Magomed Ankalaev will aim to continue his win streak at light heavyweight on February 27th, fighting Nikita Krylov on a UFC “Fight Night” card. The matchup was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN on Tuesday.
The fight joins a card that doesn’t have a confirmed location at the moment.
Ankalaev has been undefeated in his past few years of competition, putting together five-straight wins. His controversial win over Ion Cutelaba in February of 2020 was avenged in October, where Ankalaev put on a dominating performance to win the rematch as well.
Krylov returned to the win column in his last fight, defeating Johnny Walker via decision back in March. Krylov’s current UFC run has a record of two wins and two losses.
Krylov was scheduled to fight in October, although plans changed after his opponent, Volkan Oezdemir, withdrew due to injury.
The main event of UFC’s February 27th card is currently set to be a fight between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka. Here’s the lineup.
Bout 8: Dominick Reyes (12-2) vs. Jiri Prochazka (27-3-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Alonzo Menifield (9-2) vs. William Knight (9-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Alexis Davis (19-10) vs. Sabina Mazo (9-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Raphael Assuncao (27-8) vs. Raoni Barcelos (16-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Emily Whitmire (4-4) vs. Hannah Cifers (10-7) (Strawweight)
Bout 3: Randy Brown (12-4) vs. Alex Oliveria (22-9-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Alex Caceres (17-12) vs. Kevin Croom (21-12) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Nikita Krylov (27-7) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (14-1) (Light Heavyweight)