Heavyweights Walt Harris and Nikita Krylov square off at UFC on FOX 10
A pair of second time UFC heavyweights will be looking to get a
first win as Walt Harris books his next fight just days after his
debut as he takes on Russian Nikita Krylov at
on FOX: Henderson vs. Thomson.
Harris (5-2) made his first appearance inside the Octagon at
last weekend’s Ultimate Fighter 18 finale show where he took on
wrestler Jared Rosholt. Harris looked strong in the first round,
dropping Rosholt with strikes on two occasions but his conditioning
faded when he didn’t get the finish and it hurt him as the fight
Rosholt was able to battle back after losing the first round to
take the decision victory and hand Harris his first loss in five
Now, Harris will look to start a new streak when he takes on
Russian Nikita Krylov, who also hopes to erase the memories of his
first trip to the Octagon.
Krylov (15-3) at just 21 years of age is one of the youngest
heavyweights on the UFC roster but as he closes in on 20
professional fights experience isn’t an issue. He struggled in his
first UFC fight losing by TKO to Soa Palelei in a bout that was
generally panned by critics and even UFC president Dana White when
the show was over.
Now Krylov has a chance to redeem himself when he faces Harris
on the undercard for the upcoming UFC on FOX show in Chicago.