UFC Fight Night 220 Picks - Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann Prediction

Ryan Spann vs Nikita Krylov

UFC: Saturday, February 24th at 7:00 PM

The Line -- Ryan Spann +145 / Nikita Krylov -170 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann face off on Saturday in a light heavyweight showdown for the main event of UFC Fight Night 220 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. 

Krylov vs Spann Odds

Nikita Krylov comes into this fight sitting as the favorite at -170 while Ryan Spann is the underdog sitting at +145. 

Nikita Krylov Betting Preview

Nikita Krylov comes into this fight with a 29-9 record overall and he has won two fights in a row. In his last fight against Volkan Oezdemir in October of 2022 he was able to win by unanimous decision. He had seven takedowns in that fight, and outstruck Oezdemir 57-42. He is averaging 4.45 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.50 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 2.11 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 35 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 53 percent of his opponents takedown attempts. Two fights ago against Alexander Gustafsson, he was able to win by knockout. 

Ryan Spann Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Ryan Spann who sits with a 21-7 record overall and he has won two fights in a row. Spann’s last fight came against Dominick Reyes and he was able to win by knockout. It was only a minute and 20 seconds into the fight that he was by knockout. Spann is averaging 3.42 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.42 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 1.46 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 36 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 50 percent of his opponents takedown attempts. He is also averaging 1.8 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

Shane’s Free Pick

These are two flawed fighters, but it should still make for a very entertaining fight. Krylov at times can get caught, but Spann’s chin is weaker, and he’s going to struggle here. I also don’t trust the cardio for Spann and that is going to be the difference here as Krylov is going to get the job done. He might not win the fight by knockout, but he’s going to do enough to secure the win. Back Krylov on the money line.

Shane’s Pick Nikita Krylov ML -170

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