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Anthony Smith vs Nikita Krylov preview
When is Smith vs Krylov?
Anthony Smith could potentially face the challenge of Nikita Krylov, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Smith vs Krylov stats
Anthony Smith would step into the octagon with a record of 36 wins, 17 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 14 by submission.
Nikita Krylov would make his way to the cage with a record of 30 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 16 by submission.
The stats suggest Smith would have an advantage in power over Krylov, with a 53% knock out percentage over Krylov's 40%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Krylov would have an advantage over Smith, with a 53% submission rate over Smith's 39%.
Anthony Smith is the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Smith has a height advantage of 1 inch over Krylov. Despite this, Krylov has 2-inch reach advantage.
Smith is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years and 4 months earlier than Krylov, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 43 more professional rounds, 98 to Krylov's 55.
Smith vs Krylov form
Smith has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had beat Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Krylov has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Ryan Spann at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by submission in the 1st round at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had lost to Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Anthony Smith has been fighting more than Nikita Krylov.
Anthony Smith last fought 8 months and 1 day ago, while Nikita Krylov's last outing was 20 days ago.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Krylov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Smith vs Krylov?
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