Chris Clements (fighter)

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Chris Clements
Born Christopher Clements
(1976-02-09) February 9, 1976 (age 39)
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 of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 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, amassing a record of 10-4 with two 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.[13]

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 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

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. 
  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. 

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