Mykyta Krylov vs. Francimar Barroso UFC Fight Night 87 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 5/8/16
Francimar Barroso vs. Mykyta Krylov
UFC: Sunday, March 8, 2016 (Ahoy Rotterdam)
The Line: Mykyta Krylov -180 / Francimar Barroso +140 Over/Under: 1.5 See the Latest Odds
Mykyta Krylov and Francimar Barroso fight Sunday at the Ahoy Rotterdam during UFC Fight Night 87.
Mykyta Krylov enters this fight with a 19-4 record and has won 63 percent of his fights by submission. Krylov has won five of his last seven fights and is coming off a August win over Marcos Rogério de Lima. Krylov is averaging 5.96 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 65.5 percent. Krylov is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Krylov has found his rhythm as of late and has finished his last three opponents in the first round. Krylov is a very aggressive and accurate striker with five of his last seven wins coming by knockout. Krylov also knows his way around the canvas and has never won a fight by decision. Krylov has a chance to continue climbing the rankings, as he’s still just 24 years old. This will be Krylov’s first fight in the Netherlands.
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Francimar Barroso enters this fight with a 18-4 record and has won 56 percent of his fights by knockout. Barroso has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a January win over Elvis Mutapcic. Barroso is averaging 2.83 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 52.9 percent. Barroso is averaging 1.5 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 16.2 percent. Barroso is also in his comfort zone as he’s 3-1 since joining the UFC back in 2013. Barroso isn’t the sexiest fighter in the world, as he spends a lot of time in the clinch and likes to wear down his opponent with a grind-it-out style. Barroso has also shown to have knockout power but is more of a conservative fighter who rather muck it up as much as possible. This will be Barroso’s first fight in the Netherlands.
This should be a good fight between two underrated guys in the light heavyweight division. As far as picking a winner, it’s tough to go against Krylov in his current form. Krylov knows how to finish his opponent and has done so in the first round in his last three fights. Barroso doesn’t have the finishing ability of a Krylov.
Look for Krylov to win his fourth straight fight.