|Full Name||Nikita Andreyevich Krylov|
|Date of Birth||March 7, 1992|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
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- Nikita Krylov Facts
- Early Life and Career
- Nikita Krylov's Career in UFC
- Nikita Krylov's Career in Eurasia Fight Nights/Fight Nights Global
- Nikita Krylov Record
- Nikita Krylov’s Most Popular Fights
- FAQs on Nikita Krylov
Nikita Andreyevich Krylov is a Ukrainian MMA fighter who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's light heavyweight division. He has been a professional fighter since 2012 and has also fought for M-1 Global. Currently, he is ranked #6 in the UFC's light heavyweight rankings.
Latest News Update for Nikita Krylov
Krylov was supposed to fight Ryan Spann at UFC Fight Night 220 on February 25, 2023. However, on the day of the event, Krylov got sick and the main event was called off. Their fight was rescheduled for two weeks later at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili. In that fight, Krylov defeated Spann by using a triangle choke submission in the first round.
Nikita Krylov Facts
|Birth Place||Krasnyi Luch, Luhansk, Ukraine|
|Father’s Name||Andrii Krylov|
|Net Worth (2023)||$1.7 million|
|Last Fight Earnings||$211,000|
|Education||East Ukrainian National University|
|Achievements||FNG Light Heavyweight Champion|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Early Life and Career
Krylov was born in Krasnyi Luch, Ukraine, and grew up in a family that was involved in Kyokushin Karate. He started training in Kyokushin Karate at the age of ten, following in the footsteps of his father who was also a successful competitor in the sport.
In 2012, Krylov transitioned to mixed martial arts and made his debut on July 27, 2012, at West Fight 4 in Donetsk, Ukraine. He won his first twelve fights, including ten submissions and one TKO, before losing to Vladimir Mishchenko via submission on December 29, 2012, at Oplot Challenge 22. After winning two more fights in a Gladiators Fighting Challenge tournament in Donetsk on January 19, 2013, he faced Mishchenko in a rematch on March 8, 2013, at Oplot Challenge 40, and again lost by an arm-triangle choke. Krylov rebounded with a TKO victory over Gabriel Tampu at M-1 Challenge 38 in St. Petersburg, Russia, in April 2013.
Nikita Krylov's Career in UFC
Krylov made his debut in the UFC on August 31, 2013, at UFC 164 against Soa Palelei but lost via third-round TKO. He bounced back with a 25-second TKO win over Walt Harris in his next fight on January 25, 2014. Krylov then moved down to the light heavyweight division and lost to Ovince Saint Preux via Von Flue choke on March 15, 2015. He won his next three fights against Cody Donovan, Stanislav Nedkov, and Marcos Rogério de Lima. Krylov was released from the UFC on February 17, 2017, but later explained that he chose not to re-sign his contract to compete elsewhere to better his skills and fight closer to his home in Ukraine.
In 2018, Krylov was released from his contract with Fight Nights Global to negotiate with the UFC. He lost his UFC debut against Jan Błachowicz but went on to win his rematch against Ovince Saint Preux. He suffered his first career decision loss against Glover Teixeira but bounced back with a unanimous decision win over Johnny Walker. Krylov was scheduled to face Volkan Oezdemir but the fight was cancelled due to Oezdemir's injury. Krylov lost his fight against Magomed Ankalaev via unanimous decision but bounced back with a knockout win over Alexander Gustafsson, earning him the Performance of the Night award. He won his most recent fight against Volkan Oezdemir via unanimous decision and is scheduled to face Ryan Spann on February 25, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 220.
Nikita Krylov's Career in Eurasia Fight Nights/Fight Nights Global
After leaving the UFC, Krylov signed a multi-fight contract with Eurasia Fight Nights (EFN)/Fight Nights Global promotion. He won his promotional debut against Stjepan Bekavac by submission due to a guillotine choke. Krylov then fought and won against Maro Perak for the Donbas Association of Combat Sports promotion. He returned to Fight Nights Global and defeated Emanuel Newton by knockout. Krylov challenged for the FNG light heavyweight title against Fabio Maldonado and won via knockout in the second round.
