Nikita Krylov is quickly becoming one of the most talked about light heavyweights on the UFC roster following another stunning performance on Saturday night.
The Ukrainian fighter picked up another impressive victory as he crushed former “Ultimate Fighter” finalist Ed Herman with a vicious second round head kick to win his fifth fight in a row inside the Octagon.
Krylov has been making waves at 205 pounds, especially with his last three fights where he finished his opponents by submission in either the first or second rounds.
This time, Krylov decided to use his powerful kicks to hammer Herman throughout the first round before getting the knockout in the second.
Herman hung tough throughout the opening session as he fired back with big, looping punches while trying to catch Krylov in exchanges, but he never found the target for anything to do real damage.
On the flipside, Krylov constantly battered Herman about the head and body with a series of devastating kicks that quickly put momentum into his corner.
As the second round got underway, Krylov was on the attack from the moment the referee said go as he poured on the offense while trying to overwhelm Herman with strikes.
The game plan worked after Krylov nearly connected with a spinning back fist and then uncorked a hellish head kick that landed flush and sent Herman face first into the canvas.
The referee quickly swooped into stop the fight with Krylov being declared the winner at just :40 seconds into the second round.
Krylov is now 5-0 over his past five fights without any of those bouts going past the second round. Chances are Krylov will now get a chance to tackle a top 10 opponent and it will be interesting to see if the Ukrainian can pick up another big finish against stiffer competition.