Canadian knockout artist Chris Clements has signed with the UFC and will debut against welterweight veteran Keith Wisniewski at UFC 145, according to reports from topmmanews.com. Promotion officials have yet to confirm the match-up.
A longtime fixture of the Ontario fight scene, Clements (10-4) finally enters the Octagon on the strength of a four-fight win streak that saw the Team Tompkins-product smash Zuffa veterans Rich Clementi and Jonathan Goulet in short order. All ten of "The Menace's" wins have come way of knockout, including an infamous three-second KO of Lautaro Tucas that made the internet rounds back in 2006.
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Wisniewski (28-13-1) hopes to rebound after falling to Josh Neer via second-round TKO at UFC on Versus 5. The loss snapped a six-fight win streak for "The Polish Connection," that included victories over UFC veterans Chris Wilson and Pete Spratt.
UFC 145 is slated for March 24th, 2012 in Montreal, Canada and is expected to be held at the Bell Centre. A headlining bout has not been announced.
UFC 145 fight card:
Welterweight: Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
Heavyweight: Chad Griggs vs. Travis Browne
Heavyweight: Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell
Featherweight: Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
Lightweight: Mark Bocek vs. Matt Wiman
Lightweight: Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero
Welterweight: Keith Wisniewski vs. Chris Clements