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Replay: UFC vet Nikita Krylov knocks out Bellator vet Emanuel Newton in 42 seconds

Get Nikita Krylov back in the UFC right now. Mick Maynard and Sean Shelby, stop reading MiddleEasy for a little bit or watching our new Rizn-cast and hit up Krylov somewhere in the Russian mist.

Krylov went 6-3 in the UFC’s lightweight division then was unceremoniously dropped from his contract. Why?

Today in Russian at Fight Nights Global, Nikita Krylov bodied former Bellator champion Emanuel Newton in under a minute. Violent knees, killer instinct from a six foot three 25 year old 205 pound dude.

Doesn’t that sound and look like someone the UFC should still have on their roster of like 1,000 or so fighetrs?

And the replay

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