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.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator's 'King Mo' Lawal expects to meet Amir Aliakbari in Rizin FF tournament final

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is suddenly a very busy man, but that’s the way he likes it. Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Diego Ferreira accepts 17-month suspension from USADA following April failed drug test

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today announced Diego Ferreira has accepted a sanction for his anti-doping policy violation.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Carlos Diego Ferreira Accepts Suspension for UFC Anti-Doping Violation | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

USADA announced on Wednesday that UFC lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira has accepted a 17-month sanction for an anti-doping policy violation. read news >>

Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet Fight Card Complete | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

Invicta Fighting Championships today announced three new bouts for Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet, completing the eight-fight card. read news >>

Meet Cancer Survivor Maddux, Cody Garbrandt's Biggest Fan (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 25 views

Before he fights UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 207 on December 30, learn about Cody Garbrandt and his special friendship with young Maddux. read news >>

LFA 3 Lands in Louisiana in Early February | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced that the third LFA event is headed to Louisiana in February. read news >>

Veteran heavyweight Josh Barnett notified of potential USADA violation

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

The UFC today announced that USADA has notified UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from a Dec. 9 out-of-competition drug test.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

'Groovy' Lando Vannata set to meet David Teymur at UFC 209 in Las Vegas

  • 21 days ago
  • 9 views

The UFC’s first 2017 pay-per-view in its Las Vegas home base is starting to build with the addition of a lightweight fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC signs new partnership with Brazil sports and entertainment leader IMM

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC announced a multi-year partnership with Brazilian event operator IMM. IMM, a joint venture between Mubadala Development and WME|IMG, will oversee event operations for all UFC Brazil events beginn read news >>

Two changes to Phoenix fight card

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Injuries have forced a pair of changes to the Jan. 15 UFC Fight Night card in Phoenix, the promotion announced today. read news >>