Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann set to headline Feb. 25 UFC event


Light heavyweights Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann will face off in a five-round main event on the upcoming UFC card scheduled for February 25.

Several people familiar with the promotion’s plans confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Friday. MMA junkie originally broke the news.

Both fighters have numbers next to their names in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, with Krylov ranked 11th and Spann 12th.

Krylov currently has two consecutive victories in his last two fights, including a unanimous decision over former title contender Volkan Oezdemir in his last fight at UFC 280 in October. Overall, Krylov has led 3-2 in his last five fights, including additional victories over Alexander Gustafsson and Johnny Walker.

Meanwhile, Spann is looking to build on the momentum he built after a stunning first-round knockout over Dominick Reyes at UFC 281. It was Spann’s third win in his last four fights, with all three victories coming by knockout or submission.

Spann is now looking to continue his rise through the ranks against the all-around fighter Krylov, with the light heavyweights headlining the tournament in February.

There is currently no information on where the event on February 25th will take place.

Mike Heck contributed to this report.