Stephen Thompson Out; Besam Yousef vs Matt Riddle Set for UFC 154

Besam Yousef

  • 6-1 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
  • Notable Wins:


Matt Riddle

  • 6-3 MMA / 6-3 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Greg Soto, DaMarques Johnson, Henry Martinez


UFC 154

November 17th, 2012

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bell Centre


Besam Yousef made his UFC in his home country of Sweden, but fell short, losing by second round rear naked choke to Simeon Thoresen at UFC on Fuel TV 2. The loss snapped a six-fight win streak, five of which, came by way of stoppages (3 submission, 2 TKO).

Matt Riddle’s victory over Chris Clements at UFC 149 was overturned last month after Riddle tested positive for marijuana in the post-fight drug screen. The win would have been his second in a row, following a split decision victory over Henry Martinez in February of this year.


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