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NIKITA KRYLOV

AGE

27

RECORD

25-6-0

REACH

77”

HEIGHT

6”3"

WEIGHT

205LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

INDUSTRIALS

HOMETOWN

DONETSK, UKRAINE

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC 236 – VS OVINCE ST. PREUX

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Osp is in the southpaw stance. Krylov comes out in the orthodox stance. Osp quickly takes the center but Krylov opens the fight with a couple of kicks to the body. Krylov is the aggressor early. He moves in and lands a quick one-two! Osp spots the danger on the feet and shoots for the single leg. Osp scores the takedown but Krylov is back to his feet. 1st min in, Krylov is fighting against the fence. He shoots for the guillotine choke! Osp defends the submission and scores another double leg takedown. Osp has a hard time establishing top control. Krylov finds his way up. He is controlling the neck of Osp. He shoots for the guillotine choke once again! Osp defends but finds himself against the fence. Krylov is putting strong pressure on Osp. He takes the body lock and scores the takedown. However, Krylov is right back on his feet. Both fighters are bursting a lot of energy early. Halfway in Krylov reverses the clinch position. He trips Osp but Osp finishes in the top position. Krylov is busy from the bottom. He is constantly scrambling. Osp takes the half guard and steps right into the full mount! Big elbows are landing for Osp! Krylov is in trouble! He rolls and gives his back to Osp! He escapes back to his feet and explodes with the knees and punches over the top! He backs off and resets. 1 min to go, Osp is already breathing heavily. Krylov starts working the body of Osp with the kicks. He moves in and initiates the clinch against the fence. Osp is clearly slowing down. Krylov is putting strong pressure on him. Krylov separates and fires a high kick on the separation, just misses! 10-9 Krylov

Rd 2 – Krylov takes the center. Osp opens the round with a nice right hand. Krylov responds with a kick to the body. His kickboxing skills are on point in this fight. Krylov establishes the forward pressure and lands a big right hand! Osp absorbs and initiates the clinch against the fence. Krylov is looking for separation. Osp is working for a takedown. 1st min in, Krylov is defending well. Krylov reverses the clinch position and shoots for a double leg takedown. Krylov scores the takedown and gets the full mount position! Osp gives his back to Krylov! Osp is in trouble! Krylov has both hooks in! Osp is looking desperate on the bottom! Krylov sets up the rear-naked choke!!! Osp is trying to defend!!! The choke is deep and Osp taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

SEPTEMBER 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 136 – VS JAN BLACHOWICZ

RESULT – LOST VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (ARM-TRIANGLE CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Blachowicz slowly takes the center. Krylov opens the fight with a couple of hard kicks! Blachowicz responds with a stiff jab. Both fighters are light on their feet. Krylov is exploding from all angles. He moves in with the right hand and level changes. Krylov takes the single leg and scores the takedown.1st min in Krylov is in the guard position. Blachowicz shoots for the armbar, Krylov defends. Blachowicz is threatening with the submission from the bottom. Krylov has a hard time posturing and landing some ground and pound. Krylov starts landing to the body of Blachowicz. Krylov tries to step into the full mount! Blachowicz scrambles but finds himself inside the guillotine choke! Blachowicz defends and takes the top position! Great move by Blachowicz Halfway in, Blachowicz is in the side control. He is putting strong pressure on Krylov. Krylov is trying to scramble back to his feet but Blachowicz keeps him down. The top game of Blachowicz is very good. Krylov scrambles and gets the half guard back. 1 min to go, Blachowicz has a hard time creating some space for the ground and pound. Krylov is looking frustrated on the bottom. This is exhausting for Krylov. He is wasting a lot of energy on the bottom. Blachowicz lands a couple of punches in the last `10 seconds of the round. 10-9 Blachowicz

