Chris Clements (fighter)

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Chris Clements
Born Christopher Clements
(1976-02-09) February 9, 1976 (age 40)
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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][2]
Fighting out of London, Ontario, Canada
Team Team Tompkins
Rank      Black belt in Tae Kwon Do[3]
     Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 12
By knockout 11
By decision 1
Losses 6
By knockout 2
By submission 3
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
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.

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Clements trained in boxing and later martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do before turning his focus to a professional MMA career.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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[edit]

Clements made his UFC debut against Keith Wisniewski on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145.[4] 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,[5] however, on June 30, Siyar Bahadurzada was forced out of his fight against Chris Clements. Bahadurzada was replaced by Matthew Riddle.[6] Clements lost the fight via arm-triangle choke in the third round.[7] 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.[8]

Clements next fought Stephen Thompson on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165.[9] He lost the fight via knockout in the second round.

Clements faced Vik Grujic on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55.[10] Clements won the fight via TKO in the first round.[11]

Clements faced Nordine Taleb on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186 after Taleb's original opponent, Cláudio Silva, broke his foot.[12] Clements lost the fight by unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[13][14]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 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 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris "The Menace" Clements Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 186 Johnson vs. Horiguchi". UFC.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Chris "The Menace" Clements". UFC.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Keith Wisniewski vs. Chris Clements slated for UFC 145". mmajunkie.com. January 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Clements faces Bahadurzada at UFC 149". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "With Siyar Bahadurzada out at UFC 149, Chris Clements now meets Matt Riddle". mmajunkie.com. January 30, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-07-03. 
  7. ^ "Matthew Riddle posts submission win with pregnant wife on his mind". sports.yahoo.com. July 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ "UFC 149 wins for Riddle, Rivera overturned to no contests after positive drug tests". mmajunkie.com. October 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ Keith Grienke (2013-07-03). "Can the Menace stop Wonderboy? Find out UFC 165 in Toronto!". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  10. ^ Matt Erickson (September 11, 2014). "Five bouts added to UFC Fight Night 55 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ Keith Grienke (March 24, 2015). "Taleb to get menaced by Clements at UFC 186". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-04-25). "UFC 186 results: Nordine Taleb cruises past Chris Clements for scorecard sweep". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  14. ^ Matt Boone (19 October 2015). "17 Additional Fighters Released From UFC". mmanews.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 

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