A light heavyweight bout got the PPV portion of UFC 171 started as Ovince St. Preux faced off against Nikita Krylov. Krylove was making his 205 lb. debut after winning his last fight at heavyweight with a 25 second knockout. it took almost no time at all for St. Preux to score a takedown tight into side control. From there, he took advantage of Krylov holding a guillotine position and drove his left shoulder into his opponent's neck. Krylov never got the chance to tap before the referee stopped the fight.
It took only thirty seconds for OSP to score his first takedown on Krylov. He immediately got into side control as Krylov held onto an ineffective guillotine. St. Preux drove his shoulder into Nikita's neck. Krylov never had a chance to tap before he went unconscious and the fight was stopped.
Ovince St. Preux submitted Nikita Krylove at 1:29 of round one