Nikita Krylov is a mixed martial artist of Ukrainian and Russian descent who represents his country in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Since 2012, The 6'3'' tall artist has been competing professionally, most recently for M-1 Global.
Who Is Nikita Krylov Dating?
As per Pimiso, Nikita Krylov has been in a committed relationship with Katerina Obrazrsova for a long time. The pair haven't tied the knot.
The lovebirds have a kid together named Dobrynia Krylov. Their son was born in 2017.
Nikita Krylov Net Worth
The approximate net worth of Nikita Krylov is around $1.7 million. He makes his fortune through his professional career.
Krylov has achieved the title of black belt in Kyokushin Karate under the Master of Sports of Ukraine. Additionally, he had been recognized for his achievements in the hand-to-hand combat competitions held by the Army. Nikita had a good standing as a submission fighter at Master of Sports.
Nikita Krylov Wiki/Bio
On March 7, 1992, Nikita Krylov was born in Krasnyi Luch, Luhansk, Ukraine. He started his training in Kyokushin Karate when he was ten years old, following in the footsteps of his father, who was a successful participant in the sport. In the year 2012, Krylov made the crossover to mixed martial arts.
At his first fight, which took place on July 27, 2012, at West Fight 4 in Donetsk, Ukraine, Krylov defeated Alexander Umrikhin through a technical knockout. In the subsequent five months, he won an additional eleven fights-ten via submission and one via technical knockout-before losing via submission to Vladimir Mishchenko at Oplot Challenge 22 on December 29.
After two wins in a Gladiators Fighting Challenge tournament in Donetsk on January 19, 2013, Nikita rematched Mishchenko on March 8 at Oplot Challenge 40; an arm-triangle choke again submitted him. One month later, he won the fight against Gabriel Tampu via technical knockout at M-1 Challenge 38 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Krylov, with a record of 15–2, was signed by the UFC and made his debut on the same night as Soa Palelei at UFC 164. He fought Walt Harris in the opening battle of UFC on Fox 7 on January 25, 2014, marking his comeback to the sport.
Following the victory, Nikita expressed his interest in competing in the light heavyweight division for his subsequent match. On March 15, 2015, at UFC 171, he competed against Ovince Saint Preux in his maiden fight in the light heavyweight division after replacing Thiago Silva.
The fight between Krylov and Cody Donovan took place on July 19, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 46. In the dying seconds of the first round, he knocked out his opponent for a technical knockout victory. His subsequent bout, which took place at UFC on Fox 14 on January 24, 2015, was against Stanislav Nedkov. Some speculation was that Krylov would square off against Marcos Rogério de Lima on June 20, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 69.
Nikita and Jimi Manuwa were rumoured to take place at UFC Fight Night 84 on February 27, 2016, but it was ultimately scrapped. Despite this, Manuwa was forced to withdraw from the fight in late December due to an injury, the nature of which has not been divulged. The battle between Krylov and Francimar Barroso occurred on May 8, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 87.
On July 30, 2016, at UFC 201, Krylov competed against Ed Herman. On February 17, 2017, it was stated, which came as a surprise to some people, that Nikita had been released from his contract with the UFC. He explained his departure from the organization later, stating that he had decided not to re-sign his contract. Krylov said that he enjoyed competing in other places to improve his talents and to be able to fight in locations that were more convenient to his home in Ukraine.
After competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Nikita signed a multi-fight contract with the promotion of Eurasia Fight Nights (EFN)/Fight Nights Global. On June 2, 2017, he was scheduled to make his promotional debut against Emanuel Newton, who had previously held the title of Bellator Light heavyweight Champion. Fight Nights Global 68 was the venue for the event.
Despite this, Newton was eventually removed from the card, and Stjepan Bekavac was added. At 53 seconds into the first round, Krylov won the bout by forcing his opponent to submit due to a guillotine choke.
After that, Krylov competed against Maro Perak on August 26, 2017, for the Donbas Association of Combat Sports promotion. This fight was his first bout outside of his current promotion. Nikita knocked out his opponent with a technical knockout at the beginning of the second round.
Back in Fight Nights Global, the fight between Nikita and Emanuel Newton, the former light heavyweight champion of Bellator, was rescheduled to take place on October 13, 2017, at Fight Nights Global 77. He knocked out his opponent with a knee strike 43 seconds into the first round, earning him the victory.
On May 19, 2018, Krylov competed for the FNG light heavyweight title against the champion, Fabio Maldonado, who was also a former fighter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) at Fight Nights Global 87. He knocked out his opponent in the second round to win the fight.
Late in June 2018, the president of Fight Nights Global, Kamil Gadzhiev, announced that the promotion had freed Krylov from his contract to allow him to negotiate a new contract with the UFC.
Quick Facts - Nikita Krylov
- Nikita Krylov's nickname is The Miner.
- His height is 6 ft 3 inches, and his weight is 93 kg.
- He is active on Instagram and has 83.9k followers.
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Nikita Krylov Affairs
Affair with Katerina Obrazrsova
Nikita Krylov has been in a committed relationship with Katerina Obrazrsova for a long time. The pair haven't tied the knot.Â