UFC 143 Fight Primer: Matt Riddle Vs. Henry Martinez

Matthew Riddle vs. Henry Martinez opens up the UFC 143 prelims on FX. (Photo: Esther Lin / MMA Fighting)

After missing his UFC 143 fight against Luis Ramos due to a last-second illness, Matt Riddle (5-3, 5-3 UFC) returns to action against the debuting Henry Martinez (8-1), a recent injury replacement for Jorge Lopez.

How do these two stack up?

Riddle: 25 | 6'1" | 74" reach
Martinez: 28 | 5'7" | 68" reach

What have these two welterweights done recently?

Riddle only fought once in 2011, a decision loss to Lance Benoist at a September Fight Night, and comes into Saturday on a two-fight losing streak. Martinez has won four in a row with two wins each by TKO and submission, competing as recently as a few weeks ago.

What else should I know?

Riddle is one of the unique few that has spent his entire career in the UFC, making his debut in June 2008 after a run on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. He has power but gone the distance in five of his eight career fights. Martinez is a product of Greg Jackson's camp and has finished in six of his eight victories with his only loss to Bellator veteran Wilson Reis. One thing that might work into Riddle's favor is a six inch height and reach advantage.

How can I watch?

FX at 8 pm EST

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