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Who won Fiziev vs Riddell?
Rafael Fiziev beat Brad Riddell by , during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 4th December 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rafael Fiziev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Fiziev vs Riddell stats
Rafael Fiziev stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Brad Riddell made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Fiziev had a slight advantage in power over Riddell, with a 60% knock out percentage over Riddell's 56%.
Rafael Fiziev was the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Fiziev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Riddell. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Fiziev was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 10 months later than Riddell, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 7 less professional rounds, 21 to Riddell's 28.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rafael Fiziev had been fighting more than Brad Riddell.
Going to this contest, Rafael Fiziev had last fought 5 months and 22 days ago, while Brad Riddell's last outing had been 7 months and 17 days ago.
Fiziev's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Riddell's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.