Brad Riddell

Bradley Riddell (born 30 September 1991) is a New Zealand mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Bradley Riddell
Born (1991-09-30) 30 September 1991 (age 29)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Other namesQuake
NationalityNew Zealander
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Reach71 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofAuckland, New Zealand
TeamCity Kickboxing
Tiger Muay Thai
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Andre Galvao
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By decision4
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


‘Quake’ netted several kickboxing championships around New Zealand during his rise through the regional scene. He also fought professional Muay Thai and kickboxing fights, fighting to a split decision with Glory welterweight champion, Cédric Doumbé, and losing a competitive decision to ONE lightweight champion, Regian Eersel. He also has wins against the likes of famed Aussie kickboxer John Wayne Parr.[2]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Riddell made his MMA debut in an unexpected manner, having flown into Myanmar for a Muay Thai fight, but being told upon landing that it was a MMA fight.[3] Then during his Muay Thai/Kickboxing career, he would continue to have MMA fights, mainly in the Glory of Heroes promotion, with his most notable win being a knockout of future fellow UFC fighter Kenan Song.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Brad made his UFC career against fellow newcomer, Jamie Mullarkey at UFC 243 on 5 October 2019. In a fast paced fight, Riddell won the fight via unanimous decision and took home the Fight of the Night bonus.[4]

Brad faced Magomed Mustafaev on 23 February 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker.[5] He won the fight via split decision.[6]

Riddell faced Alex da Silva Coelho at UFC 253 on 27 September 2020.[7] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Riddell was expected to face Gregor Gillespie on 20 March 2021 at UFC on ESPN 21.[9] However, the day of the event the bout was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.[10]

Riddell is scheduled to face Drew Dober on 12 June 2021 at UFC 263.[11]

Championships and achievementsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Riddell dubbed himself “Quake” in homage to his home city of Christchurch, which was devastated by an earthquake in 2011. The disaster destroyed many of the buildings, including Riddell’s place of work, but it was also the catalyst for him moving to Auckland and building a career in combat sports.[3]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 9 wins 1 loss
By knockout 5 0
By submission 0 1
By decision 4 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–1 Alex da Silva Coelho Decision (unanimous) UFC 253 27 September 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 8–1 Magomed Mustafaev Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker 23 February 2020 3 5:00 Auckland, New Zealand
Win 7–1 Jamie Mullarkey Decision (unanimous) UFC 243 5 October 2019 3 5:00 Melbourne, Australia Return to Lightweight. Fight of the Night.
Win 6–1 Mikey Vaotuua Decision (unanimous) Wollongong Wars 7 12 July 2019 3 5:00 Gwynneville, Australia Won the Wollongong Wars Welterweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Maxim Pugachev TKO (punches) Glory of Heroes 38 25 May 2019 1 5:00 Shantou, China
Win 4–1 Shem Murdoch TKO (punches) Glory of Heroes 37 16 April 2019 1 3:42 Auckland, New Zealand
Loss 3–1 Abel Brites Submission (armbar) Hex Fight Series 15 21 July 2018 1 1:05 Perth, Australia Lightweight debut.
Win 3–0 Song Kenan TKO (punches) Glory of Heroes 6 13 January 2017 2 2:43 Jiyuan, China
Win 2–0 Erruer Ye TKO (punches) Glory of Heroes: Conquest of Heroes 2 3 December 2016 2 N/A Jiyuan, China
Win 1–0 Gi Gean Key KO (punch) International Boxing 31 August 2013 1 2:15 Yangon, Myanmar Welterweight debut.


Kickboxing recordEdit

Kickboxing record Incomplete

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Boxing recordEdit

Boxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Brad Riddell". Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  2. ^ Martin, Dan (20 July 2020). "Bringing Back: Brad Riddell". The Fight Site. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b "DON'T UNDERESTIMATE BRAD RIDDELL". UFC. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  4. ^ Alexander Lee (6 October 2019). "UFC 243 bonuses: Israel Adesanya rewarded for championship-winning knockout". Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  5. ^ Farah Hannoun (26 November 2019). "Magomed Mustafaev vs. Brad Riddell added to UFC Auckland on Feb. 23". Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  6. ^ Doherty, Dan (22 February 2020). "UFC Auckland Results: Brad Riddell Outlasts Magomed Mustafaev in Brawl". Cageside Press. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Diego Sanchez returns at UFC 253 to fight Jake Matthews; two other matchups booked". MMA Junkie. 18 August 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  8. ^ Fuentes, Jon (26 September 2020). "UFC 253 Results: Brad Riddell Bests Alex da Silva In War". Cageside Press. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  9. ^ Marvin France (19 February 2021). "Brad Riddell again left frustrated by MIQ voucher system after booking big UFC bout". Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  10. ^ Mike Bohn (20 March 2021). "COVID-19 protocols cause Gregor Gillespie vs. Brad Riddell scratch from UFC on ESPN 21". mma Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  11. ^ DNA, MMA (18 April 2021). "Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell toegevoegd aan UFC 263 op 12 juni". MMA DNA. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  12. ^ Alexander Lee (6 October 2019). "UFC 243 bonuses: Israel Adesanya rewarded for championship-winning knockout". Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Brad Riddell". Sherdog. Retrieved 7 August 2020.

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