Johnny Walker vs. Nikita Krylov – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Johnny Walker vs. Nikita Krylov fight preview

UFC Fight Night 170: Lee vs. Oliveira is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Johnny Walker will take on Nikita “The Miner” Krylov in the Light Heavyweight bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 170 card.

In this post, we will break down Johnny Walker vs. Nikita Krylov matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 29-year-old, Johnny Walker is coming in with a 17-4-0 record. Walker will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Corey Anderson at UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz in November.

Krylov, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision loss against Glover Teixeira on November 2, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje and holds a 26-7-0 record.

Johnny Walker vs. Nikita Krylov
6′ 6″
6′ 3″
205 lbs.
205 lbs.

Johnny Walker has an orthodox fighting stance with a 82″ reach. The 29-year-old, Nikita Krylov is an orthodox fighter with a 77″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Walker comes in with 69% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 5.17 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Krylov fires at 57% accuracy, landing about 4.86 significant strikes per minute. Johnny Walker also has a 100% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.75 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Krylov’s 1.06 takedowns and 52% takedown accuracy.

Nikita spent on average 5:55 minutes in the Octagon and Johnny has an average fight time of 3:59 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 170 is live in , who do you think will win, Johnny or Nikita? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 170: Lee vs. Oliveira
March 14, 2020
Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Johnny Walker vs. Nikita Krylov

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