Kiwi UFC fighter Brad Riddell has had his UFC Vegas 22 bout against Gregor Gillespie called off due to Covid-19 protocols. “I’m now centered on serving to my teammates put together for their fights on March twenty seventh after which returning to New Zealand as quickly as potential. UFC officials introduced on Saturday that the battle was pulled as a result of COVID-19 protocols.
A fighter’s rank state is assigned primarily based on the state that the fighter most frequently fought in professionally, inside the past three years. Riddell is an distinctive fighter, however we expect the ‘pre Lee’ Gillespie to show up with a chip on his shoulder determined to make up for that highlight reel knockout. Riddell is among the most polished strikers in the division with a robust kickboxing background and he is only getting better coaching with the likes of Israel Adesanya and Alex Volkanovski. That said, it will depend on how Gillespie turns up mentally. Gregor Gillespie (thirteen-1) ghosted on all of us after his last fight. He a lot prefers taking himself off in his fishing boat to interacting on social media, however he went firmly off the radar after struggling a breath-taking knockout courtesy of Kevin Lee.
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However, it will be simpler said than accomplished as Riddell has an 80% takedown protection rate. Furthermore, Gillespie has been out for nearly 17 months and may have a troublesome time in his first fight within the small UFC Apex octagon. He has landed a thoughts-boggling 6.07 vital strikes, and has absorbed simply 2.04 in return. Riddell is a far superior striker and will hope to maintain the fight standing for his greatest shot at a win. Brad Riddell made his UFC debut in October 2019 against Jamie Mullarkey and is 3-zero within the UFC.
His 2.14 vital strikes absorbed speaks volumes of his ability to nullify a fighter’s base. Gregor Gillespie made his UFC debut in September 2016 with a win over Glaico Franca. However, in November 2019, ‘The Gift’ succumbed to his first professional MMA loss towards Kevin Lee. ‘The Gift’ is at present ranked fifteenth within the lightweight division, whereas Riddell is unranked. Gillespie will look to bounce back from a devastating loss against Kevin Lee; Riddell will goal to build on a six-battle win streak. UFC on ESPN 21 has lost its co-main occasion between Gregor Gillespie and Brad Riddell.
Ufc Vegas 22: Kiwi Brad Riddell’s Fight V Gregor Gillespie Known As Off
The co-main occasion at UFC Vegas 22 will see an thrilling light-weight clash between Gregor Gillespie and Brad Riddell. The light-weight division is in limbo right now with an inactive champion. Hence, a win for either fighter shall be a good alternative to make a statement. ‘Quake’ netted a number of kickboxing championships around New Zealand throughout his rise through the regional scene.