June 21, 2024 12:10 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Magomed Gadzhiyasulov vs Brendson Ribeiro at UFC on ABC 6

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When is UFC on ABC 6? Saturday 22nd June, 2024 - 18:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on ABC 6? Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC on ABC 6? Click here to buy tickets for UFC on ABC 6

What channel is UFC on ABC 6 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC on ABC 6? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!


Magomed Gadzhiyasulov (8-0) finally makes his UFC debut. He has fought for a variety of promotions in Europe and Africa without suffering much adversity. He earnt is shot in the big leagues by passing his Contender Series audition with a unanimous decision win over Jose Medina (2023).

Brendson Ribeiro (15-6(1)) is more experienced but also completely unproven at the top level. He also earnt a place on the UFC roster with a Contender Series win. He made it three first-round knockouts in a row by picking off Bruno Lopes (2023). However, he received a taste of his own medicine on debut by getting smoked by Mingyang Zhang (2024) at UFC 298.


We expect these two to put on a show for however long it lasts. They are both aggressive strikers with knockout power. Ribeiro has the edge when it comes to jiu-jitsu and Gadzhiyasulov has the edge in the wrestling department which could make the difference.

They will begin by trading on the feet where either man can fall. Ribeiro boasts a significant six-inch reach advantage but that will not count for much if he does not protect his chin. Considering the odds, the Brazilian makes all the sense, but on paper you have to back the Russian who is more technical, defensively sound and has the takedowns to call upon to swing the bout in his favour if he needs to.

Prediction: Gadzhiyasulov via KO/TKO

Value Bet: Ribeiro via KO/TKO

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