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Ukraine’s Nikita Krylov earns 8th UFC win, decisions Brazil’s Johnny Walker at ‘UFC Fight Night 170’ in Brasilia

Nikita Krylov, Johnny Walker (©UFC)

Nikita Krylov, Johnny Walker (©UFC)

Nikita “The Miner” Krylov, 27, of Donetsk, Ukraine was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 170,” which was also called “UFC on ESPN+ 28.” It was the Ukrainian mixed martial artist’s eighth victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 12 MMA bouts, the UFC held “UFC Fight Night 170” at the Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília, Federal District, Brazil  on March 14, 2020. In the ninth bout of the evening, Krylov competed in the light heavyweight division against Johnny Walker, 27, of Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mike Beltran served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the light heavyweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges.

One of the judges saw it 30-17. The other two both scored it 29-28.

In the end, Beltran raised the hand of Krylov. The Ukrainian MMA fighter was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Losing to Krylov downgraded the professional MMA record of Walker to 17 wins and 5 losses. It was the Brazilian MMA fighter’s second loss in the UFC.

On the other hand, Krylov now has 27 wins and 7 losses. It was his 13th UFC bout.

Including Brazil and Ukraine, 12 countries were represented at “UFC Fight Night 170.” The others were Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Sweden, the United States and Venezuela.

Krylov was one of the two representatives of Ukraine. Walker was one of the 12 hometown fighters.

In the main event of the evening, Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira, 30, of Guarua, Sao Paulo, Brazil submitted Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee, 27, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA via guillotine choke. They battled it out at a catch weight of 158.5 lbs with Mike Beltran as the referee.

Gilbert “Durinho” Burns, 33, of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil knocked out Demian Maia, 42, of Santana de Parnaiba, Sao Paulo via punches in a welterweight contest, which was the co-main event. Osiris Maia was the third man in the octagon.

Before “UFC Fight Night 170,” Krylov defeated seven opponents in the UFC. They were Walt Harris, Cody Donovan, Stanislav Nedkov, Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Francimar Barroso, Ed Herman and Ovince St. Preux.

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