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UFC on ESPN 31: Riddell vs Fiziev 12/04/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC on ESPN 31 Riddell vs Fiziev 12-04-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC on ESPN 31: Riddell vs Fiziev 12/04/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will kick-off the last month of the year with UFC on ESPN 31 this coming Saturday, December 4. The battleground for the fighters will be the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Pass and Pay  Per View are the best ways to witness the matches safely at home. The main event will be putting two top bantamweights wishing to get an inch closer to a title shot with Jose Aldo fighting Rob Font. An interesting lightweight bout is on the main card with Rafael Fiziev going up against Brad Riddell. It is seen in UFC fight odds that this will be close with Brad Riddell as the slight underdog against Rafael Fiziev.

UFC on ESPN 31: Riddell vs Fiziev 12/04/2021

When: Saturday, December 4, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 31: Riddell vs Fiziev 12/04/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Brad Riddell EV Rafael Fiziev -120

Main Card

Brad Riddell

Brad Riddell goes by an interesting ring name as the “Quake” and he came all the way from Auckland, New Zealand. He has been busy polishing his fighting skills at the City Kickboxing MMA stable. Riddell stands at five-foot-eight and has been competing well in the lightweight division. He has only lost once in 11 professional bouts and his wins are evenly divided into five knockouts and five submissions. This is going to be Riddell’s fight in the UFC and he hopes to enter the top 10 with a win. This fighter has won all the four fights given to him and all matches went to the judges’ scorecards. Drew Dober was his most recent opponent in UFC 263.

Rafael Fiziev

Rafael Fiziev is at his prime as a 28-year-old fighter and his hometown is located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. This natural lightweight has been represented by Tiger Muay Thai in his budding MMA career. Fiziev is known as “Ataman” whenever he steps inside the MMA cage and he carries an impressive 10-1 record. His victories are divided into six knockouts, three decisions, and one submission. After tasting defeat in his UFC debut, Fiziev is on a roll adjusting his fighting style and has won four straight matches. Bobby Green was his most recent opponent in UFC 265 and that fight ended in a unanimous decision victory for Fiziev.

Riddell vs Fiziev Betting Numbers

Record 10-1-0 10-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country New Zealand Kyrgyzstan
Height 5’7″ 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 71 71
Win by KO/TKO 50% 60%
Win by Submission 0% 10%
Decisions 50% 30%
Strikes landed per minute 4.75 5.34
Striking accuracy 53% 52%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.18 5.76
Striking defense 54% 50%
Takedown average 2.00 0.59
Takedown accuracy 42% 50%
Takedown defense 62% 100%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Riddell vs Fiziev Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting fight as both fighters have identical fighting records. Having more experience inside the UFC cage puts Rafael Fiziev as the safer pick in the best online sportsbook against Brad Riddell.