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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 31 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 7 more professional rounds, 55 to Spann's 48.
Krylov vs Spann form
Krylov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had lost to Glover Teixeira at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Krylov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 10 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.
Spann's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 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.