UFC 145 Results: Chris Clements Defeats Keith Wisniewski
The third time was not the charm for Keith Wisniewski. Attempting to grab his first win in the UFC for the third time, he was defeated again.
Chris Clements tallied his fifth victory in a row. Wisniewski deserves some credit for his resolve, but at this point you have to think the 30-year-old veteran of 43 MMA fights might consider hanging 'em up.
The two were pretty even before Clements landed the huge overhand right that hurt Wisniewski. Clements landed several other hard shots, but he couldn't stop Wisniewski.
No Matter, and the UFC losing streak was extended.
His first attempt at UFC glory came back in 2005 against Nick Thompson at UFC 56. He was defeated by decision in that fight. Wisniewski subsequently lost four in a row after that bout.
Should Wisniewski be allowed to continue his UFC career?
In October, he returned to the UFC after stringing together four wins in a row—but was defeated via TKO by Josh Neer on UFC Live in October.
This loss may have taken the decision to leave the UFC out of his hands. UFC head man Dana White has been known to cut loose under-performing fighters in the past. A third-consecutive loss would certainly seem like grounds to do that in Wisniewski's case.
As for Clements, he is mounting an impressive charge as a powerful striker.
We'll see what's next for him. With a couple more wins, he may begin to move firmly into the contending landscape at 170 pounds. He is 35-years-old, so he needs to move quickly, but exciting fighters are certainly capable of ascending rapidly through the ranks.
This win was a great step in that direction.
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