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Siyar Bahadurzada Injured, Matt Riddle Replaces him in UFC 149

Written on July 02, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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TUF 7 alumni, Matt 'Deep Waters’ Riddle will now face Chris Clements at UFC 149

Afghan born, welterweight striker is now the latest fighter that was hit by the injury bug. Bahadurzada suffers from an undisclosed injury.

Bahadurzada was scheduled to engage in a welterweigh bout against Canadian fighter, Chris ‘The Menace’ Clements. Set to replace him is former TUF cast member, Matt ‘Deep Waters’ Riddle.

UFC officials have announced via UFC.com:

Welterweight striker Siyar Bahadurzada is the latest casualty of the injury bug, as he’s been forced from his July 21st bout with . Stepping in this month to face “The Menace” in Calgary will be Matthew Riddle.

Riddle’s last bout was against Henry Martinez at UFC 143, last February. He won a split decision over Martinez and he hasn’t been seen fighting since then. His victory ended his two fight losing skid, after a series of defeats to Lance Benoist at UFN 25, and to Sean Pierson at UFC 124.

While Clements, replaced Thiago Alves who was scheduled to fight Yoshihiro Akiyama but was replaced by Bahadurzada. Clements currently enjoys a series of five fight wins. He just made his UFC debut last April at UFC 145, where he defeated Keith Wisniewski via a split decision.

” will be held at Canada’s Scotiabank Saddledome on July 21, 2012.

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