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Nikita Krylov vs Ryan Spann report
Who won Krylov vs Spann?
Nikita Krylov beat Ryan Spann by submission in the 1st round during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili, on Saturday 11th March 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
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 Spann stats
Nikita Krylov stepped into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 15 by submission.
Ryan Spann made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Krylov had an advantage in power over Spann, with a 41% knock out percentage over Spann's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Spann had a slight advantage over Krylov, with a 57% submission rate over Krylov's 52%.
Nikita Krylov was the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Spann had a height advantage of 2 inches over Krylov. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Krylov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 months earlier than Spann, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 55 to Spann's 45.
Krylov vs Spann form
Spann had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Dominick Reyes at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Ion Cutelaba at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Smith at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Misha Cirkunov at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Johnny Walker at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Krylov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Spann's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Krylov vs Spann?
Nikita Krylov was a 29/50 (-170) favourite going into the contest, while Ryan Spann made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.
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