"The Miner"


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Light Heavyweight
Height: 6' 3"
Reach: 77"
Leg reach: 44.50
Weight: 205 lbs.
Team: Vale Tudo MMA Academy
Nationality: Donetsk, Ukraine
Age: 30


Wins by KO: 11
Wins by submission: 15



Significant Strikes Attempted: 967
Significant Strikes Landed: 539


Takedowns Attempted: 48
Takedowns Landed: 1


Nikita Krylov, better known as “The Miner”, is a Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was born on August 15, 1992, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.


At an early age, Nikita began training in various martial arts disciplines such as judo, sambo and Muay Thai. He eventually made his professional MMA debut at only 17 years old and quickly developed into one of the most exciting young fighters to watch. He has since become one of the most successful fighters from Russia to ever compete in the UFC and currently holds a record of 25-5-1.


In 2013, Nikita signed with the UFC and quickly gained recognition for his aggressive style of fighting that often ends with spectacular finishes. His first notable win came against former title challenger Ovince St Preux which made him the first fighter from Russia to earn Performance of the Night honors from the UFC. Since then he has gone on to defeat some of the biggest names in MMA such as Glover Teixeira and Fabricio Werdum.


Nikita’s successful career inside the octagon earned him great respect among fans worldwide who appreciate his hard work and dedication towards achieving excellence. His affinity for finishing fights also earned him multiple post fight bonuses including ‘Fight of The Night’ honors twice; once against Ed Herman and another against Misha Cirkunov.


Aside from being a world class athlete, Nikita is also an accomplished musician. He has released several songs over the years under his own record label that have been featured on sites such as iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud.


Overall, Nikita Krylov is one of the top MMA fighters from Russia today and is respected amongst fans all around the world for not only his achievements inside but outside as well. With an ever increasing fan base behind him, there’s no telling what heights he will reach next!

Fight History

Ryan Spann
Nikita Krylov: Winner
by Submission in Round 1 @ 3:38
Sat. Mar 11, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili
Ryan Spann
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Feb 25, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Krylov vs. Spann
Volkan Oezdemir
Nikita Krylov: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 22, 2022
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Alexander Gustafsson
Nikita Krylov: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 1:07
Sat. Jul 23, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall
Paul Craig
Nikita Krylov: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 3:57
Sat. Mar 19, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall
Magomed Ankalaev
Nikita Krylov: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 27, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane
Glover Teixeira
Nikita Krylov: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 14, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje


What Is Nikita Krylov's Record?
Nikita Krylov's record in the UFC is 30 wins and 9 losses with no draws.

Why Does Nikita Krylov Not Carry A Flag?
Nikita Krylov doesn't carry a flag during his UFC matches because he prefers to focus on his fighting rather than national representation.

When Is Nikita Krylov's Next Fight?
As a UFC journalist, I don't have the current information on when Nikita Krylov's next fight is.

Who Is Nikita Krylov In UFC?
Nikita Krylov is a Ukrainian mixed martial artist who, as of 2023, competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is currently ranked #6 in that division.

What Does Nikita Krylov's Back Tattoo Look Like?
Nikita Krylov's back tattoo features a large, detailed image of a gladiator helmet and two crossed swords.

What Is Nikita Krylov's Record On Tapology?
Nikita Krylov's record on Tapology is 30-9-0.

When Was Nikita Krylov's Last Fight?
Nikita Krylov's last fight was against Volkan Oezdemir on October 22, 2022, at UFC 280.

What Is Nikita Krylov's Fighting Style?
Nikita Krylov is a versatile mixed martial artist with notable skills in submission grappling, kickboxing traditionally trained in Kyokushin Karate.

Is Nikita Krylov From Russia?
No, Nikita Krylov is not from Russia, he was born in Ukraine and is in the process of obtaining a Russian passport.