Volkan Oezdemir vs. Nikita Krylov – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir will take on Nikita “The Miner” Krylov in the Light Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 280 card.

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

The 33-year-old, Volkan Oezdemir is coming in with a 18-6-0 record. Oezdemir will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall in July.

Krylov, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Alexander Gustafsson on July 23, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall and holds a 28-9-0 record.

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Nikita Krylov
33
Age
30
6′ 2″
Height
6′ 3″
205 lbs.
Weight
205 lbs.
75″
Reach
77″
18-6-0
Record
28-9-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Volkan Oezdemir has an orthodox fighting stance with a 75″ reach. The 30-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.

Volkan Oezdemir:
→ Oezdemir’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Oezdemir lands 4.76 significant strikes per minute.
→ Oezdemir’s takedown accuracy is 23%.
→ Oezdemir’s takedown average is 0.4 per 15 minutes.
→ Oezdemir’s takedown defense is 86%.

Oezdemir comes in with 47% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.76 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Krylov fires at 56% accuracy, landing about 4.55 significant strikes per minute. Volkan Oezdemir also has a 23% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.4 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Krylov’s 1.41 takedowns and 54% takedown accuracy.

Nikita Krylov:
→ Krylov’s striking accuracy is 56%.
→ Krylov lands 4.55 significant strikes per minute.
→ Krylov’s takedown accuracy is 35%.
→ Krylov’s takedown average is 1.41 per 15 minutes.
→ Krylov’s takedown defense is 54%.

Nikita spent on average 6:38 minutes in the Octagon and Volkan has an average fight time of 10:16 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 280 is live in , who do you think will win, Volkan or Nikita? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Date
October 22, 2022
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Nikita Krylov

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