Rich Clementi (above) will attempt to halt Reza Madadi’s five-fight win streak. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com


Up-and-coming Swedish lightweight Reza Madadi announced via Facebook on Tuesday that he will square off against UFC veteran Rich Clementi at Superior Challenge 7, set to take place April 30 at the Hovet arena in Stockholm.

While not yet confirmed by the promotion, the fight is expected to be contested for the vacant Superior Challenge lightweight title and will likely headline or co-headline the event. Other championship bouts on the bill include current welterweight titleholder Daniel Acacio defending against Diego Gonzalez, and Thales Leites facing an as-yet-unannounced opponent for the vacant middleweight strap.

Madadi, 30, has been a Superior Challenge mainstay since the organization’s inception in 2008, partaking in five of its six events. In 2010, the Iranian-born “Mad Dog” notched high profile wins over current Strikeforce signee Carlo Prater (unanimous decision) and “The Ultimate Fighter 8” competitor Junie Allen Browning (second-round guillotine choke) under the SC banner.

Himself a contestant on “TUF 4,” the 34-year-old Clementi possesses a lengthy ledger of 39-18-1. Since his release from the UFC in February 2009, “No Love” has posted a 6-4 record, with only one of those bouts going the distance. In his last outing, the Louisiana-based lightweight was upset by the lesser-known Aaron Derrow, who came from two rounds down to triangle-choke Clementi unconscious in the third frame of their Jan. 28 meeting at Titan Fighting Championships 16.

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