Jackson’s Fighter Henry Martinez Steps in to Face Matt Riddle at UFC 143

January 30, 2012

Another member of Team Jackson/Winkeljohn joins the UFC as Henry Martinez has signed with the promotion and will step in on just a week’s notice to face Matt Riddle at UFC 143 this weekend in Las Vegas.

MMAWeekly.com first learned of Martinez signing with the UFC on Saturday, and UFC officials announced his booking for UFC 143 on Monday.

Martinez comes to the UFC with a 8-1 record overall, winning his last 4 fights in a row.

Normally fighting at 155lbs, Martinez stepped up for the opportunity to fight in the UFC and will debut at welterweight against Riddle this Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Most recently, Martinez pulled of the rare reverse triangle choke during the Jackson’s MMA Series in New Mexico.

Now Martinez returns to action just two weeks after his last fight to try and pull the upset in his UFC debut.

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