Gregor Gillespie vs Brad Riddell Pick, 3/20/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 22 Odds
Gregor Gillespie vs Brad Riddell
UFC Vegas 22
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Gregor Gillespie will face off against Brad Riddell at UFC Vegas 22 on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The moneyline has Gillespie at -245 while Riddell is priced at +205.
Gregor "The Gift" Gillespie looks to add a victory to his total of 13-1-0. The 34-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 71". Brad "Quake" Riddell stands in at 5'7" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 9-1-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 71". When talking about significant strikes, Gregor Gillespie is connecting on 3.58 per minute and Brad Riddell is connecting on 4.36 significant strikes per min. Gillespie is landing 49% of the significant strikes he tries while Riddell is connecting on 50%. In terms of defending themselves, "The Gift" allows 2.14 significant strikes per min and "Quake" takes 2.62. Gillespie also thwarts 60% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Riddell is able to curb 53% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 22||Gregor Gillespie||Brad Riddell|
|Average Fight Time||7:01||15:00|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.58||4.36|
Regarding grappling, Gregor Gillespie is the more productive wrestler as he scores a takedown 7.02 times per 15 minutes. Gillespie is scoring a takedown on 47% of the times he tries and stuffing 40% of all takedowns attempted on him. Riddell is finishing his takedown attempts on 37% of the takedowns he tries and thwarting 60% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. When it comes to subbing the opposition, Gillespie is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 0.9 submissions per 3 rds while Riddell looks to get 0.5 submissions per 3 rds.
In his last fight, Gregor Gillespie fought Kevin Lee and walked away with a loss via a kick to the head in round 1. Lee ended up landing 21 of 59 total strikes that he let go. Gillespie finished this fight landing 9 of 46 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Lee ended up landing 21 of 59, which means his percentage was 35%. He landed 19 of 55 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Gillespie landed 19% of his significant strikes by connecting on 9 of 46. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 8 of 45 pointed at the head. 95% of the significant strikes landed by Lee and 100% of them connected on by Gillespie were thrown at distance.
In the last bout for Brad Riddell, he fought Alex Da Silva and took home the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Silva connected on 90% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Riddell ended up landing 91% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Riddell landed 40% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 67 of 166. He ended up landing 47 of 142 significant strikes directed at the head. Silva landed 54 of 112 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 35 of 91 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Silva ended up connecting on 70 of 133 and Riddell landed 86 of 185 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Tai Tuivasa meets Don'Tale Mayes. Tuivasa has a career mark of 11-3-0. The 28-year-old weighs in at 264 lbs and stands in at 6'2". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 75". Mayes measures 6'6" and tips the scales at 260 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 8-4-0. The 29-year-old reaches 81". In the grappling category, Tai Tuivasa is averaging a takedown 0.20 times per 3 rounds while Don'Tale Mayes scores a takedown 0.23 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Tuivasa tags his opponents 4.20 strikes per minute and is landing 49% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Don'Tale Mayes, who is landing 45% of his attempted strikes and lands 4.13 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Gustavo Lopez is set to square up in the Octagon against Adrian Yanez. Yanez looks to add a victory to his total of 12-3-0. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 70". Lopez comes in at 5'5" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 12-5-0. The 31-year-old reaches 67". Regarding takedowns, Adrian Yanez is able to curb 100% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is getting his opponent to the mat on 20% of his attempts. Lopez is finishing his takedowns on 66% of his tries and stops 27% of the takedowns his opponents try. With regard to striking, Yanez absorbs 2.63 strikes per min and he connects on 7.02 per min. Lopez, on the other hand, is absorbing 5.08 strikes per minute and connects on 2.26 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brad Riddell (+205)
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