Kiwi UFC fighter Brad Riddell has had his UFC Vegas 22 bout against Gregor Gillespie known as off because of Covid-19 protocols. “I’m now focused on serving to my teammates prepare for his or her fights on March 27th and then returning to New Zealand as soon as possible. UFC officers announced on Saturday that the fight was pulled due to COVID-19 protocols.
A fighter’s rank state is assigned primarily based on the state that the fighter most regularly fought in professionally, throughout the previous three years. Riddell is an exceptional fighter, but we anticipate the ‘pre Lee’ Gillespie to turn up with a chip on his shoulder desperate to make up for that spotlight reel knockout. Riddell is among the most polished strikers in the division with a robust kickboxing background and he’s only getting higher coaching with the likes of Israel Adesanya and Alex Volkanovski. That stated, it will depend upon how Gillespie turns up mentally. Gregor Gillespie (thirteen-1) ghosted on all of us after his final battle. He a lot prefers taking himself off in his fishing boat to interacting on social media, however he went firmly off the radar after suffering a breath-taking knockout courtesy of Kevin Lee.
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Before the Lee knockout, people have been talking about Gillespie as a future title contender as his ability set was a nightmare for anyone. He is likely one of the finest wrestlers in the division who puts on a crazy pace and as soon as he will get the fight to the ground, he hunts a finish like a savage. is an extremely decorated wrestler and makes use of his wrestling extensively throughout his fights.
The co-primary occasion between light-weight Gregor Gillespie and Brad Riddell has been postponed to a later date. UFC officials cited COVID-19 protocols as the rationale for the struggle’s removing from this event. Gillespie has been out of motion since a KO loss to Kevin Lee again in 2019, so this is no doubt a bummer for him that he has to attend a bit longer to make his return to the Octagon. Riddell was scheduled to satisfy 15th-ranked light-weight Gregor Gillespie in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night on Sunday earlier than the bout was pulled on the morning of the event. “This division is brutal, this light-weight division,” Riddell informed UFC.comon Thursday. “When you are there, you possibly can legitimately call your self one of the best fighters at that weight in the world. That’s my motivation, that only a handful of individuals can say that. I’m going to be one of them.”
Ufc Vegas 22: Kiwi Brad Riddell’s Battle V Gregor Gillespie Referred To As Off
Gillespie was returning to action after struggling the first loss of his career; the former NCAA National Champion wrestler fell to Kevin Lee by knockout in 2019. Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz depart UFC 253 as champions on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates. Devonte Smith will lock horns with Alex da Silva Coelho at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Feb. 6.