This co-main event at UFC Fight Night 158 sees No. 8 ranked Light-Heavyweight Glover Teixeira taking on experienced Ukrainian Nikita Krylov. With 68 pro MMA fights between them, this pair definitely know their way around the cage.
Glover Teixeira Vs Nikita Krylov takes place on the UFC Fight Night 158 card on Saturday, 14th of September 2019. The Rogers Arena in Vancouver is more used to staging Ice Hockey than cage fights, but on Saturday the UFC will take over for one big night of fights shown live on BT Sport.
From: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Fight History: Record (29-7-0) – Glover Teixeira has endured his share of injury lately, but after landing two submission victories in recent fights, he looks set for another run toward a title contender spot.
From: Donetsk, Ukraine
Fight History: Record (25-6-0) – Nikita Krylov has fought in various promotions and has enjoyed mixed UFC success, but beating Teixeira is a big name which could raise his stock and earn him a shot at something bigger.
Glover Teixeira has had his fair share of injury problems, hold ups and tough luck in recent years, but the popular veteran Brazilian has enjoyed two confidence boosting submission victories against inferior opposition in his last two fights.
Nikita Krylov may be 12 younger than his rival, but he’s just about as experienced with his 26-6-0 record and is a solid all-rounder.
The bookmakers cannot split this pair on UFC betting odds with both trading at 10/11 (1.91) with Betfred. Perhaps the best bet is on Glover Teixeira to win at a top price of 1/1 (2.00) at Betway Sports.