Matt Riddle

Despite the last name, Matt Riddle isn’t someone to play with.

Sure, the former UFC welterweight battles in the ring barefoot – with a pair of flip-flops nearby, of course – and carries around a bulletproof lax demeanor that unsuspecting opponents may scoff at. This Riddle, however, is wrapped in an arsenal of surprises. Equipped with a dangerous cache of maneuvers, whether it be a canvas-rattling exploder suplex or his wince-inducing Bromission, the rangy striker is a man of many stylistic flourishes.

This incredible versatility, as well as his reputation as a top striker and submission artist, made The Original Bro high-demand throughout combat sports. After a successful run in professional MMA, where he amassed a winning record in the UFC, Riddle set his sights on the squared circle and quickly headlined a series of show-stealing battles on the independent circuit, capturing championship after championship across organizations and continents.