Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Riddell vs Mustafaev?
Brad Riddell beat Magomed Mustafaev by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 26, on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at Spark Arena in Auckland.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Brad Riddell.
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).
Riddell vs Mustafaev stats
Brad Riddell stepped into the ring with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Magomed Mustafaev made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested that Riddell and Mustafaev have similar power, both with a 71% knock out percentage.
Brad Riddell was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Mustafaev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Riddell. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Riddell was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 4 months later than Mustafaev, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 29 to Mustafaev's 26.