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UFC on ESPN 21: Gillespie vs Riddell 03/20/2021 Picks, Fight Predictions and Previews

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UFC on ESPN 21 Gillespie vs Riddell 03-20-2021 Picks Fight Predictions and Previews

UFC on ESPN 21: Gillespie vs Riddell 03/20/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is gearing up for another exciting fight card with UFC on ESPN 21 happening this Saturday, March 20. It will be held by UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass subscription is the best way to watch the matches. Kevin Holland will be headlining the main event as he engages Derek Brunson in a middleweight match. A lightweight match will be co-headlining the event with Gregor Gillespie taking on Brad Riddell. UFC betting odds put Gregor Gillespie as the fighter with the best chances of winning against Brad Riddell. 

UFC on ESPN 21: Gillespie vs Riddell 03/20/2021

When: Saturday, March 20, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 21: Gillespie vs Riddell 03/20/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Gregor Gillespie -245 Brad Riddell +205

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Gregor Gillespie

Gregor Gillespie is known as “The Gift” inside the MMA cage and he is a fighter that hails from New York City in the USA. He has been representing the Bellmore Kickboxing Academy for most of his career. Gillespie is a 33-year-old lightweight fighter that stands at five-foot-nine. He had been defeated once in 14 professional MMA matches. Those wins are divided into six knockouts, five submissions, and two decisions. His 13-fight winning streak was ended during his last match in UFC 244. Gillespie got caught by a head kick in the 2:47 mark in the first round by Kevin Lee and now he hopes to get back in his winning rhythm.

Brad Riddell

Brad Riddell is just 29 years old and this fighter came all the way from Auckland, New Zealand. City Kickboxing has been in charge of his skills development for the past years. Riddell is five-foot-eight and has fought mostly at the lightweight division for most of his career. He has a 9-1 professional MMA record coming to this fight and has five knockouts and four decisions under his name. This will be his fourth fight in the UFC and his winning streak is now at six matches. He was put inside the cage against Alex da Silva Coelho in UFC 253 and earned the unanimous decision victory. 

Gillespie vs Riddell Betting Numbers

Record 13-1-0 9-1-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country USA New Zealand
Height 5’7″ 5’7″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 71 71
Win by KO/TKO 46% 56%
Win by Submission 38% 0%
Decisions 15% 44%
Strikes landed per minute 3.58 4.36
Striking accuracy 49% 50%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.14 2.62
Striking defense 60% 53%
Takedown average 7.02 1.00
Takedown accuracy 47% 37%
Takedown defense 0% 60%
Submission average 0.90 0.00

Gillespie vs Riddell Betting Picks

Gregor Gillespie is seen as a prime fighter in his division and he wants to prove that his latest loss was just a lucky strike. The best online betting website has him winning this match and giving Brad Ridell lessons inside the cage.