Nikita Krylov vs Magomed Ankalaev


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Nikita Krylov and Magomed Ankalaev are facing off as the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Rozenstuik vs Gane. Nikita Krylov is 27-7 with an 8-5 record in the UFC. Magomed Ankalaev is 14-1 with a 5-1 record within the UFC.

Nikita Krylov is coming off of his first decision victory in his career, it took him 34 fights to get a decision win. The fight prior, a split decision loss was his first fight to go to a decision period. Up until his last two fights, every fight was ending in finishes with Krylov picking up 11 KOs and 15 submissions. Krylov oftentimes struggles with stoping takedowns and his stamina has been an issue in the past.

Magomed Ankalaev is coming off of a five-fight winning streak. Magomed has great takedown defense as he has defended takedowns at a rate of 85%. Magomed has great striking and coming into this match he has 8 KO/TKOs.

This fight very likely not need judges to decide when looking at Krylov's track history of fights ending in the first two rounds. This fight will likely be stand-up heavy as Magomed avoids to trying to get in a grappling exchange on the ground preferring to keep the fight standing with his takedown defense. This fight is gonna end in a finish and if Krylov starts to gas out it's gonna be all Magomed Ankalaev.




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