Oct 22 2022
Saturday

Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
18-6-0
UD 3
UD 3
28-9-0

The tape

34
Age
31
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
77.6" / 197 cm

Tape record

UDUDKOSDKO
Form
KOSUBUDUDSD
18
Wins
28
12
By KO
12
67
KO%
43
1
By SUB
15
6
SUB%
54
6
Loses
9
2
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
6
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2012
24
Bouts
37
44
Rounds
51
2 hours, 47 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 27 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

8
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
11

Volkan Oezdemir vs Nikita Krylov report

Who won Oezdemir vs Krylov?

Nikita Krylov beat Volkan Oezdemir by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 280, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the 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).

Oezdemir vs Krylov stats

Volkan Oezdemir stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Nikita Krylov made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by knock out and 15 by submission.

Volkan Oezdemir's UFC record stood at 7-6-0, while Nikita Krylov's came in at 11-7-0.

The stats suggested Oezdemir had a large advantage in power over Krylov, boasting a 67% knock out percentage over Krylov's 43%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Krylov had a massive advantage over Oezdemir, boasting a 54% submission rate over Oezdemir's 6%.

Volkan Oezdemir was the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.

Krylov had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oezdemir. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Oezdemir was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 13 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Krylov, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 7 less professional rounds, 48 to Krylov's 55.

Oezdemir vs Krylov form

Oezdemir 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 Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had lost to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on 21st December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea.

Before that, he had defeated Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.

He had been beaten by Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Krylov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

Before that, 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.

He had beaten Ovince St. Preux at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Nikita Krylov had been fighting more than Volkan Oezdemir.

Going to this contest, Volkan Oezdemir had last fought 1 year, 10 months and 17 days ago, while Nikita Krylov's last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 17 days ago.

Oezdemir's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Krylov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Oezdemir vs Krylov?

Volkan Oezdemir was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Nikita Krylov made his way into the ring at 57/100 (-180) with oddsmakers.

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