Glover Teixeira (@1.9) vs Nikita Krylov (@1.83)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Nikita Krylov will win

Glover Teixeira – Nikita Krylov Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 22:00

With his 40th birthday quickly approaching, Teixeira has been forced to change his approach to combat. On the other hand, 27-year-old Krylov is one of those young fighters with great potential who still limits himself. However, Miner did pick up the biggest win of his career last time out in a fairly composed performance, so perhaps hes ready to make the most of his talents. Instead, Teixeira has been relying far more on his grappling, which has resulted in three wins in his previous four attempts. Despite pretty strong skills in all areas, Krylov does have a tendency to get overwhelmed on the mat seemingly more to mental errors than anything else. Hes no longer the iron chin bruiser who fearlessly stepped into the pocket at every opportunity.

Thats just the first step, however, as Krylov must now prove he can do it more than once. As for Krylov, his latest victory was an important one, a sign that he could execute his strategy against a high-level Light Heavyweight. Miner has grown consistently over the years, so this is another test to see if hes finally ready for the divisions upper echelon.

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Ranked 33rd among all athletes in the division and 345th among fighters in the UFC, Krylov completes 28.6% of his takedown attempts. Pettis by submission. At UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. With 271 significant strikes, he is ranked 204th among fighters in the UFC and 18th among all athletes in the division. Prior to that, Krylov lost in round 1 when he fought Misha Cirkunov at UFC 206: Holloway vs. In addition, Krylov is ranked 29th in the light heavyweight division and 350th among fighters in the UFC with a total of 2 takedowns. Krylov is ranked 14th among all athletes in the division for significant strikes aimed at the body with 60 and 17th for significant strikes directed at the head with 174. Oleinik, he lost via submission in the second round when he fought Jan Blachowicz. When talking about strike accuracy, he is landing 69.1% of the shots he has taken which ranks 5th in the light heavyweight division and 24th among fighters in the UFC.

Krylov throws a pretty ridiculous amount of power shots, and if he doesnt get clipped or taken down in the process, its hard to keep up with him. Keys to Victory: Krylov is an absolute wild man. The Ukrainian is a Master of Sports in both Kyokushin karate and hand-to-hand combat, and he generally wins fights by overwhelming foes with volume.

When talking about strikes, Krylov is 176th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 16th among all athletes in the division with 470. The Ukraine fighter competes in the light heavyweight division and has a 77.5" reach. He has a total of 10 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Nikita Krylov walked away with the victory by unanimous decision when he fought Ovince Saint Preux in his most recent fight at UFC 236 - Atlanta 2019. The 27-year-old fighting out of Donetsk, Ukraine is 6'3" tall and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. Walking into the Octagon for this fight, Nikita "The Miner" Krylov has a total of 25 wins and 6 losses.

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Gaethje picks and predictions at SportsLine. You can see Marley's strong Cerrone vs. His opponent, the 36-year-old Cerrone, has seen a similar upward trajectory. But he rebounded with a flourish, stopping Mike Perry and Alexander Hernandez in impressive fashion before dominating Al Iaquinta in a five-round decision. The record-holder for UFC victories (22) appeared to be in the twilight of his career and perhaps headed toward release following a stretch in which he dropped four of five bouts.

Marley knows this is essentially an elimination bout to remain in title contention in a top-heavy and talent-rich lightweight division. Critics suggested that, despite his exciting style, perhaps Gaethje wasn't worthy of being considered a world-class UFC fighter. Gaethje, the former World Series of Fighting champion, has long been a favorite of MMA fans because of his relentless style and resilience. But the 30-year-old saw his stock drop amid consecutive stoppage losses to Eddie Alvarez and Poirier.

At UFC Fight Night 158, we can tell you Marley is backing Antonio Carlos Junior (-210) to defeat Uriah Hall (+175) in a middleweight bout on the main card. Junior (10-3-1) saw a five-bout winning streak halted in his last fight with a decision loss to Ian Heinisch.

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In the light heavyweight division, he is 7th in strikes with 756 and 86th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Teixeira has a total of 17 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Danbury, CT native is 39 years old, weighs 205 lbs and is 6'2" tall. Glover Teixeira puts it on the line with 29 wins and 7 losses. He has a 76.0" reach and fights in the light heavyweight division. In his last time fighting, Teixeira stepped out of the ring with a win in round 2 against Ion Cutelaba by submission.

On Saturday at UFC Fight Night Vancouver, he faces an opponent in Justin Gaethje who prides himself on derailing the dreams of his adversaries. Gaethje is a -190 favorite (risk $190 to win $100), while Cerrone is priced at +165 in the latest Gaethje vs. The 12-bout card takes place at Rogers Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the main UFC Fight Night 158 card slated for 8 p.m. Gaethje (20-2) is known for his merciless demeanor inside the octagon and somewhat callous manner outside of it. ET. In the co-main event, Nikita Krylov takes on Glover Teixeira (+100) in a light heavyweight fight. Before locking in your UFC Fight Night 158 picks and predictions, make sure you hear what SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley has to say. The lightweight contenders collide in the main event of UFC Fight Night 158. His goal is to get another one before his storied career comes to an end. He would love to improve his title shot prospects at UFC Vancouver at the expense of Cerrone (36-12-1), who holds several UFC records but never has hoisted a belt. Donald Cerrone has just one title fight among his record 30 UFC bouts. Cerrone odds.