Glover Teixeira (@1.9) vs Nikita Krylov (@1.83)

Our Prediction:

Nikita Krylov will win

Glover Teixeira – Nikita Krylov Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 22:00

However, he has displayed his warrior character in his last two fights submitting the extremely dangerous Karl Roberson and Ion Cutelaba. He has lost against the very best including Jon Jones, Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson as well as a disappointing decision to Corey Anderson back in July last year. Teixeira has had 17 UFC fights (12-5) fighting at the top of the light heavyweight heap the whole time.

Teixeira has proven his versatility over his career, as he lands accurate and powerful punches that allow him to fight standing up, mixes in leg kicks well, and he's a successful takedown artist with eight submission victories under his belt. It was Teixeiras second straight submission win, and his third straight finish in his last three victories overall. Teixeira is averaging 3.46 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 44 percent. Teixeira now looks to win three straight fights for the first time since 2015-16. Teixeira is coming off a second round submission victory that earned him performance of the night honors. Teixeira is averaging 2.09 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 40 percent. Teixeira has won seven of his last 10 fights and is coming off an April win over Ion Cutelaba. This will be Teixeiras second career fight in Canada. With a deep background in Kajukenbo, theres nothing Teixeira cant do in the octagon and hes far from your typical heavyweight who just throws haymakers and hopes to knock the lights out. Glover Teixeira enters this fight with a 29-7 record and has won 59 percent of his fights by knockout.

Marley predicted that Diaz's length and nonstop pace would overwhelm Pettis, and that's exactly what happened as the underdog dominated from the opening bell. The MMA analyst was also all over the co-main event at UFC 241, as he foresaw Nate Diaz (+110) returning from a three-year layoff and winning a unanimous decision against Anthony Pettis.

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However, Krylov can definitely focus on both setting them up with punches more often and choosing better targets. For example, against an Orthodox opponent in Teixeira, a right body kick is largely ineffective and could easily be caught. It is not necessary for Krylov to completing abandon his kicks; theyre a huge part of his game. Inside low kicks, outside calf kicks, high kicks on either side, front kicks up the middle all can and should be thrown with limited risk of a takedown.

Gaethje picks and predictions at SportsLine. You can see Marley's strong Cerrone vs. His opponent, the 36-year-old Cerrone, has seen a similar upward trajectory. But he rebounded with a flourish, stopping Mike Perry and Alexander Hernandez in impressive fashion before dominating Al Iaquinta in a five-round decision. The record-holder for UFC victories (22) appeared to be in the twilight of his career and perhaps headed toward release following a stretch in which he dropped four of five bouts.

On Saturday at UFC Fight Night Vancouver, he faces an opponent in Justin Gaethje who prides himself on derailing the dreams of his adversaries. Gaethje is a -190 favorite (risk $190 to win $100), while Cerrone is priced at +165 in the latest Gaethje vs. The 12-bout card takes place at Rogers Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the main UFC Fight Night 158 card slated for 8 p.m. Gaethje (20-2) is known for his merciless demeanor inside the octagon and somewhat callous manner outside of it. ET. In the co-main event, Nikita Krylov takes on Glover Teixeira (+100) in a light heavyweight fight. Before locking in your UFC Fight Night 158 picks and predictions, make sure you hear what SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley has to say. The lightweight contenders collide in the main event of UFC Fight Night 158. His goal is to get another one before his storied career comes to an end. He would love to improve his title shot prospects at UFC Vancouver at the expense of Cerrone (36-12-1), who holds several UFC records but never has hoisted a belt. Donald Cerrone has just one title fight among his record 30 UFC bouts. Cerrone odds.

Krylov throws a pretty ridiculous amount of power shots, and if he doesnt get clipped or taken down in the process, its hard to keep up with him. Keys to Victory: Krylov is an absolute wild man. The Ukrainian is a Master of Sports in both Kyokushin karate and hand-to-hand combat, and he generally wins fights by overwhelming foes with volume.

UFC Vancouver Clash: Teixeira Vs. Krylov!

In this fight with Glover Teixeira and Nikita Krylov, you will want to know how these two fighters measure up to one another. 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. 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. Regarding measurements, we should start by looking at Glover Teixeira who is 6'2", while the fighter standing across the Octagon stands 6'3". 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. 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. Teixeira has been around longer at 39 years of age while Krylov is the younger combatant in this fight at 27 years of age.

Thats just the first step, however, as Krylov must now prove he can do it more than once. As for Krylov, his latest victory was an important one, a sign that he could execute his strategy against a high-level Light Heavyweight. Miner has grown consistently over the years, so this is another test to see if hes finally ready for the divisions upper echelon.

At UFC Fight Night 158, we can tell you Marley is backing Antonio Carlos Junior (-210) to defeat Uriah Hall (+175) in a middleweight bout on the main card. Junior (10-3-1) saw a five-bout winning streak halted in his last fight with a decision loss to Ian Heinisch.

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Ranked 33rd among all athletes in the division and 345th among fighters in the UFC, Krylov completes 28.6% of his takedown attempts. Pettis by submission. At UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. With 271 significant strikes, he is ranked 204th among fighters in the UFC and 18th among all athletes in the division. Prior to that, Krylov lost in round 1 when he fought Misha Cirkunov at UFC 206: Holloway vs. In addition, Krylov is ranked 29th in the light heavyweight division and 350th among fighters in the UFC with a total of 2 takedowns. 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. Oleinik, he lost via submission in the second round when he fought Jan Blachowicz. 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 the light heavyweight division, he is 7th in strikes with 756 and 86th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Teixeira has a total of 17 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Danbury, CT native is 39 years old, weighs 205 lbs and is 6'2" tall. Glover Teixeira puts it on the line with 29 wins and 7 losses. He has a 76.0" reach and fights in the light heavyweight division. In his last time fighting, Teixeira stepped out of the ring with a win in round 2 against Ion Cutelaba by submission.