UFC 145 Results: What's Next for Keith Wisniewski?

First LastCorrespondent IApril 21, 2012

Tonight's second bout from UFC 145 featured welterweight Chris Clements (11-4) taking a split decision over UFC veteran Keith Wisniewski (28-14-1).

Clements swept all three rounds on one judge's scorecard and two on the other. The dissenting judge had it 29-28 for Wisniewski, who now falls to 0-3 in the UFC.

Wisniewski secured the full mount in Round 1 but lost the position when referee Fernando Yamasaki stood up the fighters. Clements started his stand-up attack and dropped Wisniewski with a kick to end the round.

The second round saw both fighters having their moments and ending wildly with Clements throwing elbows while Wisniewski had his back.

Clements' best moments came in the third when he was able to land strikes and a knee that dropped Wisniewski. It was enough to win him the round and the fight on two of the judges' scorecards.

With three losses in the UFC, Wisniewski is likely to be cut. If the UFC decides to keep him around, a bout with Papy Abedi could be a fun fight that determines who stays and who goes.


Tonight's pay-per-view event will be headlined by UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones, who will be taking on a former teammate in "Sugar" Rashad Evans, who is a former champion and currently riding a four-fight win streak.

Both have been hyping the fight since last year when Jones replaced Evans against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and defeated him in the third round to win the title and become the youngest UFC champion.

Since his win over Rua, Jones has defeated Lyoto Machida and Quinton Jackson to seal off what was one of the more impressive years of a mixed martial artist.

Other bouts on the card include Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills, Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell, Michael McDonald vs. Miguel Torres, Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin and Mark Bocek vs. John Alessio.