UFC signs European heavyweights Daniel Omielanczuk and Nikita Krylov
by Dann Stupp on May 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm ET
The UFC has signed European heavyweights Daniel Omielanczuk and Nikita Krylov to multi-fight deals.
A UFC official confirmed the signings with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com
). Polish site mmarocks.pl and BloodyElbow.com first reported the signings.
Terms of the deals and potential debut dates were not disclosed.
Omielanczuk (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a 30-year-old Polish fighter, enters the organization with an 11-fight win streak that includes eight submission victories.
Most of Omielanczuk's fights have come with smaller European shows, where he's faced mostly overmatched and largely inexperienced fighters. He'll get a big step up in competition with his move to the UFC.
Krylov (14-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), meanwhile, is a 20-year-old Ukrainian fighter. He's racked up a staggering and unblemished 14-0 record with 14 stoppages (five knockouts and nine submissions) in less than nine months.
All of Krylov's wins have come in the first round, including his M-1 Challenge 38 knockout of Gabriel Tampu this past month.