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Better Know a Fighter: Chris Clements

(Clements v. Travis Briere, end comes at the 2:44 mark.)

Aside from The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale, December 3rd also features an interesting welterweight battle between UFC veteran Rich Clementi and up and coming KO artist Chris Clements under the Score Fighting Series¬†promotion. And after doing a quick check-up on Clements, we thought he was a guy that was worth talking about, so let’s, shall we?

“The Menace” is a 9-4 product fighting out of Ontario, Canada who has collected all 9 of those wins by way of KO or TKO inside the first two rounds. He often trains with the likes of Mark Hominick and Sam Stout, because there can only be so many MMA gyms in that tundra known as Canada, am I right or am I right? *High fives self*

A little known fact about Clements: he is the man responsible for retiring UFC vet Jonathan Goulet back at Rinside MMA-Payback in November of 2010, the video of which is below.

First off, was anyone even aware that Goulet was retired? We can’t say we blame him; his fighting style, though exciting, has earned him 9 losses via KO or TKO, including the true record for fastest knockout in the UFC. I’ll raise a glass for you tonight, “Road Warrior,” in the hopes that you one day find the tanker truck full of gasoline that you rightfully deserve.

Anyway, back to Clements. Three of his four losses have come against notable opponents like John Alessio, Jesse Bongfeldt, and Rory Markham, so he will definitely be out to prove something against Clementi, who has been struggling a bit as of late. Despite holding 25 of his 42 wins by submission, we last saw “No Love” get absolutely dominated on the ground by Shinya Aoki at Dream 17 “Fight for Japan” and somehow manage to talk shit to Aoki whilst doing so.

That being said, three of Clements’ aforementioned losses have come via submission to opponents with arguably lower level grappling credentials than Clementi (not sure about Alessio), so it will be intriguing to see if Clements is able to keep the fight standing, where, as far as we can tell, he holds a combination of technique and power that would give Clementi all kinds of trouble. Just check out that spinning back kick in the top video, fricken’ beautiful.

So what do you guys think, could a win over Clementi potentially earn Clements a call from the UFC? Are these guy’s last names making it way too difficult to understand who I’m talking about? Will Clementi go all “Degeneration X” on Clements like he did against Melvin Guillard at UFC 79?

All these questions and more will be answered come Saturday night.


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El Guapo- November 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm
UFC JayT, is that you? (Excuse me, "MMA"JayT) Sweet mullet, man! Nice tits, too. Great job training Kongo BTW. He looked less shitty than Meathead. I doubt he ever gets a title shot, tho, so you might want to temper those predictions. I can't believe I'm actually talking to MMAJayT! OMG!! You're like the best Canadian MMA personality ever! You and MRuss are my all-time favorites!! Who's MRuss? Really? The Mounty Hunter? You guys have the same mapleleaf mulletfauxhawk?
Jaycorr- November 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm
My skin is regular thickness, and you are still a douche!!!
El Guapo- November 29, 2011 at 11:16 am
^Antonio Margarito vs Miguel Cotto, BTW, for the non-believers. Think Diaz vs Penn but for (scheduled)12 rounds.
El Guapo- November 29, 2011 at 11:11 am
Now I would never encourage anybody to shell out a fitty spot for a PPV that wasn't worth it, but this Saturday night, December 3rd, is an exception. I GUARAN-MOTHERFUCKIN-TEE it's gonna be epic. Not throwing a hot dog at Tiger Woods epic, either. Bad blood, Mexican vs Puerto Rican, cheating allegations, brawler vs slugger. I know some of you think boxing is wack, but I'm pretty sure most of you enjoy a good scrap regardless of what the rules are. It'll be better than Mayhem-Bisping, that's for sure. Not telling you to skip TUF by any means, I'm gonna watch both. Just sayin..
DangadaDang- November 29, 2011 at 10:43 am
@incredibly drunk
Yeah, it should be a good night of fights, though I've heard the Alessio/Healy fight has been scrapped.
Incrediblydrunk- November 29, 2011 at 10:40 am
I'll Be at that that event Actually called "Meltdown In The Valley" as it is in my hometown. It should be a stellar Night of fights. The headliner is Local Fighter John "The Haggis Basher" Fraser taking on Travis Reddinger .

Here's the whole lineup

John Fraser vs Travis Reddinger
John Allessio vs Ryan Healy
Jesse Ronson vs Tony Hervey
Chris Clements vs Rich Clementi
Jesse Gross vs Brad Cardinal
Misha Cirkunov vs Ali Mokdad
Clint Kingsbury vs Randy Turner
Joel Paquette vs Jason Meisel
Ryan Dickson vs Josh Taveirne
Blake Nash vs Craig Hudson
Marcello Solinas vs Adam Hie
Kyle Prepolec vs Jeff Harrison
Kimbo Lesnar- November 29, 2011 at 9:52 am
There are funny CP writers and there is Danga.
FaH Q NL15- November 29, 2011 at 9:49 am
Who is more sensitive? Canadians or Brazilians?
DangadaDang- November 29, 2011 at 9:35 am
You are thin skinned and incapable of reading sarcasm. Your turn!
Jaycorr- November 29, 2011 at 9:31 am
"because there can only be so many MMA gyms in that tundra known as Canada"

You are ignorant and a douche