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Matt Riddle Submits Chris Clements at UFC 149

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 21st, 2012
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A welterweight scrap between Matt Riddle (Pictured) and Chris Clements kicked off Saturday’s “UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao” pay-per-view broadcast. 

Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by an interim bantamweight title affair between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao.

Betting Line:

 

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

Matt Riddle -155
Chris Clements +125

Here is the play-by-play from Riddle vs. Clements:

1stRound:

Riddle landed a momentary takedown. Clements tags him with a big left hand. Riddle nails him with a kick to the midsection. Referee Josh Rosenthal stepped in thinking it was a low blow, but it wasn’t. Time was never officially stopped. Lost opportunity for Riddle. Riddle secures a takedown and takes his back. He decides to let Clements back up. Interesting…

2ndRound:

Riddle grabs a hold of a single-leg and gets a takedown. He advances to his back, slaps on a body triangle and has over three minutes to work. Clements lands a big elbow on the ground. Riddle is simply smothering him on the canvas. Clements finally wiggles free. Clements scores a takedown and tries to flurry before the horn blares.

3rdRound:

Riddle nails him with a head kick. He trips him to the mat for a second, but Clements gets right back up. Clements attempts a spinning back-fist, Riddle ducked and caught him in a standing arm triangle. Riddle trips him to the ground and Clements is forced to cry uncle. That was pretty slick by Riddle.

Official Result:

Matt Riddle Defeated Chris Clements via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 2:02 in the 3rdRound

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