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