Aljamain Sterling and Others React on Twitter as Magomed Ankalaev Secures a Unanimous Decision Win Over Nikita Krylov

Published 02/27/2021, 10:28 PM EST


The co-main event at UFC Vegas 20 featured a light heavyweight fight between Nikita Krylov (8) vs Magomed Ankalaev (11). 

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Krylov’s UFC career has been topsy-turvy, as he hasn’t been able to string together a series of victories. However, he would have been aiming to build on a unanimous decision win over Johnny Walker by beating a tough challenger in Ankalaev. 

Unfortunately for him, Ankalaev dominated and claimed his sixth win in succession and is certain to rise into the top-10 at 205 pounds. Meanwhile, Krylov’s career trajectory continued and he will head back to the drawing board to chart out a plan to secure successive wins.

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Twitter reacts as Magomed Ankalaev secures an impressive win at UFC Vegas 20 

Rob Tatum scored the first round in favor of Nikita Krylov.

Ryan Frederick also scored the first round for Nikita Krylov.

A fan commented on the close nature of the fight between the two men at light heavyweight.

Bloody Elbow pointed out a slick takedown secured by Ankalaev in the second round.

A meme post narrated the hype that Ankalaev is beginning to gather around him, as he puts on one impressive performance after another.

Bantamweight title challenger, ‘Funkmaster‘ Aljamain Sterling, who takes on ‘No Mercy’ Petr Yan next week, took to Twitter to comment on the fight.

Sean Sheehan felt that Ankalaev did enough in the second round to win it and even the score at 19-19.

Rob Tatum also felt that Ankalaev did enough to secure the second round and level the match at one round apiece.

Nick Baldwin also gave the second round to Magomed Ankalaev.

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After losing the first round, Ankalaev did enough in rounds two and three to win both and secure a unanimous decision win in the co-main event at UFC Vegas 20.

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With his win, Ankalaev has not put himself in an excellent position to fight a top-ranked fighter in his next outing. What did you make of Magomed Ankalaev’s performance tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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