Nikita Krylov vs Ryan Spann | UFC Fight Night 220 Preview

As part of the light heavyweight confrontation at the Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Night 220 tournament, Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann will fight. 

The fight will take place on February 26, 2023, in Las Vegas at the UFC Apex arena. In the ranking of their weight category, the fighters are in 7th and 10th place, respectively. The main event of the competition is of great interest because the fighters have won in the last two fights. Although this time the European or American will have to break the winning streak. If you want to place a bet on this event and earn money, we advise you to do it at mostbet uz.

Shakhtar and Superman ended very few fights with a referee's decision. So here we should expect an exciting confrontation and one of the fighters may well delay the other.

Nikita Krylov

The Ukrainian had 37 fights in professional mixed martial arts. Having gained 28 wins (26 by knockout/submission and 2 by decision), Shakhtar suffered 6 defeats (7 by early decision and 2 by decision). In the UFC, Nikita has 17 fights in which he won 10 times and lost 7 times. Starting from 2020, Krylov fought in five fights of the promotion. Turning out to be stronger than Johnny Walker by unanimous decision, the representative of the Industrials team was weaker than Magomed Ankalaev and Paul Craig. In July 2022, the 30-year-old athlete knocked out Alexander Gustafsson, and in October he defeated Volkan Ozdemir according to the judge's notes.

Krylov will approach the next battle in a series of two victories over fairly uncompromising opponents. At the same time, Nikita is waiting for a difficult opponent, who has looked very confident in recent years.

Ryan Spann

The Memphis native started his pro career in 2013 and has fought 28 times in the octagon since then. Having won in 21 cases (18 by knockout/submission and 3 by decision), the “superman” suffered 7 defeats (5 ahead of schedule and 2 by the decision of the judges). Since 2020, North American has had six fights. Between wins against Sam Alvey and Misha Cirkunov, Ryan was knocked out by Johnny Walker and also succumbed to Anthony Smith by submission. Spann then pulled off two powerful battles by alternately pinning Ion Cutelaba and Dominic Reyes.

It is worth noting that the last five fights of an athlete from the United States ended ahead of schedule. Ryan feels equally great, both in striking and in wrestling. Going into the exchange of blows, Spann often carries out takedowns. The greatest number of victories (12) belongs to the "superman" by submissions. However, the closest opponent of North American is not inferior either in the standing position or on the ground.

Our forecast

The bookmakers consider Shakhtar to be the favorite with a not-too-big advantage here. Despite the fact that Nikita is a year younger, the European has more fights and the lion's share was won ahead of schedule. Spann may have a chance for a knockout, but it will not be easy to take advantage of it. Considering all of the above, here, with a high degree of probability, one should not expect a full duel. 

Most likely, Krylov will win by knockout or submission at the UFC Fight Night 220 

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