Matthew Riddle will look for his second straight UFC win at UFC on FUEL TV 7 on Saturday. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
This is the UFC on FUEL TV 7 live blog for Che Mills vs. Matt Riddle, a welterweight bout at Saturday's UFC event at Wembley Arena in London.
Mills, who has won two of his three UFC fights, will face Riddle, who has is 2-2 (with one no-contest) in his past five fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC on FUEL TV 7 live blog below.
Round 1: Kevin Mullhall is our referee. Mills launches a straight right down the pipe. Riddle ducks under and grasps for a single. Mills defends but winds up with his back against the fence. Riddle still working for a single, and he gets it. Mills climbs back to his feet. Mills paws out his jab. Riddle changes levels and muscles Mills to the mat, but only briefly. Wild combination connects for Mills. Riddle ties up, drops deep for a double and completes it. Riddle advances to half guard, working short punches and short elbows to Mills' head. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Riddle.
Round 2: Both fighters trade leg kicks. Riddle shoots in then winds up on top in north-south after a brief scramble. Riddle moves to side control and starts to chip away with short punches. Riddle unloads a series of knees to Mills' midsection. Riddle is absolutely smothering. Mills regains his half guard. Riddle looks to advance to mount. Mills rolls and Riddle locks onto his back. Riddle slithers in an arm, hunting for a rear-naked choke. Mills defends, but Riddle simply sweeps into mount, working short punches as the round comes to a close. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Riddle.
Round 3: Wild exchange kicks off the round. Mills stalking forward. Riddle connects with a right hook then ducks under for a single. Boos rain down from the British crowd. Mills defends, but finds his back stuck against the fence. Riddle drops for a double. Mills sprawls, then trips Riddle to mat. Both fighters stand. Riddle still relentlessly hunting for a double, and he finally gets it, landing inside Mills' guard. Riddle drops a big elbow then advances into half guard. Mills reverses into top position. He has a minute to win this fight. Mills unloads a combination then asks Riddle to stand. Riddle immediately catches a leg kick and ties Mills up against the fence, much to the dismay of the British crowd. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Riddle.
UFC on FUEL TV 7 results: Matt Riddle def. Che Mills via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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