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Matt Riddle Meets Henry Martinez at UFC 143 with Jorge Lopez Out

Matt Riddle has a new opponent for Saturday’s UFC 143 event, as welterweight newcomer Henry Martinez has stepped in for an injured Jorge Lopez and will face Riddle on the UFC 143 preliminary card in Las Vegas, the UFC recently announced.

Riddle (5-3) fell ill before facing Luis Ramos last month at UFC 141, but quickly replaced an injured Amir Sadollah at UFC 143 as The Ultimate Fighter 7 winner looks to rebound from back-to-back losses, while the Greg Jackson-trained Martinez (8-1) has scored four-straight stoppage wins since suffering his first loss to Wilson Reis in Bellator nearly three years ago.

UFC 143 is headlined by Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight title and also includes Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum, Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce, and Scott Jorgensen vs. Renan Barao.

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Pictured: Matt Riddle

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