Brad Riddell vs Alex Da Silva Pick, 9/26/2020 Predictions UFC 253 Odds
Brad Riddell vs Alex Da Silva
Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Brad Riddell will enter the Octagon against Alex Da Silva at UFC 253 on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The opening line has Riddell coming in at -340 while Silva is at +280.
Brad "Quake" Riddell will be looking to add a win to his record of 8-1-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 71". Alex "Leko" Da Silva comes in at 5'8" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 21-2-0. The 24-year-old stretches 73". In terms of significant strikes, Brad Riddell is connecting on 4.30 per minute while Alex Da Silva lands 1.08 significant strikes per min. Riddell is connecting on 57% of the significant strikes he attempts while Da Silva is landing 43%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "Quake" absorbs 2.13 significant strikes per minute and "Leko" allows 1.47. Riddell also thwarts 54% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Da Silva is able to deflect 44% of the shots thrown his way.
Concerning takedowns, Brad Riddell is the lesser skilled wrestler as he takes his opponents down 1.00 times per 15 min. Riddell is scoring a takedown on 90% of the times he tries and is stopping 57% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Da Silva is taking his opponents to the mat on 57% of his takedown tries and stopping 66% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Riddell is the more skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.5 finishes per 3 rounds while Da Silva tries 0.4 finishes per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Brad Riddell went up against Magomed Mustafaev and wound up getting the victory by split decision in round 3. Mustafaev landed 36 of 56 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Riddell walked away from this fight having landed 60 of 97 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Mustafaev landed 28 of 46, which means his percentage was 60%. He landed 10 of 23 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Riddell landed 52% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 38 of 72. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 21 of 49 pointed at the head. 42% of the significant strikes landed by Mustafaev and 52% of them connected on by Riddell were done at distance.
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In the last bout for Alex Da Silva, he faced off with Kazula Vargas and got a win for the night by unanimous decision in round 3. Vargas ended up connecting on 65% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Silva connected on 41% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Silva ended up connecting on 43% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 17 of 39. He connected on 14 of 35 significant strikes to the head. Vargas connected on 20 of 42 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 16 of 37 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that fight, Vargas ended up connecting on 59 of 92 and Silva connected on 88 of 130 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Diego Sanchez squares up against Jake Matthews. Sanchez walks into the cage with a mark of 31-12-0. The 38-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter stretches 72". Matthews measures in at 5'11" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 16-4-0. The 26-year-old extends his reach 73". When it comes to grappling, Diego Sanchez takes his opponents to the canvas 1.57 times per 3 rounds while Jake Matthews gets a takedown 2.20 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Sanchez connects on 2.73 strikes/minute and lands 38% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Jake Matthews, who lands 46% of the strikes that he throws and connects for an average of 2.98 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Jeff Hughes is set to battle Juan Espino. Espino steps into the Octagon holding a record of 10-1-0. The 39-year-old is fighting at 250 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 80". Hughes comes in at 6'2" and is weighing in at 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 10-3-0. The 32-year-old extends his reach 77". When it comes to takedowns, Juan Espino is thwarting 0% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown attempts on 90% of his tries. Hughes is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of the attempts he tries and is able to stop 75% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Espino absorbs 1.11 strikes per minute while he dishes out 6.11 per minute. Hughes, moreover, takes 3.77 strikes/min and dishes out 4.34 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brad Riddell (-340)
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