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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 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).
Oezdemir vs Krylov stats
Volkan Oezdemir stepped into the octagon 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 made his way to the cage 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 suggested Oezdemir had a large advantage in power over Krylov, boasting at 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, boosting at 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 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 had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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.
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, 2 months and 1 day ago, while Nikita Krylov's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 1 day ago.
Oezdemir's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 26 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 4 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 21 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.