Nikita Krylov has a penchant for finishing fights. | Ryan O’Leary/Sherdog.com
A light heavyweight clash between Nikita Krylov and Marcos Rogerio de Lima that was originally scheduled for June 27 will now go down at UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon on Aug. 23.
Promotion officials recently announced the rebooked matchup, which was initially postponed due to visa issues. UFC Fight Night "Holloway vs. Oliveira" takes place at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and is headlined by a key featherweight tilt between Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira.
Krylov, who debuted in the Octagon at heavyweight, has found success at 205 pounds. After falling to Ovince St. Preux in his first light heavyweight appearance, the 23-year-old Ukrainian has scored back-to-back first-round stoppages of Cody Donovan and Stanislav Nedkov. Krylov is 18-4 overall, with all of his victories coming via knockout or submission.
Lima has been similarly dangerous of late, as he knocked out Richardson Moreira in 20 seconds in his UFC debut before stopping Igor Pokrajac 1:59 into the opening frame at UFC Fight Night “Machida vs. Dollaway” this past December. Ten of “Pezao’s” 13 career triumphs have come via knockout or technical knockout.