12 Apr - 
Nikita Krylov welcomes Ovince Saint Preux rematch at UFC 236

ATLANTA — Nikita Krylov needed little motivation to accept a UFC 236 fight against Ovince Saint Preux when the UFC offered the fight.

OSP handed the Ukrainian light heavyweight a first-round technical submission loss at UFC 171, and the chance to gain redemption for a bad loss was exactly what Krylov needed to re-light his fire after losing to Jan Blachowicz in his last fight, which marked a disappointing return to the company.

“I was absolutely looking forward to a rematch and redemption and I was expecting this for five years,” Krylov told MMA Junkie through an interpreter at Thursday’s UFC 236 media day. “But then again UFC offered [other opponents], we welcome all opponents.”

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Krylov (24-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) vs. Saint Preux (23-12 MMA, 11-7 UFC) is slated at the pay-pre-view opener of UFC 236, which takes place Saturday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The main card airs on PPV following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.

To hear more from Krylov, watch the video above.

For more on UFC 236, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.