Matt Riddle Replaces Siyar Bahadurzada, Will Fight Chris Clements at UFC 149

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The injuries continue for UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao, as Siyar Bahadurzada has been forced out of a planned bout with Chris Clements. In his place will be Matt Riddle.

UFC 149 takes place July 21 from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the main event, Urijah Faber and Renan Barao will meet for the interim UFC bantamweight title.

Riddle (6-3) has spent his entire professional MMA career fighting inside the Octagon. He defeated Henry Martinez in his most recent fight, snapping a two-fight losing skid.

Clements (11-4) has won his last five fights. He was signed as an injury replacement himself, taking the place of Thiago Alves.

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