On the main card of the UFC Fight Night 168 tournament, a battle of Magomed Mustafaev against Brad Riddell is planned. The Russian knocker never brought the bout to referee decisions. The track record of the New Zealander Riddell also has a lot of early wins. Bookmakers do not doubt the wins of the Russian Mustafaev, but for a winning bet we need our own objective prediction.
At what time Brad Riddell vs Magomed Mustafaev fight?
The fight time is February 22, 2020, at 04:00 PM ET.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+, ESPN, and PPV
How many wins and losses Brad Riddell have?
Brad Riddell has 7 wins and 1 loss.
How many wins and losses Magomed Mustafaev have?
Magomed Mustafaev has 14 wins and 3 loss.
The 28-year-old New Zealand fighter held his first professional fight in 2013, and the second after three and a half years. Prior to signing the contract with the UFC, Riddell had a track record with six wins in seven bouts.
Brad’s debut in the top promotion took place at the October UFC 243 tournament, where he defeated Jamie Mullarkey by unanimous decision. Like his future rival, Riddell has impressive striking power and prefers to fight in a stance.
He made his debut at the UFC in October last year, a bright performance turned out, Brad threw the wheelhouse, won by the decision of the judges and, as a result, still received a bonus for the “best fight of the evening”. can be translated.
Prior to the UFC, he performed in the famous, by the standards of Australia, Hex Fight Series promotion.
The 31-year-old native of Dagestan began his professional career in 2011. For three and a half years of performances in secondary promotions, Mustafayev won twelve victories in one defeat. Magomed won his debut match at the UFC ahead of Peter Hallman. This success was followed by another early win over Joe Proctor and a defeat by strangulation from experienced Kevin Lee.
After a pause in performances, which dragged on for two and a half years, Mustafayev returned with bright wins by knockout against Rafael Fiziev. Magomed’s basic style is freestyle wrestling, and his trump card is a powerful knockout blow.
He has been with the UFC since 2015, a professional record of 14-3. Magomed is a pronounced drummer with good protection against takedowns, holds fights in a spectacular manner, trying to complete each fight ahead of schedule. In the UFC, his record is 3-1, the only loss was from Kevin Lee, who is a real TOP of the lightweight division.
In his last fight, Magomed very brightly knocked out a good fighter Rafael Fiziev in just 1 minute 26 seconds.
Brad Riddell vs Magomed Mustafaev Prediction
We are waiting for a vivid confrontation between two fighters who prefer to fight in a stance and given this, I assume that our compatriot will have an advantage in speed and accuracy of hits. Magomed is more experienced and, in my subjective opinion, he is just a cut above Ridell’s skills.
Brad has already been shocked and this is a wake-up call when you go against an opponent like Mustafayev. I believe that Magomed will be better in the rack and, as a result, will either knock out Ridell or take the wins with a confident decision. We put on Magomed Mustafayev.