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How the public is betting Brad Riddell vs. Alex Da Silva in UFC 253

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Brad Riddell and Alex Da Silva meet in a lightweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC 253 on Fight Island on September 26th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

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UFC 253 takes place Saturday at the Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. And Brad Riddell (8-1) vs. Alex Da Silva (21-2) is one of the more looked forward to match in the prelims.

Ridell enters the fight highly favored by bettors and fans alike. Ridell prefers standup and has a real edge in significant strikes, connecting on 4.30 per minute while Alex Da Silva lands 1.08 significant strikes per min. That could be the difference maker in this fight.

Da Silva meanwhile, has a disadvantage at stand up particularly with Ridell’s kick boxing back round. With a strong core if he can get some take downs and keep it interesting in the stand up aspect he can stay in this fight until the end. It helps then of course that he has legit one punch knockout power and has a few knockouts with his elbows and knees as well. That calls for a fight that is ripe with underdog winning potential.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Brad Riddell vs. Alex Da Silva at UFC 253 on September 26th.

Betting splits

Brad Riddell: -335, (68% of action, 77% of bets)
Alex Da Silva: +253, (32% of action, 23% of bets)

Winning method splits

Here are the splits for the method of victory at DraftKings Sportsbook for Brad Riddell vs. Alex Da Silva at UFC 253 on September 26th:

Whittaker vs. Cannonier Winning Method

Method of victory Odds
Method of victory Odds
Jared Cannonier By KO, TKO or DQ +165
Robert Whittaker By Decision +225
Robert Whittaker By KO, TKO or DQ +300
Jared Cannonier By Decision +450
Robert Whittaker By Submission +1600
Jared Cannonier By Submission +1800
Tie +6600

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