Jan Błachowicz vs Nikita Krylov UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 9/15/18
Nikita Krylov vs Jan Błachowicz
UFC: Saturday, September 15, 2018 (Olimpiyskiy Stadium)
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Nikita Krylov will be fighting Jan Błachowicz as the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 136.
Jan Błachowicz enters this fight with a professional MMA record of 22 wins and 7 losses. This will be the second time that Blachowicz will be fighting in 2018 with his last fight ending in a victory against Jimi Manuwa in London. Blachowicz won the fight of the night award in this duel and will be feeling confident as he managed to win a very hard fought contest. Blachowicz had a massive drop in form between April 2015 and April 2017 and he lost 4 out of his 5 fights. The tides have turned for Jan Błachowicz as he has won 3 fights in a row. Following his recent wins, Jan Błachowicz has moved up to number 4 in the official UFC light heavyweight ranking and he will be desperate to continue winning so he can move up the ranking and challenge for the titles.
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On the other side of the ring, Nikita Krylov will also be desperate to win. Krylov last fought in the UFC in 2016 in a fight that he lost. The Ukrainian has been fighting in the FNG for the past few years but Krylov will be desperate to mark his UFC return with a victory. Nikita Krylov is a very aggressive fight which can be seen by the fact that he has won all his fights via knockout or submission. This will be a tough match for Nikita Krylov since his opponent has only been knockout out once. The UFC has a much higher level of fighter than in the FNG and Nikita Krylov will need to adapt to the change in ability if he wishes to win.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict Jan Błachowicz to win this fight. Jan Błachowicz has been fighting constantly in the UFC while Krylov has been fighting in a weaker field for the past few years. I think Jan Błachowicz’s ability will be too much for Krylov who has been away from the UFC for a few years.