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Is Nikita Krylov a top 10 contender?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by HendricksPunch, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. HendricksPunch Quick jab by Hendricks

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    LHW is low on the talent. Outside of the top 5, it's a battlefield. Krylov is quite clumsy but he has shown some skill tapping out black belts and he has great kicks. How far can he go? I think they should match him against Shogun.
     
  2. Kyler Ruxin Toxically Masculine Vegan Badass

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    If he's not top 10 yet, he should at least get a top 10 opponent. He's a very entertaining fighter, and that knockout was fucking sick last night. I hope he keeps doing good.
     
  3. Bmurray Black Belt

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    Some holes in his defense but I'm leaning toward yes
     
  4. Dart Feld Steel Belt

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    He'll probably be in the lower top 10 by the end of the year. I can't see him having much success against the top 5. His bottom game is still too raw to deal with the top control of DC, Glover, Bader, and OSP. He's still pretty hittable too. Physically he doesn't seem very strong for the division.

    I do enjoy his fights and that was a KOTY contender in his last one. He's young but he'd really have to turn a corner for me to think his ceiling is higher than that. I agree with the Shogun matchup next, Manuwa and Lil Nog would also be fine options.
     
  5. peterparker66 Black Belt

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    It's the HW division so my answer is yes
     
  6. Schoolboy Q Silver Belt

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    He's still pretty green, but I could see him cracking the top 10.
     
  7. Fedor Machida Banned Banned

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    I can see him being Bader. Maybe he gives up a round or two due to Bader's lay n' pray but he'll eventually find the sweet spot.
     
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    Rumble, Glover, Jones, DC

    After that the gap is pretty wide.

    Anyone can make noise if they're man enough to take it.
     
  9. fatlipjesus Banned Banned

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    I agree with most but he doesn't seem that weak for the division. When Herman was on top of him in round 1 it looked like Krylov practically just bench pressed threw him off.

    Either way he's still really young, doubt he's top 5 material yet but he's definitely a great prospect, along with Cirkunov and that Cutelaba guy that Cirkunov just beat (that guy's only 22 years old).
     
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    Like to see him get a top 10 opponent.
     
  12. thoughtsone Silver Belt

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    He is so goofy with his wins...I can't with any certainty say he isnt or is, he just keeps winning, even when he probably shouldnt. Its fun being a fan of his.
     
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    Shogun fight or bust!
     
  14. Big_Chief_Stove Silver Belt

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    Krylov has a bright future ahead of him.

    Krylov vs. Shogun seems like a good match.
     
  15. peterparker66 Black Belt

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    sorry missed the L
    and i don't think the LHW division is quite as deep as it used to be
     
  16. thoughtsone Silver Belt

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    Noooo because I just see Shogun losing via Krylovs Muay Thai...which makes no sense, but Krylov never makes sense.
     
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    He just beat Ed Herman what do you think? Not only that but Herman beat Glover so I'd argue he's top 5.
     
  18. TheHermit Purple Belt

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    this kid has thus far impressed. he maybe a tad green but he's showing a ton of potential. once he tightens his defense he could run among the top 5 of lhw. but, already, i could see him keeping his own against manuwa or bader..
     

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