UFC Vegas 70 Predictions: Krylov vs. Spann

The UFC returns to the Apex in Las Vegas for the second week in a row, bringing a twelve-bout Fight Night card.

In the main event, ranked Light Heavyweight contenders clash as veteran finisher Nikita Krylov takes on the explosive Ryan Spann. Andre Muniz and Brendan Allen lock horns in the co-main event in a Middleweight bout sure to delight grappling fans.

I’m once again dropping my full predictions slate, including the six prelim fights.

Main Card

Nikita Krylov (29-9) vs. Ryan Spann (21-7) (LHW)

Our main event features two Light Heavyweight finishers unnaccustomed to going the distance. Krylov is an offensive machine, but often puts himself in harm’s way, leaving his neck open on takedown entries or letting his opponent have room to work on the mat. Spann is a powerful athelete who relies heavily on his explosiveness, though it has shone through in highlight reel finishes of Misha Cirkunov and Dominick Reyes. However, his durability is a concern. While both fighters have showed cardio issues across their career, I give the slight edge to Krylov, who kepty a high wrestling pace up against Johnny Walker across the full 15 minutes. The pick is for Krylov to find the chin of Spann before the midway point of the bout, though I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if Spann caught a nasty submission off a lackadaiscal takedown entry from Krylov. If you’re a bettor, go with violence in this one.

My Pick: Nikita Krylov via Knockout

Andre Muniz (23-4) vs. Brendan Allen (20-5) (MW)

My Pick: Brendan Allen via Decision

Augusto Sakai (15-5-1) vs. Don’Tale Mayes (9-4) (HW)

My Pick: Augusto Sakai via Decision

Tatiana Suarez (8-0) vs. Montana De La Rosa (12-7-1) (FLW)

My Pick: Tatiana Suarez via Knockout

Mike Malott (8-1-1) vs. Yohan Lainesse (9-1) (WW)

My Pick: Mike Malott via Submission

Erick Gonzalez (14-7) vs. Trevor Peek (7-0) (WW)

My Pick: Trevor Peek via Knockout


Gabriella Fernandes (8-1) vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (7-2) (FLW)

My Pick: Gabriella Fernandes via Submission

Jordan Leavitt (10-2) vs. Victor Martinez (13-4) (LW)

My Pick: Jordan Leavitt via Submission

Ode’ Osbourne (11-5) vs. Charles Johnson (13-3) (FLW)

My Pick: Charles Johnson via Knockout

Joe Solecki (12-3) vs. Carl Deaton III (17-5) (LW)

My Pick: Joe Solecki via Submission

Nurullo Aliev (8-0) vs. Rafael Alves (20-11) (LW)

My Pick: Nurullo Aliev via Decision

Hailey Cowan (7-2) vs. Ailin Perez (7-2) (BW)

My Pick: Hailey Cowan via Decision

The prelims kick off at 4 PM EST with the main card live at 7 PM!

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