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Nikita Krylov Offers To Replace Thiago Silva At UFC 171

Nikita Krylov Offers To Replace Thiago Silva At UFC 171

The UFC’s first priority is obviously to figure out this whole Thiago Silva mess outside of the Octagon.

But, one thing remains needed inside of it: an opponent for Ovince St. Preux.

Silva and OSP were scheduled to meet at UFC 171 next month, but UFC has since officially terminated the contract of Silva.

That is where Nikita Krylov comes into play.

Krylov posted on Twitter Friday that he would be willing to replace Silva and meet the former Strikeforce fighter in Dallas.

Krylov, just 21 years old and 16-3 overall, fought late last month, defeating Walt Harris in just 25 seconds at heavyweight. He lost his Octagon debut to Soa Palelei in August of last year.

He has made it known that light heavyweight is where he belongs after taking two heavyweight bouts with the UFC.

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