Chris Clements vs. Matt Riddle
Josh Rosenthal is the referee for this one. Riddle goes for a single leg and uses a trip to finish his takedown. But they're right back to their feet. Riddle lands a body kick and Clements responds with a two-punch combo. They trade knees in the clinch and Clements lands an uppercut while they're inside. Back to the middle of the Octagon two minutes in. Clements lands a right. Clements lands a body kick and backs off. Rosenthal thought it was a low blow the way Clements reacted, but it was a body kick. Riddle trips Clements. Clements works his way up and eats a knee. Back to the mat, Riddle briefly gets Clements' back. Riddle stands with 20 seconds left and Clements belts him with an uppercut. Clements sprawls a late takedown attempt.
Early action leads to Riddle taking Clements down. He sinks in a hook, but Clements tries to fend him off. He can't. Riddle has his back and has a body lock. Clements just trying to stay out of a choke. Riddle landing one right hand after another. This goes on for about two minutes. Riddle briefly transitions to side control, then tries to go for Riddle's back again. Clements lands a couple elbows from the bottom. Riddle gets back to his feet with a minute left, but Riddle is still all over him. They're back to center Octagon, Clements lands a body kick and just misses with a spinning back kick. Clements finishes the round with a surprising flurry.
Clements comes out swinging, landing a couple big rights. The clinch along the fence and Clements lands a standing elbow. They break and jog back to center Octagon. Riddle goes for a big head kick and Clements blocksit. Riddle gets a leg and follows with a trip. Riddle wastes no time getting back to his feet. Clements walks into a Riddle left. Clements misses a spinning back fist. Riddle follows right up with a fantastically executed standing triangle, throws Riddle to the ground, hangs on to it, and Riddle taps.
Matt Riddle def. Chris Clements via submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:03 of the third round.
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