Chris Clements (fighter)
February 9, 1976
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||The Menace|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Rank||Tae Kwon Do
Black belt in |
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Chris Clements (born February 9, 1976) is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2005, Clements has also formerly competed for the IFL.
Mixed martial arts career
Clements made his professional MMA debut in June 2005, and fought primarily in his native Canada. In Clements' third fight, opponent Lautaro Tucas charged across the ring at the opening bell with his hands down and was knocked completely out by a right hand from Clements, who had time to deliver a few punches to Tucas' unconscious body before the referee stopped the fight at 3 seconds of the first round, setting a record for the fastest knockout in MMA history. Clements amassed a record of 10-4 with knockout wins over UFC veterans Rich Clementi and Jonathan Goulet before joining the UFC himself in 2012.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Clements was expected to face Siyar Bahadurzada on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149, replacing an injured Thiago Alves, however, on June 30, Siyar Bahadurzada was forced out of his fight against Chris Clements. Bahadurzada was replaced by Matthew Riddle. Clements lost the fight via arm-triangle choke in the third round. 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.
Clements faced Nordine Taleb on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186 after Taleb's original opponent, Cláudio Silva, broke his foot. Clements lost the fight by unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||12 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||12–6 (1)||Nordine Taleb||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 186||April 25, 2015||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||12–5 (1)||Vik Grujic||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping||November 8, 2014||1||3:06||Sydney, Australia|
|Loss||11–5 (1)||Stephen Thompson||TKO (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 after Riddle failed a post-fight 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||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)||IFL: 2007 Semifinals||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|
- "Chris "The Menace" Clements Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
- "Fight Card - UFC 186 Johnson vs. Horiguchi". UFC.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
- "Chris "The Menace" Clements". UFC.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- "Keith Wisniewski vs. Chris Clements slated for UFC 145". mmajunkie.com. January 20, 2012.
- "Clements faces Bahadurzada at UFC 149". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
- "With Siyar Bahadurzada out at UFC 149, Chris Clements now meets Matt Riddle". mmajunkie.com. January 30, 2012.
- "Matthew Riddle posts submission win with pregnant wife on his mind". sports.yahoo.com. July 21, 2012.
- "UFC 149 wins for Riddle, Rivera overturned to no contests after positive drug tests". mmajunkie.com. October 20, 2012.
- Keith Grienke (2013-07-03). "Can the Menace stop Wonderboy? Find out UFC 165 in Toronto!". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- Matt Erickson (September 11, 2014). "Five bouts added to UFC Fight Night 55 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- Ben Fowlkes (2014-11-08). "UFC Fight Night 55 results: Chris Clements returns, brutalizes Vik Grujic in first round". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
- Keith Grienke (March 24, 2015). "Taleb to get menaced by Clements at UFC 186". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
- Ben Fowlkes (2015-04-25). "UFC 186 results: Nordine Taleb cruises past Chris Clements for scorecard sweep". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
- Matt Boone (19 October 2015). "17 Additional Fighters Released From UFC". mmanews.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015.