Johnny Walker vs Nikita Krylov UFC Picks & Predictions - 3/14/2020
Johnny Walker vs Nikita Krylov
UFC Fight Night 170
Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brazil
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Johnny Walker will face off against Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night 170 in Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brazil on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The opener has Walker coming in at -140 while Krylov is at +120.
Johnny Walker Walker steps into the cage with a record of 17-4-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and measures in at 6' 6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 82". Nikita "The Miner" Krylov stands in at 6' 3" and will fight at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 26-7-0. The 27-year-old stretches 77". Concerning significant strikes, Johnny Walker connects on 5.17 per min while Nikita Krylov is connecting on 4.86 significant strikes per minute. Walker connects on 69% of the significant strikes he tries while Krylov is landing 57%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, Walker allows 4.02 significant strikes per minute while "The Miner" takes 2.45. Walker also stops 33% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Krylov prevents 44% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In the wrestling category, Johnny Walker is not as efficient of a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.75 times per 3 rounds. Walker is getting his opponent to the mat on 90% of his attempts and is defending 80% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Krylov is finishing his takedowns on 38% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 52% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Walker is the more skilled of the two fighters by going for 2.3 submissions per 15 minutes while Krylov looks to get 1.9 submissions per 15 min.
The last time he fought, Johnny Walker faced Corey Anderson and ended up walking away in defeat by a punch to the head in round 1. Anderson ended up landing 26 of 43 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Walker walked away from this fight having landed 1 of 3 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Anderson ended up landing 22 of 39, giving him a percentage of 56%. He ended up landing 21 of 38 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Walker landed 33% of his significant strikes by connecting on 1 of 3. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 0 of 2 aimed at the head. 22% of the significant strikes landed by Anderson and 100% of them connected on by Walker were done at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Nikita Krylov, he squared up with Glover Teixeira and walked away in defeat via split decision in round 3. Teixeira connected on 51% of his significant strikes at distance while Krylov landed 78% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Krylov landed 49% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 47 of 95. He connected on 20 of 66 significant strikes to the head. Teixeira landed 43 of 71 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 39 of 67 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes thrown in that contest, Teixeira ended up connecting on 85 of 119 and Krylov ended up connecting on 74 of 123 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Francisco Trinaldo squares up against John Makdessi. Trinaldo comes into this bout holding a record of 24-7-0. The 41-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures in at 5' 9". The southpaw fighter stretches 70". Makdessi stands 5' 8" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 17-6-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 68". In terms of takedowns, Francisco Trinaldo is able to score a takedown 1.08 times per 3 rds while John Makdessi takes his opponents to the mat 0.60 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Trinaldo connects on 3.09 strikes/min and is landing 44% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage you've got John Makdessi, who tags the opposition on 50% of his attempted strikes and connects on 5.43 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Brandon Moreno is set to meet Jussier Formiga. Formiga looks to add a victory to his career record of 23-6-0. The 34-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and stands 5' 5". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 67". Moreno stands in at 5' 7" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 16-5-1. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 70". Concerning grappling, Jussier Formiga is able to deflect 86% of the takedowns his opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 39% of his tries. Moreno is finishing his takedown tries on 43% of the attempts he tries and defends against 62% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Formiga is absorbing 2.23 strikes per minute and he is connecting on 1.38 strikes per minute. Moreno, in contrast, absorbs 3.24 strikes per minute and is dishing out 3.12 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nikita Krylov (+120)
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