UFC Fight Night 168 this weekend in New Zealand has many great fights on the card, and this is one I think could be a banger: Brad Riddell vs Magomed Mustafaev.
Riddell fights out of New Zealand and will have the home crowd backing him. He trains at City Kickboxing,home of 2 current UFC champions. Riddell is 1-0 in the UFC and is on a 4 fight win streak overall, with 5 wins by KO/TKO.
His opponent, Magomed has a 3-1 record in the UFC. Before losing to Kevin Lee he was on a 13 fight win streak and has compiled 11 KO wins in his career. An interesting fact: he has never been to a 3rd round in his professional MMA career. His last win was also a flashy one, a TKO by spinning back kick.
I see Riddell being able to handle the power early of Magomed - I think he will take some shots but push him into the later rounds. Russell’s durability helps get him a win by decision 👊 - 7 minutes ago