A fighter’s rank state is assigned based on the state that the fighter most incessantly fought in professionally, within the past three years. Riddell is an exceptional fighter, but we expect the ‘pre Lee’ Gillespie to turn up with a chip on his shoulder desperate to make up for that highlight reel knockout. Riddell is among the most polished strikers in the division with a strong kickboxing background and he’s only getting better coaching with the likes of Israel Adesanya and Alex Volkanovski. That said, this will depend upon how Gillespie turns up mentally. Gregor Gillespie (thirteen-1) ghosted on all of us after his last battle. He a lot 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.
Brad was inspired by Buakaw and credits his start within the sport to the Muay Thai celebrity. While Riddell didn’t name the team member who tested positive, coaching partner, Australian UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovksi, confirmed on Sunday that he had caught the virus. UFC lightweight contender Brad Riddell explains the problem of his fight in opposition to All American wrestler Gregor Gillespie.
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He was paired with the dangerous prospect and fellow striker Magomed Mustafaev and threw down in a fantastic battle incomes the break up choice. Riddell then followed that up with a unanimous decision and one other high quality efficiency over Alex da Silva Coelho on Fight Island back in September. UFC Fight Night is headlined by a middleweight contender bout between Derek Brunson and the pink-scorching Kevin Holland, who went 5-0 in 2020.
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