Chris Clements (fighter)

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Chris Clements
Born (1976-02-09) February 9, 1976 (age 38)
Chatham, Ontario
Other names The Menace
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Division Welterweight
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)[1]
Team Team Tompkins
Rank Black belt in Taekwondo[2]
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 12
By knockout 11
By decision 1
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By submission 3
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Chris Clements (born February 9, 1976) is a Canadian mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Clements made his professional MMA debut in June 2005. He fought primarily in his native Canada and amassed a record of 10 wins and 4 losses before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Clements made his UFC debut against Keith Wisniewski on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145.[3] He won the fight via split decision.

Clements was expected to face Siyar Bahadurzada on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149, replacing an injured Thiago Alves,[4] however, on June 30, Siyar Bahadurzada was forced out of his fight against Chris Clements. Bahadurzada was replaced by Matthew Riddle.[5] Clements lost the fight via arm-triangle choke in the third round.[6] However, on October 20, 2012, it was revealed that Riddle has tested positive for a banned substance (Marijuana) and the result was overturned and changed to a No Contest.[7]

Clements next fought Stephen Thompson on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165.[8] He lost the fight via knockout in the second round.

Clements faced Vik Grujic on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55.[9] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–5 (1) Vik Grujic TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping November 8, 2014 1 3:06 Sydney, Australia
Loss 11–5 (1) Stephen Thompson KO (punches) UFC 165 September 21, 2013 2 1:27 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NC 11–4 (1) Matthew Riddle No Contest (overturned) UFC 149 July 21, 2012 3 2:02 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Submission loss overturned; Riddle failed post-fight drug test.
Win 11–4 Keith Wisniewski Decision (split) UFC 145 April 21, 2012 3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 10–4 Rich Clementi TKO (punches) Score Fighting Series 3: Clements vs. Clementi December 3, 2011 3 3:17 Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Win 9–4 Travis Briere TKO (spinning back kick) PFC 1: Border Wars July 16, 2011 2 0:31 Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Win 8–4 Jonathan Goulet KO (punches) Ringside MMA: Payback November 12, 2010 2 1:06 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 7–4 Caleb Grummet TKO (punches) XCC: Battle at the Border 10 August 28, 2010 2 1:42 Algonac, Michigan, United States
Loss 6–4 John Alessio Submission (guillotine choke) W-1 MMA 4: Bad Blood March 20, 2010 1 4:24 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 6–3 Mark Blackburn TKO (punches) Ringside MMA 2: Rage Fighting August 22, 2009 1 1:52 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 5–3 Jesse Bongfeldt Submission (rear-naked choke) TKO 30: Apocalypse September 28, 2007 2 1:57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 5–2 Rory Markham TKO (punches) International Fight League August 2, 2007 1 1:17 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 5–1 David Medd TKO (punches) TKO 28: Inevitable February 9, 2007 2 1:54 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 4–1 Steve Pouliot TKO (punches) TKO 27: Reincarnation September 29, 2006 1 3:16 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 3–1 Martin Grandmont TKO (punches) TKO 26: Heatwave June 30, 2006 1 4:00 Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–1 Lautaro Tucas KO (punch) TKO 25: Confrontation May 5, 2006 1 0:03 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 1–1 Joey Guel Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Challenge 63 July 23, 2005 3 0:56 Hayward, Wisconsin, United States
Win 1–0 Brad Calder TKO (punches) UCW 2: Caged Inferno June 18, 2005 1 1:40 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris "The Menace" Clements Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Chris-Clements
  3. ^ "Keith Wisniewski vs. Chris Clements slated for UFC 145". mmajunkie.com. January 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Clements faces Bahadurzada at UFC 149". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ "With Siyar Bahadurzada out at UFC 149, Chris Clements now meets Matt Riddle". mmajunkie.com. January 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Matthew Riddle posts submission win with pregnant wife on his mind". sports.yahoo.com. July 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "UFC 149 wins for Riddle, Rivera overturned to no contests after positive drug tests". mmajunkie.com. October 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ Keith Grienke (2013-07-03). "Can the Menace Stop Wonderboy? Find Out UFC 165 in Toronto!". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  9. ^ Matt Erickson (September 11, 2014). "Five bouts added to UFC Fight Night 55 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 

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