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UFC Fight Night 87 fight card: Nikita Krylov vs Francimar Barroso full fight preview

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Nikita Krylov and Francimar Barroso will battle this Sunday (May 8, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 87 inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In a match up of rising finisher and veteran, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweights Nikita Krylov and Francimar Barroso will throw down this Sunday (May 8, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 87 inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

After opening his career by losing two of his first three in disappointing fashion, most expected Krylov to wash out of the UFC quickly. However, “Al Capone” has instead rattled off a three-fight win streak and finished each of his opponents inside a round.

Meanwhile, Barroso has struggled to fight consistently inside the cage, winning three of four bouts across nearly four years inside the UFC. Hopefully, this bout — which is just a few months later from his last win — will help change that.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both athletes:

Nikita Krylov
Record: 19-4
Key Wins: Walt Harris (UFC on FOX 10), Stanislav Nedkov (UFC on FOX 14), Marcos Rogerio de Lima (UFC Fight Night 69)
Key Losses: Ovince Saint Preux (UFC 171)
Keys to Victory: Nikita is a highly aggressive and athletic Light Heavyweight. It’s a bit difficult to get a read on his unpredictable skills, but it seems that Nikita has a lot of technical tools from his martial arts background and is learning to fully utilize them inside the Octagon.

It’s strange to say, but at this point, Krylov seems to be a fairly well-rounded fighter. There’s still some flaws to his game, no doubt, but in the big picture Krylov is a hard-hitting striker, dangerous submission threat, and has recently proven his wrestling to be up to par.

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