Michael Kuiper vs. Matthew Riddle
Our co-main event features Michael Kuiper and Matthew Riddle doing battle at middleweight of former UFC fighters.
Kuiper (12-3) is looking to snap a two-fight losing skid, while Riddle (7-3) hasn’t lost a fight since 2011, with two of his four being changed to no-contests after failing post-fight drug tests.
Round 1: Kuiper comes in and drops levels, working for a takedown up against the fence. Riddle reverses and has him against the fence now. Riddle working a single-leg, switches back to a double-leg and scores with it, dragging Kuiper to the canvas. Riddle unable to get in any offense, stands up and Kuiper powers through with a takedown of his own. Riddle with the knees up high to defend. Riddle almost sneaks on an armbar to conclude the action.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Riddle
Round 2: Riddle with a takedown off a switch, transitioning to the back and looking to secure a body lock. Riddle gives up on the choke and moves to the full mount, dragging Kuiper over to the fence. Kuiper powers up and out, but Riddle catches him with a guillotine seemingly out of nowhere.
Matthew Riddle def. Michael Kuiper via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:29 of Round 2