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UFC on ESPN 31 Betting: Riddell vs. Fiziev Picks, Previews and Game Analysis (Saturday, December 4th, 2021)

Brad Riddell vs. Rafael Fiziev

These are two fighters that reside just below the top 10 in the lightweight division with the hopes of skyrocketing to the top 5 really soon. 12th ranked Brad Riddell will be taking on Rafael Fiziev and will co-headline UFC on ESPN 31. This bout will be the primer before the main event between Jose Aldo and Rob Font this coming Saturday, December 4 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are both having matches available through subscription. It is seen in the best online sportsbook that Brad Riddell has the edge over Rafael Fiziev.

UFC on ESPN 31: Riddell vs. Fiziev Betting Information

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Location: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV Coverage: Pay Per View

UFC on ESPN 31: Riddell vs. Fiziev Odds

Fighter ML
Riddell -105
Fiziev -125
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Brad Riddell

Brad Riddell has not been defeated since entering the UFC in October 2019. He had been given four fights and his current winning streak goes beyond the UFC at seven victories. Jamie Mullarkey, Magomed Mustafaev, Alex da Silva Coelho and Drew Dober were his defeated opponents with all fights reaching the judges’ scorecard. Riddell comes into this matchup carrying a 10-1 professional fighting record and those wins are split into five knockouts and five submissions. The fighter is known as ‘Quake’ came from Auckland, New Zealand and he has been competing comfortably at the lightweight division.

Rafael Fiziev

Rafael Fiziev also carries a professional record of 10-1 just like his next opponent and this fighter from Biskek, Kyrgyzstan is now on a four-fight winning streak. His only career loss happened in his UFC debut with Magomed Mustafaev knocking him out in the first round with a spinning back kick. His ten victories are divided into six knockouts, three decisions, and one submission. Three of his wins in the UFC were from unanimous decisions while his only knockout was against Renado Carneiro in UFC 256. Alex White, Marc Diakiese and Bobby Green are the other opponents he defeated in the winning streak.

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 Summary

There is so much upside with how Brad Riddell has been lasting in his matches in the UFC. He is seen as the favored fighter in UFC betting lines but not far away is Rafael Fiziev who will not be much of a surprise if he picks up a win as the underdog. Riddell should earn the win through the judges’ scorecards as well.


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