Glover Teixeira (@1.9) vs Nikita Krylov (@1.83)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Nikita Krylov will win

Glover Teixeira – Nikita Krylov Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 22:00

When it comes to strike accuracy, Glover Teixeira is sitting at 241st among UFC fighters and 37th in the light heavyweight division connecting on 53.1% of the shots he attempts. He is sitting at 9th in the division and 99th among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 469. He also has a total of 19 takedowns which has him at 81st among UFC fighters and 7th in the light heavyweight division. Teixeira completes 47.5% of his takedown tries which has him at 163rd among UFC fighters and 17th in the division. Of those significant strikes, 405 of them were aimed at the head while 61 of them were pointed at the midsection which has him at 6th and 13th respectively in the division.

However, he has displayed his warrior character in his last two fights submitting the extremely dangerous Karl Roberson and Ion Cutelaba. He has lost against the very best including Jon Jones, Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson as well as a disappointing decision to Corey Anderson back in July last year. Teixeira has had 17 UFC fights (12-5) fighting at the top of the light heavyweight heap the whole time.

At UFC Fight Night 158, we can tell you Marley is backing Antonio Carlos Junior (-210) to defeat Uriah Hall (+175) in a middleweight bout on the main card. Junior (10-3-1) saw a five-bout winning streak halted in his last fight with a decision loss to Ian Heinisch.

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Krylov throws a pretty ridiculous amount of power shots, and if he doesnt get clipped or taken down in the process, its hard to keep up with him. Keys to Victory: Krylov is an absolute wild man. The Ukrainian is a Master of Sports in both Kyokushin karate and hand-to-hand combat, and he generally wins fights by overwhelming foes with volume.

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Teixeira has proven his versatility over his career, as he lands accurate and powerful punches that allow him to fight standing up, mixes in leg kicks well, and he's a successful takedown artist with eight submission victories under his belt. It was Teixeiras second straight submission win, and his third straight finish in his last three victories overall. Teixeira is averaging 3.46 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 44 percent. Teixeira now looks to win three straight fights for the first time since 2015-16. Teixeira is coming off a second round submission victory that earned him performance of the night honors. Teixeira is averaging 2.09 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 40 percent. Teixeira has won seven of his last 10 fights and is coming off an April win over Ion Cutelaba. This will be Teixeiras second career fight in Canada. With a deep background in Kajukenbo, theres nothing Teixeira cant do in the octagon and hes far from your typical heavyweight who just throws haymakers and hopes to knock the lights out. Glover Teixeira enters this fight with a 29-7 record and has won 59 percent of his fights by knockout.

With his 40th birthday quickly approaching, Teixeira has been forced to change his approach to combat. On the other hand, 27-year-old Krylov is one of those young fighters with great potential who still limits himself. However, Miner did pick up the biggest win of his career last time out in a fairly composed performance, so perhaps hes ready to make the most of his talents. Instead, Teixeira has been relying far more on his grappling, which has resulted in three wins in his previous four attempts. Despite pretty strong skills in all areas, Krylov does have a tendency to get overwhelmed on the mat seemingly more to mental errors than anything else. Hes no longer the iron chin bruiser who fearlessly stepped into the pocket at every opportunity.

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Thats just the first step, however, as Krylov must now prove he can do it more than once. As for Krylov, his latest victory was an important one, a sign that he could execute his strategy against a high-level Light Heavyweight. Miner has grown consistently over the years, so this is another test to see if hes finally ready for the divisions upper echelon.

However, Krylov can definitely focus on both setting them up with punches more often and choosing better targets. For example, against an Orthodox opponent in Teixeira, a right body kick is largely ineffective and could easily be caught. It is not necessary for Krylov to completing abandon his kicks; theyre a huge part of his game. Inside low kicks, outside calf kicks, high kicks on either side, front kicks up the middle all can and should be thrown with limited risk of a takedown.

Marley predicted that Diaz's length and nonstop pace would overwhelm Pettis, and that's exactly what happened as the underdog dominated from the opening bell. The MMA analyst was also all over the co-main event at UFC 241, as he foresaw Nate Diaz (+110) returning from a three-year layoff and winning a unanimous decision against Anthony Pettis.

Krylov is just as effective in the clinch and also has a strong ground and pound where hes landed 17 percent of his strikes. Krylov has won 10 of his last 12 fights and is coming off an April win over Ovince Saint Preux. Krylov is a tough Ukraine fighter with a proven chin and a powerful standup striking game where he mixes in his leg kicks and knees well. Nikita Krylov enters this fight with a 25-6 record and has won 60 percent of his fights by submission. Krylov has won five of his seven career fights that have made it past the first round. This will be Krylovs third career fight in Canada. Krylov is coming off a second round submission victory of his own, keeping his streak intact of all 25 of his wins being finishes. Krylov is averaging 0.80 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 33 percent. Krylov is averaging 5.32 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 59 percent. While his striking cant be ignored, Krylov is a proven wrestler with 15 submission victories and is extremely dangerous once he gets his opponents back, as now six of his wins have finished via the rear-naked choke.

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In the light heavyweight division, he is 7th in strikes with 756 and 86th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Teixeira has a total of 17 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Danbury, CT native is 39 years old, weighs 205 lbs and is 6'2" tall. Glover Teixeira puts it on the line with 29 wins and 7 losses. He has a 76.0" reach and fights in the light heavyweight division. In his last time fighting, Teixeira stepped out of the ring with a win in round 2 against Ion Cutelaba by submission.