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Kiwi UFC fighter Brad Riddell has had his UFC Vegas 22 bout against Gregor Gillespie called off due to Covid-19 protocols. “I’m now targeted on serving to my teammates put together for their fights on March twenty seventh after which returning to New Zealand as quickly as possible. UFC officers announced on Saturday that the fight was pulled due to COVID-19 protocols.
A fighter’s rank state is assigned based on the state that the fighter most regularly fought in professionally, inside the previous three years. Riddell is an distinctive fighter, but we count on the ‘pre Lee’ Gillespie to show up with a chip on his shoulder desperate to make up for that spotlight reel knockout. Riddell is likely one of the most polished strikers within the division with a powerful kickboxing background and he is only getting better coaching with the likes of Israel Adesanya and Alex Volkanovski. That said, this can depend on how Gillespie turns up mentally. Gregor Gillespie (13-1) ghosted on all of us after his final battle. He much prefers taking himself off in his fishing boat to interacting on social media, but he went firmly off the radar after suffering a breath-taking knockout courtesy of Kevin Lee.
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However, will probably be simpler stated than done as Riddell has an eighty% takedown protection price. Furthermore, Gillespie has been out for nearly 17 months and will have a tough time in his first fight in the small UFC Apex octagon. He has landed a mind-boggling 6.07 significant strikes, and has absorbed simply 2.04 in return. Riddell is a far superior striker and will hope to keep the battle standing for his greatest shot at a win. Brad Riddell made his UFC debut in October 2019 towards Jamie Mullarkey and is 3-zero within the UFC.
His 2.14 vital strikes absorbed speaks volumes of his capacity to nullify a fighter’s base. Gregor Gillespie made his UFC debut in September 2016 with a win over Glaico Franca. However, in November 2019, ‘The Gift’ succumbed to his first professional MMA loss towards Kevin Lee. ‘The Gift’ is currently ranked fifteenth within the light-weight division, whereas Riddell is unranked. Gillespie will look to bounce back from a devastating loss towards Kevin Lee; Riddell will aim to build on a six-struggle win streak. UFC on ESPN 21 has misplaced its co-primary event between Gregor Gillespie and Brad Riddell.
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Gillespie was returning to action after suffering the first loss of his career; the former NCAA National Champion wrestler fell to Kevin Lee by knockout in 2019. Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz go away UFC 253 as champions on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates. Devonte Smith will lock horns with Alex da Silva Coelho at an Ultimate Fighting Championship occasion on Feb. 6.