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"The Miner"

Nikita Krylov

#8 Light Heavyweight Division • 27-7-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 11
    Wins by Knockout
  • 15
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 58% 58%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
345
Sig. Strikes Attempted
599
Grappling accuracy 38% 38%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
1
Takedowns Attempted
13
4.86
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.45
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.06
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.90
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
44
%
Sig. Str. Defense
53
%
Takedown Defense
0.63
Knockdown Ratio
05:55
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
165 (48%)
Clinch
122 (35%)
Ground
58 (17%)

Sig. Str. by target

61% 209 Head 24% 84 Body 15% 52 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
11 (41%)
DEC
1 (4%)
SUB
15 (56%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Donetsk, Ukraine
Trains at
Team Krylov
Fighting style
Karate
Age
28
Height
75.00
Weight
205.00
Octagon Debut
Sep. 01, 2013
Reach
77.50
Leg reach
44.50
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting in 2012. I really enjoyed it and it turns out that I’m quite good at it as well.

What ranks and titles have you held? Master of Sports of Ukraine in Kyokushin karate and hand-to-hand combat, Master of Sports in Submission Fighting, and 2013 ADCC Ukraine Champion.

Do you have any heroes? Al Capone, Ilya Mate, Igor Vovchanchyn.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The bird of happiness and I will not miss it!

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I’m currently enrolled at Donetsk Law Institute.

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve been fighting professionally straight out of high school.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Gladiator Fighting Championship 4-man single-night tournament winner

Favorite grappling technique: All kinds of leg locks

Favorite Striking technique: Spinning back kick

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ATLANTA, GA - JULY 30:  (R-L) Nikita Krylov kicks Ed Herman in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC 201 event on July 30, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)