Dec 04 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
10-1-0
KO 3
KO 3
9-1-0

The tape

31
Age
32
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
71.7" / 182 cm
Reach
71.3" / 181 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDUDKO
Form
UDUDSDUDUD
10
Wins
9
6
By KO
5
60
KO%
56
1
By SUB
0
10
SUB%
0
1
Loses
1
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2013
11
Bouts
10
18
Rounds
22
1 hours, 10 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 32 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

14
UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
15
Tapology
11

Rafael Fiziev vs Brad Riddell report

Who won Fiziev vs Riddell?

Rafael Fiziev beat Brad Riddell by knockout in the 3rd round during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 4th December 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

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 octagon 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 cage with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out.

Rafael Fiziev's UFC record stood at 6-3-0, while Brad Riddell's came in at 4-3-0.

The stats suggested Fiziev had a slight advantage in power over Riddell, with a 60% knock out percentage over Riddell's 56%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Fiziev had a slight advantage over Riddell, with a 10% submission rate over Riddell's 0%.

Rafael Fiziev was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 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 more 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 1 more professional rounds, 31 to Riddell's 30.

Fiziev vs Riddell form

Fiziev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Brad Riddell at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Bobby Green at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.

He was victorious against Marc Diakiese at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

Fiziev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 10 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Riddell's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Fiziev vs Riddell?

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