How do these two stack up?
Krylov: 22 years old | 6'3" | 77.5" reach
St. Preux: 30 years old | 6'3" | 82" reach
How have these two done lately?
How did these two get here?
By now you've seen or heard the brutal assessment of Krylov after his atrocious fight with Soa Palelei at UFC 164. It was not fun to watch, it was embarrassing to see it on a UFC card, and Dana White berated both men for their efforts. Krylov was pitted against Walt Harris at UFC on Fox 10, and within 25 seconds he had Harris hurt with a head kick and punches and forced the stoppage. "Al Capone" took this fight in his new weight class on short notice following Thiago SIlva's arrest and subsequent release, and comes into this one as a big underdog.
St. Preux was a fixture on the Strikeforce Challengers shows, and by the end of his Strikeforce career his only defeat came at the hands of Gegard Mousasi. His UFC debut was a bit crazy, as he won a rare technical decision against Gian VIllante after he inadvertently poked him in the eye in the final round. The ref called off the bout, having interpreted that Villante couldn't see thus couldn't continue, but Villante (futilely) protested afterward. OSP's next outing had no controversy, as he knocked out Cody Donovan in just 2 minutes at UFC Fight Night in Boston.