UFC 145 Fight Card Primer: Chris Clements Vs. Keith Wisniewski

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A 36-year-old Canadian with a Taekwondo black belt and a four-fight winning streak will stand on one side of the octagon. An American with 42 fights under his belt will be looking for his first UFC win on the other side. Chris Clements (10-4, 0-0 UFC) meets Keith Wisniewski (28-13-1, 0-2 UFC).

Neither fighter is currently ranked at welterweight in the USA Today/BE Consensus Rankings, and like the last bout, neither fighter is going to be considered anytime soon. This welterweight UFC 145 bout is the second fight on the preliminary card, and will be streamed live on Facebook. The Facebook stream begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

How do these two stack up?

Clements: 36 years old | 5'10" | Unknown reach
Wisniewski: 30 years old | 5'11" | Unknown reach

What have these two done recently?

Clements: W - Rich Clementi (TKO) | W - Travis Briere (TKO) | W - Jonathan Goulet (KO)
Wisniewski: L - Josh Neer (TKO) | W - Chris Wilson (UD) | W - Randy Crawford (KO)

How did these two get here?

Chris "The Menace" Clements didn't start training MMA until he was 26 years old. He turned pro in 2005 and was a staple of the Montreal-based TKO promotion in 2006-07. He competed once in the IFL but dropped his bout to Rory Markham. After two years away from the sport, he returned in late 2009 and has gone 5-1 since then, including four straight wins over the likes of Jonathan Goulet and most recently Rich Clementi. All 10 of his wins have come by form of knockout.

Keith "The Polish Connection" Wisniewski has been a pro fighter for 14 years. He got his first shot in the UFC back in 2005 against Nick Thompson, but dropped a decision. A six-fight winning streak from 2008-11 earned him another shot at UFC on Versus 6 against Josh Neer, but he was finished in the third-round by TKO. He'll look for his first big-league victory here against Clements.

Why should you care?

Two guys are going to punch each other in the face a lot. If you can't find it in your heart to care about that, you're dead to me.

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