Nikita Krylov challenged Jan Blachowicz

Nikita Krylov challenged Jan Blachowicz

Having dealt with the American Ryan Spann in the first round, in the next fight Nikita Krylov would like to avenge the early defeat that he suffered almost five years ago in the confrontation with Jan Blachowicz.

“Yes, it could be a rematch, but I would rather fight Blachowicz than Ankalaev,” Shakhtar said at a press conference after UFC Fight Night 221. “I can’t say that Ankalaev is my friend, but we We communicate normally with him, I respect him, and a fight with Blachowicz would be more preferable for me than a fight with Ankalaev. Moreover, they fought plus or minus on equal terms in their previous fight, so there is no difference.

However, in the next six months, the Russian light heavyweight has no plans to return to the octagon.

“I’ve done several training camps in a row, I’ve put a lot of energy into it, and I need to rest – recover and heal injuries. It would be nice to come back in the autumn”

The fight between Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann, which became the third most important event of the event, ended at 3:38 of the first round with the victory of the Russian by triangle choke.