UFC Betting Preview: Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann Odds, Analysis, and Pick
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- Feb 24, 2023, 3:52:16 AM
The upcoming Light Heavyweight bout between Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann is expected to be a thrilling affair. Both fighters are highly skilled and will be looking to make their mark in the division. In this article, we'll analyze the two fighters, look at the betting trends and public betting data, and make a prediction on who will come out on top.
Nikita Krylov comes into this fight with a 29-9-0 record. In his last fight, Krylov defeated Volkan Oezdemir via unanimous decision at UFC 280. Before that, he knocked out Alexander Gustafsson in just over a minute in July 2022. Krylov is a well-rounded fighter with a solid striking game and excellent submission skills. He has 10 wins by knockout and 16 wins by submission. Krylov's takedown defense is also impressive, which could prove crucial in this fight.
Ryan Spann has a 21-7-0 record and is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 281. Before that, he submitted Ion Cutelaba in the first round at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Rakic. Spann is a skilled striker with a 46% striking accuracy and a 35% takedown accuracy. He has six wins by knockout and seven wins by submission. Spann has shown that he can finish fights quickly, which could be a factor in this bout.
As of now, Nikita Krylov is the favorite, with odds of -170, while Ryan Spann is the underdog at +145. The over/under for this fight is set at 1.5 rounds, with the over at -150 and the under at +120.
Public Betting Data:
According to public betting data, the majority of the bets have been placed on Nikita Krylov to win. As of now, 70% of the bets have been placed on Krylov, while 30% have been placed on Spann.
This fight is expected to be a close one, with both fighters having the potential to finish the fight early. However, Nikita Krylov's well-rounded skillset and impressive takedown defense could give him the edge in this bout. We predict that Krylov will win via decision.
Pick: Nikita Krylov (-170)