Nikita Krylov vs Ryan Spann Pick, 2/25/2023 Predictions UFC Vegas 70 Odds
Nikita Krylov vs Ryan Spann
UFC Vegas 70
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Nikita Krylov will take on Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 70 on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The opener has Krylov priced at -170 while Spann is at +145.
Nikita "The Miner" Krylov walks into the cage holding a mark of 29-9-0. The 30-year-old weighs 205 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 77". Ryan "Superman" Spann measures 6'5" and weighs in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 21-7-0. The 31-year-old reaches 79". In terms of significant strikes, Nikita Krylov is landing 4.45 per minute and Ryan Spann connects on 3.42 significant strikes per min. Krylov is connecting on 55% of the significant strikes he attempts and Spann connects on 44%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "The Miner" allows 2.50 significant strikes per min and "Superman" allows 3.42. Krylov also stops 44% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Spann curbs 48% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 70||Nikita Krylov||Ryan Spann|
|Average Fight Time||7:07||4:39|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.45||3.42|
When it comes to wrestling, Nikita Krylov is the more apt wrestler as he takes his opponents down 2.11 times per 15 minutes. Krylov is taking his opponents to the canvas on 35% of his tries and thwarting 53% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Spann is taking his opponents to the canvas on 35% of the takedowns he tries and stuffing 50% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding submission attempts, Krylov is not as skilled of a technician by going for 1.2 finishes per 3 rounds while Spann looks to get 1.8 finishes per 3 rounds.
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The last time he fought, Nikita Krylov faced Volkan Oezdemir and took home the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Oezdemir ended up landing 108 of 157 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Krylov walked away from this fight having landed 171 of 251 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Oezdemir landed 42 of 81, which means his percentage was 51%. He ended up landing 35 of 72 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Krylov landed 47% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 57 of 121. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 42 of 100 to the head. 80% of the significant strikes connected on by Oezdemir and 66% of them landed by Krylov were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Ryan Spann, he went up against Dominick Reyes and wound up getting the win by a punch to the head in round 1. Reyes ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Spann connected on 87% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Spann ended up connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 8 of 17. He ended up connecting on 7 of 16 significant strikes aimed at the head. Reyes landed 5 of 12 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up landing 1 of 8 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Reyes was 5 of 12 and Spann landed 8 of 17 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Andre Muniz opposes Brendan Allen. Muniz will be looking to add a victory to his record of 23-4-0. The 33-year-old weighs 185 lbs and measures in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 78". Allen comes in at 6'2" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 20-5-0. The 27-year-old extends his reach 75". In terms of takedowns, Andre Muniz takes his opponents to the mat 3.71 times per 3 rds and Brendan Allen is averaging a takedown 1.31 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Muniz is landing 1.91 strikes/min and lands 55% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Brendan Allen, who connects on 55% of his attempted strikes and is landing 3.99 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Don'Tale Mayes is set to square up against Augusto Sakai. Sakai steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 15-5-1. The 31-year-old is fighting at 265 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Mayes measures 6'6" and weighs 260 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 9-4-0 (1 NC). The 31-year-old stretches 81". Regarding takedowns, Augusto Sakai thwarts 54% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents to the mat on 33% of his tries. Mayes is finishing his takedowns on 53% of his attempts and defends against 57% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Sakai is taking 4.07 strikes/min while he lands 4.73 per minute. Mayes, in contrast, absorbs 3.84 strikes/min and deals 3.65 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nikita Krylov (-170)
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