Nikita Krylov Record
|Win||30-9||Ryan Spann||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili||March 11, 2023||1||3:38|
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Win||29–9||Volkan Oezdemir||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 280||October 22, 2022||3||5:00|
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
|Win||28–9||Alexander Gustafsson||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall||July 23, 2022||1||1:07||London, England|
|Loss||27–9||Paul Craig||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall||March 19, 2022||1||3:57||London, England|
|Loss||27–8||Magomed Ankalaev||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane||February 27, 2021||3||5:00|
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Win||27–7||Johnny Walker||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira||March 14, 2020||3||5:00||Brasília, Brazil|
|Loss||26–7||Glover Teixeira||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje||September 14, 2019||3||5:00|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Win||26–6||Ovince Saint Preux||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 236||April 13, 2019||2||2:30|
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
|Loss||25–6||Jan Błachowicz||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik||September 15, 2018||2||2:41||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||25–5||Fábio Maldonado||KO (punch)||Fight Nights Global 87: Khachatryan vs. Queally||May 19, 2018||2||3:33|
|Win||24–5||Emanuel Newton||KO (knee)||Fight Nights Global 77: Krylov vs. Newton||October 13, 2017||1||0:43||Surgut, Russia|
|Win||23–5||Maro Perak||TKO (punches)||Donbass Association of Combat Sports: United Donbass||August 26, 2017||2||0:36||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||22–5||Stjepan Bekavac||Submission (guillotine choke)||Fight Nights Global 68: Pavlovich vs. Mokhnatkin||June 2, 2017||1||0:53|
Saint Petersburg, Russia
|Loss||21–5||Misha Cirkunov||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 206||December 10, 2016||1||4:38|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Win||21–4||Ed Herman||KO (head kick)||UFC 201||July 30, 2016||2||0:40|
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
|Win||20–4||Francimar Barroso||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski||May 8, 2016||2||3:11|
|Win||19–4||Marcos Rogério de Lima||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira||August 23, 2015||1||2:29|
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Win||18–4||Stanislav Nedkov||Submission (standing guillotine choke)||UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson||January 24, 2015||1||1:24|
|Win||17–4||Cody Donovan||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandão||July 19, 2014||1||4:57||Dublin, Ireland|
|Loss||16–4||Ovince Saint Preux||Technical Submission (Von Flue choke)||UFC 171||March 15, 2014||1||1:29|
Dallas, Texas, United States
|Win||16–3||Walt Harris||TKO (head kick and punches)||UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson||January 25, 2014||1||0:25|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Loss||15–3||Soa Palelei||TKO (punches)||UFC 164||August 31, 2013||3||1:34|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
|Win||15–2||Gabriel Tampu||TKO (punches)||M-1 Challenge 38||April 9, 2013||1||4:27|
Saint Petersburg, Russia
|Loss||14–2||Vladimir Mishchenko||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Oplot Challenge 40||March 8, 2013||1||0:58||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||14–1||Kylychbek Sarkarbaev||TKO (punches)||Gladiators FC 2||January 19, 2013||1||0:49||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||13–1||Julian Bogdanov||KO (punch)||Gladiators FC 2||January 19, 2013||1||1:17||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Loss||12–1||Vladimir Mishchenko||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Oplot Challenge 22||December 29, 2012||1||1:47||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||12–0||Denis Simkin||Submission (americana)||Gladiators FC 1||December 22, 2012||1||0:35||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||11–0||Valery Scherbakov||Submission (Achilles lock)||Warriors Honor: Igor Vovchanchyn Cup||November 9, 2012||1||1:38||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||10–0||Vladimir Gerasimchik||Submission (kimura)||Oplot Challenge 7||October 20, 2012||1||1:35||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||9–0||Igor Kukurudziak||Submission (kimura)||ECSF: Kolomyi Cup||October 13, 2012||1||2:47||Kolomyia, Ukraine|
|Win||8–0||Viktor Smirnov||TKO (doctor stoppage)||ECSF: MMA Lion Cup||October 2, 2012||1||0:12||Lviv, Ukraine|
|Win||7–0||Anatoliy Didenko||Submission (Achilles lock)||Oplot Challenge 4||September 15, 2012||1||0:29||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||6–0||Alexey Stepanov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ECSF: MMA Ukraine Cup 7||September 14, 2012||1||0:29||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||5–0||Svyatoslav Scherbakov||Submission (armbar)||ECSF: MMA Ukraine Cup 6||August 26, 2012||1||1:44|
|Win||4–0||Anatoliy Didenko||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ECSF: MMA Ukraine Cup 5||August 18, 2012||1||2:08|
|Win||3–0||Alexey Artemenko||Submission (guillotine choke)||Big Boys Fights||August 16, 2012||1||2:20||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||2–0||Denis Bogdanov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ECSF: Cup of West Ukraine 2012||August 10, 2012||1||1:31|
|Win||1–0||Alexander Umrikhin||TKO (punches)||West Fight 4||July 27, 2012||1||0:56||Donetsk, Ukraine|
Nikita Krylov’s Most Popular Fights
Nikita Krylov vs. Alexander Gustafsson
FAQs on Nikita Krylov
What is Nikita Krylov's nickname?
Nikita Krylov's nickname "The Miner" comes from his hometown of Donetsk, Ukraine, which is known for its mining industry.
In what weight division does Nikita Krylov compete?
Nikita Krylov competes in the light heavyweight division.
What is Nikita Krylov's nationality?
Nikita Krylov is Ukrainian.
What is Nikita Krylov's ranking in the UFC?
Krylov is ranked #6 in the UFC's light heavyweight rankings.
What is Nikita Krylov's MMA record?
Krylov holds a professional MMA record of 30 wins and 9 losses (30-9-0).
Last Updated On 12th March 2023