Check out former UFC fighter Nikita Krylov lighting up a former Bellator champion.
UFC fans were surprised when Nikita Krylov left the promotion last February. The young, exciting fighter had suffered a loss to Misha Cirkunov, but had won five bouts in a row before that and was primed to challenge the top guys in a thin division at some point. Instead, he ended up signing with Fight Nights Global and has plied his trade in Russia.
His first fight in the promotion was a 53-second submission win. His second fight came against Emanuel Newton, best known as a Bellator light heavyweight champion and the man that defeated King Mo Lawal twice.
This fight didn’t go to well for Newton, which you can see in the video below (via Twitter user Jolassanda):
Nikita Krylov KOs Emanuel Newton cold in 42 seconds (FNG) pic.twitter.com/qgJbABkUbu
— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) October 13, 2017
Krylov moved to 23-5 with the win, and has still never gone to a decision in his entire career. Newton (26-13-1) was stopped with strikes for the first time in almost 14 years (the last time was his debut fight against Brian Ebersole in 2003) and has now lost six out of his last seven fights overall.