|Intro||Mixed martial artist|
|Is||Athlete Mixed martial artist Martial artist Taekwondo athlete|
|Birth||9 February 1976, Chatham-Kent, Canada|
Chris Clements (born February 9, 1976) is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2005, Clements has also formerly competed for the IFL.
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Clements trained in boxing and later martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do before turning his focus to a professional MMA career.
Mixed martial arts career
Clements made his professional MMA debut in June 2005, and fought primarily in his native Canada. In Clements' third fight, opponent Lautaro Tucas charged across the ring at the opening bell with his hands down and was knocked completely out by a right hand from Clements, who had time to deliver a few punches to Tucas' unconscious body before the referee stopped the fight at 3 seconds of the first round, setting a record for the fastest knockout in MMA history. Clements amassed a record of 10-4 with knockout wins over UFC veterans Rich Clementi and Jonathan Goulet before joining the UFC himself in 2012.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Clements made his UFC debut against Keith Wisniewski on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145. He won the fight via split decision.
Clements was expected to face Siyar Bahadurzada on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149, replacing an injured Thiago Alves, however, on June 30, Bahadurzada was forced out of the fight. He was replaced by Matthew Riddle. Clements lost the fight via arm-triangle choke in the third round. However, on October 20, 2012, it was revealed that Riddle has tested positive for a banned substance (marijuana) and the result was overturned and changed to a No Contest.
Clements next fought Stephen Thompson on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165. He lost the fight via knockout in the second round.
Clements faced Vik Grujic on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. Clements won the fight via TKO in the first round.
Clements faced Nordine Taleb on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186 after Taleb's original opponent, Cláudio Silva, broke his foot. Clements lost the fight by unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||12 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||12–6 (1)||Nordine Taleb||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 186||April 25, 2015||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||12–5 (1)||Vik Grujic||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping||November 8, 2014||1||3:06||Sydney, Australia|
|Loss||11–5 (1)||Stephen Thompson||KO (punches)||UFC 165||September 21, 2013||2||1:27||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|NC||11–4 (1)||Matthew Riddle||No Contest (overturned)||UFC 149||July 21, 2012||3||2:02||Calgary, Alberta, Canada||Submission loss overturned after Riddle failed a post-fight test.|
|Win||11–4||Keith Wisniewski||Decision (split)||UFC 145||April 21, 2012||3||5:00||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||10–4||Rich Clementi||TKO (punches)||Score Fighting Series 3||December 3, 2011||3||3:17||Sarnia, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||9–4||Travis Briere||TKO (spinning back kick)||PFC 1: Border Wars||July 16, 2011||2||0:31||Windsor, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||8–4||Jonathan Goulet||KO (punches)||Ringside MMA: Payback||November 12, 2010||2||1:06||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||7–4||Caleb Grummet||TKO (punches)||XCC: Battle at the Border 10||August 28, 2010||2||1:42||Algonac, Michigan, United States|
|Loss||6–4||John Alessio||Submission (guillotine choke)||W-1 MMA 4: Bad Blood||March 20, 2010||1||4:24||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||6–3||Mark Blackburn||TKO (punches)||Ringside MMA 2: Rage Fighting||August 22, 2009||1||1:52||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||5–3||Jesse Bongfeldt||Submission (rear-naked choke)||TKO 30: Apocalypse||September 28, 2007||2||1:57||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||5–2||Rory Markham||TKO (punches)||IFL: 2007 Semifinals||August 2, 2007||1||1:17||East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5–1||David Medd||TKO (punches)||TKO 28: Inevitable||February 9, 2007||2||1:54||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||4–1||Steve Pouliot||TKO (punches)||TKO 27: Reincarnation||September 29, 2006||1||3:16||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||3–1||Martin Grandmont||TKO (punches)||TKO 26: Heatwave||June 30, 2006||1||4:00||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2–1||Lautaro Tucas||KO (punch)||TKO 25: Confrontation||May 5, 2006||1||0:03||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||1–1||Joey Guel||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Extreme Challenge 63||July 23, 2005||3||0:56||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||1–0||Brad Calder||TKO (punches)||UCW 2: Caged Inferno||June 18, 2005||1||1:40||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|