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Who won Krylov vs Gustafsson?
Nikita Krylov beat Alexander Gustafsson by , during the main card of UFC Fight Night London, on Saturday 23rd July 2022 at The O2 in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Nikita Krylov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Krylov vs Gustafsson stats
Nikita Krylov stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 15 by submission.
Alexander Gustafsson made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Gustafsson had advantage in power over Krylov, with a 61% knock out percentage over Krylov's 41%.
Nikita Krylov was the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.
Gustafsson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Krylov. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Krylov was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 8 months later than Gustafsson, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 51 to Gustafsson's 55.
Krylov vs Gustafsson form
Nikita Krylov had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Johnny Walker at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Glover Teixeira at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Before that, he had beat Ovince St. Preux at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by split decision in the 2nd round at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
He had lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night 136 on 15th September 2018 by split decision in the 2nd round at Olimpiyskiy Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Krylov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Gustafsson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 4 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.