Oct 22 2022
Saturday

Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC 280 Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
18-6-0

est. walkout:

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broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

28-9-0

The tape

33
Age
30
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
77.6" / 197 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 3SD 3KO 2SD 3
Form
KO 1SUB 1UD 3SD 3SUB 2
18
Wins
28
12
By KO
12
67
KO%
43
1
By Sub
15
6
SUB%
54
6
Losses
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

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

8
UFC
11
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
11

Volkan Oezdemir vs Nikita Krylov preview

When is Oezdemir vs Krylov?

Volkan Oezdemir is set to face the challenge of Nikita Krylov, during the prelims of UFC 280, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Oezdemir vs Krylov stats

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

Nikita Krylov will make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 15 by submission.

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

Volkan Oezdemir is the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.

Krylov has a height advantage of 1 inch over Oezdemir. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Oezdemir is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Krylov, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 7 less professional rounds, 44 to Krylov's 51.

Oezdemir vs Krylov form

Oezdemir has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he 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 been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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 beat Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.

He had lost to 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 has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated 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 beaten 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 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.

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 won against 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 recent activity, Nikita Krylov has been fighting more than Volkan Oezdemir.

Volkan Oezdemir last fought 2 months and 10 days ago, while Nikita Krylov's last outing was 2 months and 10 days ago.

Oezdemir's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Krylov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

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