“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 alumnus Matt Riddle
will step in for the injured Stephen
and fight Besam
on Nov. 17, promotion officials announced on Monday.
Riddle recently completed a 90-day suspension imposed by the
Calgary Combative Sports Commission after the fighter tested
positive for marijuana following UFC 149. As a result, Riddle’s
submission victory over Chris
Clements at the July 21 event was changed to a no-contest. All
10 of Riddles professional bouts have been contested inside the
Octagon. Prior to his bout with Clements, “Deep Waters” earned a
split verdict against Henry
Martinez at UFC 143 in February.
Yousef suffered the first lost of a seven-bout career in his UFC
debut, falling to Simeon
Thoresen via rear-naked choke on April 14. The 27-year-old
Swede has finished five of his six victims by technical knockout or
UFC 154 takes place at the Bell Centre in Montreal and is headlined
by a welterweight title unification bout between Georges St.
Pierre and Carlos
Condit. The card’s co-main event features another key 170-pound
conflict, as Martin
Kampmann locks horns with Johny
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