UFC Fight Night 158: Glover Teixeira vs. Nikita Krylov Live Stream
In the co-headliner of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 158 battle card from Vancouver, two top-15 light heavyweights do fight. One of those warriors is a previous UFC light heavyweight title challenger. The other is a man who presently can’t seem to go all the way in 31 genius battles.
The ex-title challenger is Glover Teixeira. The Brazilian is surrounding 40 and has been a professional since 2002. Regardless of the miles he has put on his body, Teixeira is positioned No. 9 in the division. After a six-battle keep running somewhere in the range of 2016 and 2018 where he went 3-3, Teixeira is falling off two accommodation triumphs. His latest battle, an April prevail upon Ion Cutelaba scored him an “Execution of the Night” reward. The $50,000 reward was his first spot-battle reward since he and Alexander Gustafsson put on a “Battle of the Night” in 2017.
The man who has never heard the last horn since he started battling in 2012 is Nikita Krylov. The 27-year-old from Ukraine had a nine-battle keep running with the UFC somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2016. During those three years, Krylov went 6-3. He left the advancement in 2017 to get some understanding. While outside the advancement, Krylov went 4-0 with four completions. He won the Fight Night Global heavyweight title in 2018 preceding coming back to the UFC. Krylov is 1-1 since returning to the advancement. He’s falling off an accommodation prevail upon Ovince Saint Preux in April.
You can likely figure that Krylov hopes to complete battles ahead of schedule since he’s never taken care of business. That could be an issue against somebody as experienced as Teixeira, who has battled the best the light heavyweight division brings to the table throughout the years. I expect that Teixeira will enable his rival to consume himself out over the first round or somewhere in the vicinity and after that search for a completion. Teixeira, who is a dark belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, has eight accommodation wins to oblige 17 knockouts. I expect his range of abilities to convey the day in this matchup.
UFC Fight Night 158 happens Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The whole card streams on ESPN+. The prelims start at 5 p.m. ET, trailed by the fundamental card at 8 p.m. ET.