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Matt Riddle vs Ryan Thomas UFC 91 fight official

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The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 cast clown, Matt Riddle (1-0), will meet up with Ryan Thomas (9-2) inside the Octagon at UFC 91: "Couture vs. Lesnar" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 15.

It's unclear at this time if the bout will be contested at welterweight (170 pounds) or middleweight (185 pounds).

Riddle -- who on the show joked that he still lived with his mother, didn't have a driver's license and much more -- is perhaps best known for shattering Dan Simmler's jaw in the opening of the show, which coach Quinton "Rampage" Jackson quipped was the "Knockout of the Century."

He was bounced out of the tournament-style show courtesy of a Tim Credeur armbar. He rebounded to score a unanimous decsion win over Dante Rivera at the TUF 7 Finale back in June -- the first of his professional fighting career.

Riddle now trains at Arizona Combat Sports alongside WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner, CB Dolloway, Ryan Bader and others, proving that he is serious about improving his mixed martial arts skills.

Thomas stepped up on short notice (12 days) to replace an injured Jared Rollins at UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" in August to fight Ben Saunders. He lost that fight via second round submission (armbar), spoiling his debut for the promotion.

He is a 23-year-old part-time student at Eastern Illinois University who, prior to taking the Saunders fight, fought 14 times in 20 months.

To check out the latest UFC 91 fight card and rumors click here. And to purchase tickets for "Couture vs. Lesnar" click here.

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