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Another UFC tournament will take place on the night of February 26 in Las Vegas. Russian fighter Nikita Krylov will share the cage with American Ryan Spann in the main event. The fight will take place in the featherweight division. Nikita Krylov is number six in the official rankings of the heavyweight division, while Ryan Spann is number eight.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Nikita Krylov vs Ryan Spann
It always amazes how such powerful and big guys like Spann fit into the welterweight limit. His height and arm span are a huge advantage for Spann, and because of his size, he has a knockout punch. Ryan can take his head off his shoulders. But there are nuances in terms of functionality. He wastes a lot of fuel on every swing and every punch. The first two rounds with this opponent will be dangerous as Spann is quite explosive.
Krylov must drag the fight into the late rounds and not let himself get hammered up in the first rounds. The key to victory is to move on his feet and by no means work on the counter course, but on speed and technique, shoot from a distance. We hope that Nikita's staff is more experienced and they will use their IQ advantage.
If Spann has the nickname Superman and a tattoo in the shape of the character's logo, Krylov can be compared in size to Batman. Here, too, he must win with his brains. If evaluating this confrontation, the latter could prevail in his intelligence and other things. It takes a battle plan.
Nikita will count on the full distance, all five rounds. The athlete's conditioning is enough for that, so he needs a reserve of stamina. Spann is unlikely to change tactics and will work as he can. If the American runs out of energy, he can finish him in the fourth round. But if we take Krylov, the fight will last five rounds because Nikita will not force himself, even beating his opponent.
Expert Betting Tips
Bookmakers see Nikita Krylov as the favorite in this confrontation but they do not believe that the fight will go into the distance.