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UFC 149 Play-by-Play: Chris Clements vs. Matt Riddle

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Chris Clements vs. Matt Riddle

Round 1: They touch gloves and the main card is underway.  They exchange leg kicks in the center of the cage.  Riddle quickly shoots in for a single leg takedown.  He gets it but Clements gets back to his feet.  Riddle land a right hook followed by a kick to the body.  Clements lands an elbow.  They clinch.  They exchange knees to the body.  Clements lands an uppercut.  Riddle separates.  Clements lands a straight right hand.  Riddle clinches and lands a knee to the body.  They separate.  Clements is winging his right hand.  Riddle lands a kick to the liver and hurt Clements.  Referee Josh Rosenthal thought he got kicked low.  There was some confusion but the fight continues.  Riddle secures a takedown.  He lands short elbows and left hands.  He goes to the body.  Clements gets to his feet.  Riddle drops for a takedown and Clements sprawls.  Riddle works around and takes his back.  Clements spins and Riddle works inside his half guard.  Riddle stands and lets him up.  Clements lands a big uppercut.  Riddle looks for a takedown in the closing seconds.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Riddle.

Round 2: Clements lands a hard right hand.  Riddle works for a single leg takedown.  He gets it and takes Clements’ back.  Riddle sinks in both hooks.  Riddle softens him up with right hands.  He applies a body triangle.  Riddle continues with right hands.  Riddle in complete control on the ground.  Clements lands a back elbow that lands clean.  Riddle moves to side control.  Clements lands a couple of more back elbows.  Clements works back to his feet and they separate. Clements lands a powerful kick to the body.  Riddle drops for a takedown.  Clements sprawls and gains top position.  Riddle landing furious elbows from the bottom.  Clements lands punches from the top. The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Riddle.

Round 3: They hug to start the final round.  Clements lands a front kick to the body.  Clements delivers a right hand to the body.  He lands a right hand to the head.  Riddle clinches.  Clements presses him against the cage.  The separate with four minutes remaining.  Riddle lands a kick to the head.  Riddle drops down for a single leg takedown and gets it.  Riddle lands a knee as Clements stood up.  Riddle applies a standing arm traingle and throws Clements to the ground.  He tightens the choke and Clements is forced to tap out.  Riddle wins by submission.

The official time of the submission was 2:02 of the third round.

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