Rd 2 – Blachowicz takes the center. Krylov opens the round with a front kick to the body. Blachowicz pushes forward and lands a leg kick. Krylov initiates the clinch but Blachowicz takes the body lock and drags him down to the mat! Great move by Blachowicz. He makes a transition and takes side control. 1st min in, Blachowicz is displaying great grappling skills. Krylov is controlling the posture from the bottom. Blachowicz is tiring Krylov out. Krylov is flattened on the bottom. Blachowicz moves to the north-south position. Krylov scrambles and Blachowicz is back into the side control position. Krylov is breathing heavily on the bottom. He is looking desperate. Blachowicz takes the back of Krylov! He shoots for the arm-triangle choke!!! It’s deep!!! Krylov taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

MAY 2018 FNG 87 – VS FABIO MALDONADO

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD KO (PUNCH)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Krylov takes the center and opens the fight with an illegal kick to the groins. The referee stops the fight and gives Maldonado times to recover. Maldonado recovers and fight continues in the center. Krylov continues with the pressure. Hard leg kick lands for Krylov. He follows the attack with the head kick and partially lands! Maldonado is covering himself against the fence. He is not offering any offense. Krylov steps in and lands a nice right hand over the top. Krylov is the aggressor early. 1st min in, Nice straight left and a kick to the body lands for Krylov. He is looking sharp and confident. Maldonado is waiting for a counter. Krylov is destroying him with the kicks and punches. Krylov changes his angles and lands another high kick! He closes the distance and connects with a right hand! Maldonado is looking lost and confused. Halfway in, He is getting destroyed on the feet. Maldonado finally presses forward but fails to connect. Krylov dives for a double leg takedown and gets it. However, Maldonado sets up the guillotine choke! Krylov defends the submission and takes the side control position. Krylov postures up and lands a couple of hard hammer fists! Maldonado is in trouble! He is taking a lot of damage on the bottom! The referee is looking closely! Big elbows are landing for Krylov! 1 min to go, Krylov explodes with the hammer fists once again! Maldonado is in the survival mode! Krylov is displaying amazing ground and pound skills. Maldonado is looking tired and beaten. He scrambles from the bottom but Krylov shows great top control. 10-8 Krylov

Rd 2- Krylov opens the round with a leg kick. He fires a spinning kick to the body, just misses. Stiff jabs are landing for Krylov! Maldonado responds with a jab and starts pressing forward. Krylov is moving on the outside and scoring with a jab. Maldonado is swinging and missing. Krylov is very accurate with the punches and kicks. Maldonado moves in but eats a hard right hand! 1st min in, Krylov is on fire! Maldonado has a hard time losing distance. He is taking a lot of damage coming in. Krylov fakes the right hand and shoots for a takedown. Maldonado defends and eats a hard right hand on the separation! Krylov is walking Maldonado down. Maldonado explodes and lands a big right hand! He is still in this fight! Big spinning kick to the body lands for Krylov! Maldonado goes down for a moment! Halfway in, Big two punch combo lands for Krylov! He is picking Maldonado apart! Maldonado is all busted up! Krylov is much faster during the exchanges! Maldonado charges forward and lands a nice left hook! Krylov initiates the clinch against the fence and connects with a huge right hand on the separation! Maldonado goes down!!! He is knocked out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

31 MATCHES 25 WINS 6 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 10 1
SUBMISSION 15 5
DECISION 0 0
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Krylov is the aggressive well-rounded fighter with good boxing and wrestling skills.
  • He is the former FNG and GFC Heavyweight Champion.
  • Currently, he is competing in the Light Heavyweight division.
  • He is the Master of Sports in Kykoshin Karate and Submission fighting.
  • Krylov is very explosive on the feet. He picks his shots well and he is very accurate as seen against Maldonado.
  • Everything he throws has a lot of power behind it as seen against Maldonado.
  • Krylov has good grappling skills. However, he was easily controlled on the mat against Blachowicz and had a hard time getting back to his feet.
  • His submission offense is much better than his defense.
  • During his explosive attacks, Krylov has a tendency to leave himself open for a takedown as seen against Blachowicz.
  • His wrestling defense is very good as seen against Osp. He has defended a couple of dangerous takedown attempts.