Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann Set For UFC Main Event Feb. 25th

Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann Set For UFC Main Event Feb. 25th

By Abdullah Ouazri
Friday, November 25th 2022, 2:51AM, 15 days ago

Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann have earned a main event together on February 25th next year, per Mike Bohn and Nolan King.

This 5-round fight takes place in the Light Heavyweight (205 lbs) division.

Ryan Spann holds a professional record of 21-7-0 and is currently ranked #10. His notable wins include Dominick Reyes, Mischa Cirkunov, and Ion Cutelaba.

Nikita Krylov holds a professional record of 29-9-0 and is currently ranked #7. His notable wins include Alexander Gustafsson, Volkanovski Oezdemir, and Johnny Walker.

Krylov has been a strong staple of the UFC's Light Heavyweight top 10, losing only to the best such as Magomed Ankalaev, Paul, Craig, and Jan Blachowicz. His well-rounded style and finishing ability have led to some impressive stats over the years.

Nikita Krylov knocks Alexander Gustafsson out in London. Credits to: Zuffa LLC
Nikita Krylov knocks Alexander Gustafsson out in London. Credits to: Zuffa LLC

Sporting a Superman tattoo on his chest, Ryan Spann brings power into the octagon in every fight. He's 11-2 in his last 13 with losses only to Anthony Smith and Johnny Walker. Of those 11 wins, 9 came by finish, none bigger than his most recent knockout of Dominick Reyes at UFC 281.

These two have enough finishes between them to make several highlight-reel promo videos and have the shortest average fight time in the Light Heavyweight division. The judges will likely not be needed at all.

Let us know your prediction in the comments below!

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