By Nolan King |
February 27, 2021 10: 20 pm
It wasn’t the prettiest, but Magomed Ankalaev saved on rolling Saturday in Las Vegas.
Russia’s Ankalaev (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) defeated Ukraine’s Nikita Krylov (27-8 MMA, 8-6 UFC) with a unanimous option (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Struggle Night 186.
The sunshine heavyweight bout used to be the co-fundamental event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It streamed on ESPN+.
Round 1 used to be per chance essentially the most filled with Krylov’s profession. Identified for his sporadically successive wins and losses, Krylov utilized a smartly-rounded attack to maintain Ankalaev at bay. After some clinch grappling, Krylov stumbled on success in attend-and-forth exchanges on the feet.
However in the second spherical, Ankalaev stumbled on his skill. After a handful of exchanges on the feet, Ankalaev stumbled on his range and landed some shots. He then dragged the fight to the canvas, the place he managed Krylov for plenty of the spherical.
In Round 3, Ankalaev resorted to the game belief that stumbled on him success in Round 2. Within the future of the opening two minutes, Ankalaev dragged Krylov to the mat. From top station, Ankalaev grinded out the rest of the fight in a option-sealing switch.
With the victory, Ankalaev extended his winning glide to six. Entering UFC Struggle Night 186, Ankalaev had defeated Ion Cutelaba by strikes in attend-to-attend outings. The Russian gentle heavyweight’s lone pro loss came to Paul Craig in his UFC debut, when he used to be submitted in the final second of a fight he had largely dominated.
As for Krylov, the loss is his third in his previous five fights. He used to be done in two of three of these defeats.
Up-to-the-minute UFC Struggle Night 186 results encompass:
- Magomed Ankalaev def. Nikita Krylov by device of unanimous option (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Montana De La Rosa vs. Mayra Bueno Silva declared majority plan (28-27 Silva, 28-28, 28-28)
- Pedro Munhoz def. Jimmie Rivera by device of unanimous option (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Alex Caceres def. Kevin Croom by device of unanimous option (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
- Thiago Moises def. Alexander Hernandez by device of unanimous option (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Alexis Davis def. Sabina Mazo by device of unanimous option (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Ronnie Lawrence def. Vince Cachero by device of TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2: 38
- Dustin Jacoby def. Maxim Grishin by device of unanimous option (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)