UFC 263: Brad Riddell defeated Drew Dober in a combat of the 12 months contender
Brad Riddell defeated Drew Dober through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), at UFC 263 on Saturday, June 12, 2021, stay from the Gila River Area in Glendale, AZ.
“My buddy bought murdered two weeks in the past, so I used to be by no means going to lose this combat. I had a driving drive that was greater than me,” stated Riddell.
The 2 fighters got here proper out of the gate and began throwing huge punches. Dober dropped Riddell who went into survival mode by going for a takedown. Finally, Riddell was capable of choose up and produce Dober to the bottom. Nonetheless, it will not final for lengthy as Dober simply bought to his toes. With the combat, again on the toes, each fighters once more began throwing energy punches. Within the exchanges, a minimize was opened up on the facet of Riddell’s brow. Riddell got here again and landed an enormous proper hook to Dober’s chin. Dober stored coming regardless of Riddell touchdown one other two proper palms.
Riddell opened the second spherical with a left hook. Dober continued to press ahead however ate one other proper. Dober dropped Riddell once more with a wild fury however Riddell was capable of get proper again to his toes. Out of nowhere, Dober landed a takedown. The takedown was Dober’s third in his 17 UFC fights. With the combat standing once more, Riddell took it proper again right down to the canvas, touchdown one other takedown. Following a scramble, the combat moved again to the toes. Once more, each fighters had been swinging. Dober landed a spinning again kick to the physique to shut out the second spherical.
The fighters touched gloves to get the third spherical underway. Riddell opened the spherical with a pair of straight rights. After consuming two straight proper hooks, Dober went for a takedown to vary the tempo of the combat. Riddell landed a two mixture however Dober fired again along with his personal shot. Dober landed a mixture. Riddell landed one other lovely proper hand. The 2 fighters continued to commerce punches. Riddell landed an enormous proper hand that despatched Dober stumbling backward. Riddell chased down Dober and dropped him. The combat ended with a livid scramble with Riddell touchdown a number of strikes.
Dober entered UFC 263 because the thirteenth ranked light-weight, after profitable three of his earlier 4 fights. In his final combat, Dober was submitted by Islam Makhachev within the third spherical of their combat at UFC 259. With the loss to Riddell, Dober drops to 23-11 with one no-contest.
Riddell made his UFC debut at UFC 249 and is undefeated within the promotion. Since turning skilled in 2013, Riddell is 10-1 with 5 knockouts. The win was simply the largest of Riddell’s profession and can transfer him into the light-weight rankings.
UFC 263 passed off on Saturday, June 12, 2021, stay from the Gila River Area in Glendale, AZ. Observe together with FanSided all of your stay information and highlights.