Matt Riddle Starts Career Anew Outside of the UFC, Will Fight at Legacy FC 24 This Summer

March 23, 2013
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Matt Riddle at UFC 143UFC castoff Matt Riddle has already found a new home following his release by the MMA juggernaut.

Riddle (7-3) will fight Artenas Young (9-5) at Legacy FC 21 on July 19 in Houston, according to AXS TV’s Inside MMA.

Riddle made his way to the Octagon via season seven of The Ultimate Fighter reality series, fighting 12 times there. His record, however, stands at 7-3 due to two of his bouts being ruled no contests after Riddle tested positive for marijuana metabolites following both of them.

His most recent fight was initially a split decision victory over Che Mills at UFC on Fuel TV 7. Following his positive drug test results after that bout, it was changed to a no contest and Riddle was released from his UFC contract.

He’ll know fight for Legacy FC on AXS TV this summer.

Also scheduled on the Legacy FC 21 fight card will be bouts including Pride and Strikeforce veteran Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, middleweight contender Bubba Bush, NCAA Division 1 champ Darrion Caldwell, and MTV caged star Matt Schnell. It will take place at the Houston Arena Theatre.

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  • Cereal Killer

    Good luck Matt! I hope the joint was worth it.

    • John

      Or bong hits.

    • Jojo

      Yeah… the weed will still be here waiting for you when you’re done fighting. Lay off a bit and have a good career. Stay clean and win a few fights and i’m sure Dana will let you back in. He lets everyone back in.

  • Advance*

    I’m a Riddle fan but I was really disappointed how he handled getting cut. All of his professional fights were in the UFC so I don’t think he realized what it’s like outside of there. No disrespect to Legacy or other organizations, but he probably wouldn’t have been so quick to burn the UFC bridge if it took years to fight his way in like most other guys.


    Wow! Now no one will give a s*** overseas.

    • Milosc

      … because it’s goddamn ridiculous

      Grow up, America. Your government has lost it’s head, because your ‘citizens’ have lost their balls

      Stop watching so much damn television before you’re all brainwashed into hyper-obedient Chinamen. Enough said