Nikita Krylov vs Ryan Spann Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 70 (Krylov Survives Hard-Hitting Affair)

Devon Platana
Nikita Krylov vs Ryan Spann betting preview for UFC Vegas 70, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Nikita Krylov vs Ryan Spann betting preview for UFC Vegas 70, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photo/Michael Zarrilli

Krylov vs Spann Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC Vegas 70 — Main Event Light Heavyweight Bout
Nikita Krylov (29-9, 12 KOs) vs. Ryan Spann (21-7, 6 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 7 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Las Vegas, Nevada
Coverage: ESPN+

Krylov vs Spann Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC Vegas 70 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Nikita Krylov: (-186)
- Ryan Spann: (+144)

Method of Victory:
- Krylov by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Krylov by Points: (TBD)
- Krylov by Submission: (TBD)
- Spann by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Spann by Points: (TBD)
- Spann by Submission: (TBD)

Krylov vs Spann Prediction

Both fighters have had similar levels of recent success ahead of UFC Vegas 70. Nikita Krylov has back-to-back victories over Alexander Gustafsson (by KO) and Volkan Oezdemir (by unanimous decision) in his latest outings. Meanwhile, Ryan Spann has also won his last two fights, submitting Ion Cutelaba before knocking out Dominick Reyes.

As for which fighter will extend his winning streak, I'm siding with Krylov. The 30-year-old averages more significant strikes per minute (4.45) with better accuracy (55%) than Spann (3.42 and 44%, respectively). On top of that, Krylov absorbs nearly one less significant strike per minute than Spann (2.50 vs. 3.42).

With Krylov also being better at countering than Spann, it's hard not to side with him winning this weekend.

Winner: Nikita Krylov

Krylov vs Spann Best Bet

Unfortunately, the moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Krylov outright win at -186 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC Vegas 70 for more playable options.

Bet: Nikita Krylov to Win (-186)

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