Matthew
Riddle
7-3-0, 2NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 7-3-0, 2NC
Summary: Wrestling, Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Deep Waters
From: Allentown, PA USA
Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, NV USA
Age: 29
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1186
42% Successful
503
Types of Successful Strikes
0
503
34% Standing
30%
35% Ground
172
153
178
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
78
50% Successful
39
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
6
41
1
Takedown Defense
89
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
NO CONTEST
Matthew Riddle
Feb 16, 2013
28
23
0
5
0
0
0
6
R3 Overturned
Win
Matthew Riddle
Nov 17, 2012
45
37
1
0
0
2
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
NO CONTEST
Matthew Riddle
Jul 21, 2012
38
28
0
5
0
1
0
4
R3 Overturned
Win
Matthew Riddle
Feb 4, 2012
74
67
2
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Matthew Riddle
Sep 17, 2011
26
39
4
1
0
0
3
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Matthew Riddle
Dec 11, 2010
35
112
0
1
1
1
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Matthew Riddle
Aug 1, 2010
9
42
0
3
0
0
0
5
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Matthew Riddle
Mar 27, 2010
47
21
4
0
0
0
1
0
R3 DQ
Loss
Matthew Riddle
Nov 14, 2009
46
28
0
4
1
0
4
1
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Matthew Riddle
Aug 8, 2009
47
5
2
0
2
1
9
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Matthew Riddle
Feb 7, 2009
48
22
4
1
0
0
7
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Matthew Riddle
Jun 21, 2008
60
34
5
0
2
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: Cardio, lifting, bag work, BJJ, and MMA sparring

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was wrestling D1 in college and my head coach got fired.  I lost my scholarship because of that and one of my friends, Scott, called me up and asked me if I wanted to start training.  I said yes, and ever since then, I’ve been fighting, for the last year or so.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything.  This is what I want to do.  I always wanted to be a professional athlete and in wrestling I could never be a real professional athlete and make a living at it, but in fighting I can, and I love it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Attended East Stroudsburg University for two years.

What was your job before you started fighting? Student

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? April 07 placed 2nd at the NAGA Worlds in the Expert Division. Jr. year in high school was a National wrestling Champion and in his Sr. year was a NY State wrestling Champion. Won NAGA's Battle at the Beach, Grappler's Quest and the Copa Atlantica BJJ Championships from August through November 2007, all in the advanced division. 1-0 in amateur MMA.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ Purple Belt

Favorite grappling technique: Ground and pound

Favorite Striking technique: I just like to throw bombs 


•    Seen as a striker after his KO win on TUF7, but has a wrestling base and is known for his ground work.

•    KO of Simmler one of the most spectacular in TUF history

•    All pro fights have taken place in the UFC

•    Won Fight of the Night award for Benoist bout

Career

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