits for no man as Matt Riddle (Pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute.

Clements initially stepped in for Thiago Alves to meet Bahadurzada after the Brazilian tore his pectoral muscle.

“Menace” posted a split decision victory over Keith Wisniewski in his big league debut at UFC 145. Clements will be riding a five-fight winning streak into the welterweight shootout.

Riddle salvaged his big league career by snapping a two-fight losing streak in his last outing. The former “The Ultimate Fighter 7” contestant escaped with a split decision win over Henry Martinez at UFC 143.

The organization didn’t announce whether the 170-pound affair would remain in the main card.

If you’ve missed all of the switcheroos that have taken place thus far for UFC 149, here’s a recap of the injures that have ravaged the once-promising lineup.

Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada hosts the festivities.

Here is the show’s updated roster:

Preliminary Card:

Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh

Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen

Roland Delorme vs. Francisco Rivera

Claude Patrick vs. James Head

Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon

Daniel Pineda vs. Antonio Carvalho

Court McGee vs. Nick Ring

Main Card:

Chris Clements vs Matt Riddle

Shawn Jordan vs. Cheick Kongo

Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch

Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao (For UFC interim bantamweight title)

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