Glover Teixeira vs Nikita Krylov UFC Point Spread Picks - 9/14/2019
Glover Teixeira vs Nikita Krylov
UFC Fight Night 158
Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Glover Teixeira (29-7-0) is slated to take on Nikita "The Miner" Krylov (25-6-0) at UFC Fight Night 158 in Rogers Arena on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The opening line has Teixeira priced at +115 while Krylov comes in at -155.
Glover Teixeira puts it on the line with 29 wins and 7 losses. The Danbury, CT native is 39 years old, weighs 205 lbs and is 6'2" tall. He has a 76.0" reach and fights in the light heavyweight division. Teixeira has a total of 17 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In his last time fighting, Teixeira stepped out of the ring with a win in round 2 against Ion Cutelaba by submission. In the light heavyweight division, he is 7th in strikes with 756 and 86th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Glover Teixeira is sitting at 241st among UFC fighters and 37th in the light heavyweight division connecting on 53.1% of the shots he attempts. He also has a total of 19 takedowns which has him at 81st among UFC fighters and 7th in the light heavyweight division. Teixeira completes 47.5% of his takedown tries which has him at 163rd among UFC fighters and 17th in the division. He is sitting at 9th in the division and 99th among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 469. Of those significant strikes, 405 of them were aimed at the head while 61 of them were pointed at the midsection which has him at 6th and 13th respectively in the division.
At UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw, he stepped out of the ring with a win via submission in round 1 when he faced Karl Roberson. Before that, Teixeira took a loss in the third round when he faced Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith by unanimous decision.
Walking into the Octagon for this fight, Nikita "The Miner" Krylov has a total of 25 wins and 6 losses. The 27-year-old fighting out of Donetsk, Ukraine is 6'3" tall and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. 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. 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.
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. In addition, Krylov is ranked 29th in the light heavyweight division and 350th among fighters in the UFC with a total of 2 takedowns. Ranked 33rd among all athletes in the division and 345th among fighters in the UFC, Krylov completes 28.6% of his takedown attempts. With 271 significant strikes, he is ranked 204th among fighters in the UFC and 18th among all athletes in the division. 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. At UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik, he lost via submission in the second round when he fought Jan Blachowicz. Prior to that, Krylov lost in round 1 when he fought Misha Cirkunov at UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis by submission.
In this fight with Glover Teixeira and Nikita Krylov, you will want to know how these two fighters measure up to one another. Nikita Krylov lands punches on a more consistent basis, having connected on 69.1% of his punches telling us Glover Teixeira will look to look out for big punches. Regarding measurements, we should start by looking at Glover Teixeira who is 6'2", while the fighter standing across the Octagon stands 6'3". Regarding reach, Teixeira extends 76.0" while Krylov has a fingertip to fingertip measurement of 77.5" meaning Teixeira should consider closing the gap so Nikita Krylov won't be able to use it to his advantage. Teixeira has been around longer at 39 years of age while Krylov is the younger combatant in this fight at 27 years of age. In terms of experience in the Octagon, Teixeira has 17 fights which makes him the veteran relating to this fight, while Krylov has battled 10 fights in his UFC career. When it comes to overall experience in mixed martial arts, Teixeira has 29 wins and 7 losses while Nikita Krylov is the owner of an overall mixed martial arts record of 25 wins and 6 losses.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nikita Krylov (-155)
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