Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano Full Fight UFC 281 Part 1
Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano UFC 281 MSG New York Fight Video Replay Livestream Full HD Part 1
Renato Moicano last fought in March when he stepped in as a last- minute replacement to fight former champion Rafael Dos Anjos. He was preparing for five rounds and had not prepared for two fights. Despite having to constantly rally from difficult situations, Moicano put on a show, endearing fans by demonstrating blood and guts spirit and bringing Dos Anjos to the final bell. He will now get a chance to get back in the win column.
Brad Riddell started his combat sports career as a kickboxer. Over that 10- year period of his career, he earned 69-- 10 records. Awin over the famed John Wayne Parr at the Boonchu Cup in Caged Muay Thai is most under his belt. He has built a respectable record since making the move to MMA with wins over Magomed Mustafaev and Drew Dober, but will return on the back of two losses. Jalin Turner and before that Rafael Fiziev, the man Moicano replaced against Dos Anjos.
Due to his particular skills and tenacity, Renato Moicano is an especially dangerous fighter. Heis not the most agile or creative striker but has quick hands and string on every shot. He could easily be losing on the scorecards. This also means that while Riddell may have dominant success working on the outside , if at any point he extends himself too far inwards, Moicano is like running into a buzz saw if he 's not careful. The most dangerous shot to look out for is his left hook as well. However, what 's more dangerous than running into his strikes is running into his takedowns, Moicano is very good at slipping punches and getting to the single- leg takedown. Even if he can not fully penetrate with the shot, this does often allow him to drive to the cage and finish the takedown with his clinch work, where he can initiate some kind of tangled position and try to drag his opponent down to the mat with him. He is extremely calm and patient with his groundwork, as he transitions smoothly and usually finds his way to the back , attacking with his signature rear naked choke. However, position over submission is a consistent factor and he never rushes to a finish that is not there.
It's no secret that while Moicano has the advantage on the floor , Riddell needs to keep it standing. He fights with a high guard and explosive footwork. Against Moicano who primarily works with his hands, watch for Riddell to chip away at his lead leg with fast low kicks and body shots. Riddell often hand- fights the lead guard just to slip back and land a kick or whip out his jab, because of these two alternating looks he is difficult to get a read on in the first round. Ideally, long shots like his jab and kicks are the best weapons against Moicano who will be looking to bridge the gap in any way possible .
Riddell will have to weigh the risk and reward of being the aggressor or keeping near the cage, as Moicano gets most of his takedowns on the fence, but Riddell also has a far better chance of neutralizing Moicano 's jiu- jitsu on the cage. What we have seen from Riddell is an ability to use the fence to wall walk back to his feet and even reverse position, but he has improved greatly in his anti- wrestling and offensive wrestling in recent fights. The biggest thing for him will be discipline, as good as he has gotten with his wrestling there 's no need to take that risk against Moicano if he can avoid it, and emphasizing footwork, patience, and long strikes is important in this one.