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UFC 253 Prelims Preview

As The UFC is going back to Fight Island for UFC 253 many exciting fighters are competing in its first event back on the Island since Fight Island 3. (You can click here to see the results). Here are the Prelims for UFC 253

Brad Riddell (8 – 1 – 0) vs Alex da Silva Coelho (21 – 2 – 0)

Feb 22, 2020; Auckland, New Zealand; Brad Riddell reacts following his match against Magomed Mustafaev during UFC Fight Night Auckland at Spark Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasmin Frank-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Quake Riddell is 28 years old from Auckland, New Zealand with 8 wins and 1 loss. 5 wins are finishes and 3 are decision victories. Has lost only once via submission. It will be his 3rd UFC fight. He won the first 2 by decisions against Jamie Mullarkey and Magomed Mustafaev respectively.

Alex Leko da Silva Coelho is 24 years old from Icara, Brazil. He has 21 wins 20 (13 KO/TKO, 7 submissions) finishes, and 1 decision. Lost twice 1 submission and 1 decision. It’s his 3rd fight in UFC. He lost his debut but won 2nd his fight. His last win was a Unanimous Decision win against Rodrigo Vargas.

Diego Sanchez (31 – 12 – 0) vs Jake Matthews (16 – 4 – 0)

I don’t know why he is in prelims. He is 38 and fights out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has 31 victories 16 finishes, 13 decisions, and 1 other. He has only been finished 4 times and lost 8 decisions. He is coming out of win from Pereira, which was a no-contest win given to him.

Jun 23, 2018; Singapore, Singapore; Shinsho Anzai (red gloves) fights Jake Matthews (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night Singapore at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Celtic kid Matthews is 24 years old from Epping, Australia. Has 5 decision victories and 11 finishes. He is 4-1 in his last 5 fights. With his most recent wins over were Unanimous Decision wins against Emil Meek and Rostem Akman respectively.

Shane Young (13 – 4 – 0) vs Ludovit Klein (16 – 2 – 0)

Shane Young is 26 years old out of Auckland, New Zealand. All 4 of his losses are decision losses. Out of his 13 victories, he won 10 by finishes and 3 by decisions. This bout will be his 4th fight with UFC. He lost his debut to Volkanovski and came back and won his next 2.

Ludovit Klein is 25 years old from Slovakia. 7 KO/TKO 8 submissions and 1 decision victory. Lost 2 time both finishes. It is his debut at UFC and is currently on a seven-fight winning streak.

William Knight (8 – 1 – 0) vs Aleksa Camur (6 – 0 – 0)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 01: William Knight celebrates after his knockout over Cody Brundage in a light heavyweight bout during week five of Dana White’s Contender Series season four at UFC APEX on September 01, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Fighting out of Hartford, United States Willian Knight is 32 years old with a 100% finish rate. All 8 victories coming out of KO\TKO. He was signed in the contender series. He has won his last 2 fights.

Aleksa Camur is coming out of his win on UFC debut at UFC 246. He has a perfect record of 6 and 0. He known for his flashy kicks. Has a background of kickboxing and taekwondo.


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