Jan Blachowicz Welcomes Nikita Krylov Back at UFC Fight Night in Russia

A light heavyweight showdown between Jan Blachowicz and the returning Nikita Krylov has officially been added to the UFC's upcoming debut card in Moscow, Russia on Sept. 15.

A light heavyweight showdown between Jan Blachowicz and the returning Nikita Krylov has officially been added to the UFC’s upcoming debut card in Moscow, Russia on Sept. 15.

UFC officials announced the pairing early Wednesday morning.

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The fight will serve as Krylov’s return to the UFC after he exited the promotion back in 2016 when his contract came to an end. Since that time, the popular Russian fighter has racked up four more wins — all by knockout or submission — including a victory over former UFC slugger Fabio Maldonado.

Now Krylov will return to the UFC with a chance to face off with a top 10 opponent on his first day back in the promotion.

Blachowicz has been riding the best run of his UFC career with three straight wins including a ‘Fight of the Night’ performance against Jimi Manuwa back in March.

Blachowicz will hope to keep his win streak alive when he faces Krylov in September in what should be a very excited matchup for the UFC’s debut card in Russia.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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