The co-main event of UFC Vegas 44 features the fight between the number 12th ranked UFC Lightweight fighter, Brad Riddell facing the number 14th ranked UFC Lightweight fighter, Rafael Fiziev. Here is the Brad Riddell vs Rafael Fiziev Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.
UFC Vegas 44: Brad Riddell vs Rafael Fiziev Fight Preview
Brad Riddell is one of the emerging fighters in the UFC Lightweight division who made his debut against Jamie Mullarkey on UFC 243. He holds a professional record of 10-1 and a UFC record of 4-0.
He secured the latest win against Drew Dober on UFC 263 and entered the top 15 UFC Lightweight rankings. Riddell is a part of the City Kickboxing team and he trains with some of the best fighters on the UFC rosters such as Israel Adesanya, Dan Hooker, Alexander Volkanovski, and others.
In his last four UFC fights, Riddell has shown a lot of grit and determination in his game, now with a win in this fight at UFC Vegas 44, he’ll surely look forward to climbing the rankings in the UFC Lightweight division.
Rafael Fiziev on the other hand is a Russian Lightweight fighter, who is ranked number 14th on the UFC Lightweight division rankings. He made his UFC debut against Magomed Mustafaev on UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik and faced a TKO loss, which is the only loss of his MMA career.
After this loss, he won four consecutive fights and won bonuses in three of them as well. Fiziev is coming into this fight with his latest win coming against Bobby Green on UFC 265 and he’ll also look forward to making a big statement with a win in this fight at UFC Vegas 44.
UFC Vegas 44: Brad Riddell vs Rafael Fiziev Prediction and Odds
Rafael Fiziev is a slight betting favorite entering into this fight with betting odds of -111 in his favor against Brad Riddell who is coming into this fight with betting odds of -105 in his favor.
This fight is going to be an exciting contest in the Lightweight division and these two fighters will look forward to stealing the fight of the night bonus as well.
Predicted Result: Rafael Fiziev def Brad Riddell