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Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov
  • Name: Misha Cirkunov
  • MMA Record: 13-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1987.02.27
  • Last Fight: May 28, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Xtreme Couture Toronto
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm) | Reach: 77.0" (196cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $24,000 USD
  • Born: Riga, Latvia
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Toronto, Ontario
  • Personal Pages: Facebook

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Misha Cirkunov MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:28 Round 1 of 3

Ch Volkan Oezdemir
13-2-0 13-1-0

Se UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Odds: -440 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Sataki
Win | Submission | Choke
4:38 Round 1 of 3

Ua Nikita Krylov
12-2-0 21-4-0

Ca UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#48 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
Win | Submission | Choke
1:22 Round 3 of 3, 11:22 Total

Md Ion Cutelaba
11-2-0 11-1-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission
1:28 Round 2 of 3, 6:28 Total

Us Alex Nicholson
10-2-0 6-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Odds: -950 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#13 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
Cancelled Bout Sean O'Connell UFC UFN 74 2015.08.23
Reason: O'Connell Injury
Win | KO/TKO
4:45 Round 1 of 3

Us Daniel Jolly
9-2-0 5-0-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 74: Holloway vs. Oliveira
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Odds: -510 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:20 Round 1 of 5

Us Shaun Asher
8-2-0 10-1-1

Ca Hard Knocks 43
Co-Main Event | Vacant Title | Light Heavyweight | 205

Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Adam Cheadle
Cancelled Bout Ariel Gandulla Hard Knocks 41 2015.01.30
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
2:00 Round 1 of 3

Us Rodney Wallace
7-2-0 22-9-1

Ca Hard Knocks 41
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Adam Cheadle
Cancelled Bout Teddy Holder WSOF 14 2014.10.11
Win | Submission | Choke
2:36 Round 1 of 3

Ca Martin Desilets
6-2-0 11-3-0

Ca Provincial FC 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Todd Anderson
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:59 Round 1 of 3

Ca Jon Ganshorn
5-2-0 5-3-0

Ca Fivestar FL 9: Northern Nightmare
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Terry Davinney Freedom Fight 2012.10.27
Cancelled Bout Mike Kent Freedom Fight 2012.10.27
Cancelled Bout Craig Hudson Freedom Fight 2012.10.27
Reason: Hudson Injury
Cancelled Bout Caleb Grummet Discipline MMA 1 2012.04.27
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Us Aaron Johnson

Us Georgia Regional

Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Lb Ali Mokdad
4-1-0 5-1-0

Ca Score Fighting Series 3
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Weigh-In: 205.2 lbs (93.1 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Ali Mokdad Score Fighting Series 2 2011.10.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Ion Cherdivara
3-1-0 1-0-0

Ca Knockout Entertainment MMA: The Reckoning
Main Card

Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ca Ricardeau Francois

Ca Ultimate Generation Combat

Win | Submission | Punches
0:57 Round 1 of 3

Ca Shawn Pauliuk
1-1-0 0-3-0

Ca Armageddon FC 3: Evolution
Main Card | Catchweight | 210 lbs

Referee: Mac Danzig
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Us Roy Boughton

Ca Warrior One

Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:40 Round 1 of 3

Ca Jeff Doyle
0-0-0 0-0-0

Ca Ringside MMA 5: Triple Threat
Main Card

Referee: Marc-André Côté

Misha Cirkunov Wiki Update Wiki

Born in Riga, Latvia, Cirkunov began swimming at 6 and enjoyed the physical activity. After discovering Karate classes available in the same gymnasium, he took it up, before later switching to judo at the invitation of a friend who already was a champion in the style. He continued in Latvia until age 13, when himself and his parents relocated to Toronto, Canada.  

Upon arriving in his new hometown, the family looked to settle in and learn the new language, as well as the Candian culture and ways. Cirkunov found a local gym that offered Judo classes. Entering the gym, Cirkunov was astounded by the quality of the facility, and the services it offered, surpassing anything similar back in Riga at that time. 

He restarted Judo while also adding Freestyle wrestling in highschool, competing and training around the region and nationally ( in both styles ..). With new found coaching services, he also began quality strength and conditioning sessions.  

One day, sparring began with a lighter, smaller opponent at his judo gym, who was a blue belt in the style. Cirkunov superior to this foe in terms of rank ( black belt ) and physical strength, was humbled and submitted by the smaller foe. This opponent had training and knowledge in submission grappling and MMA, styles alien to Cirkunov at the time. This sparked his interest in MMA and submission oriented style in a big way..

Upon graduating highschool, Cirkunov found work as a bouncer. Later, at the encouragement of friends, he took a several month long training trip to Vegas, to check out some gyms and try to soak up some MMA knowledge and culture. He would continue working and training in Canada and the U.S for the next few years,  with a run at MMA in mind.  Satisfied with his progress, he debuted as pro in 2010.

Building a 9 - 2 record, he was signed to the UFC in 2015.  He is nationally celebrated in Latvia, the Baltic nation following his career and fights with excitement and anticipation. 

Cirkunov was expected to make his promotional debut against Sean O'Connell on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74. O'Connell withdrew from the bout due to injury and was replaced by Daniel Jolly. Cirkunov defeated Jolly via first round KO after achieving full mount and battering him when he turned his back.

Cirkunov faced promotional newcomer Alex Nicholson on February 6, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 82. Cirkunov submitted Alex Nicholson via a second-round neck crank, breaking both sides of his jaw in the process, after earlier breaking his nose.

Cirkunov next faced another promotional newcomer in Ion Cutelaba on June 18, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 89. He won the fight via submission in the third round.

Cirkunov faced Nikita Krylov on December 10, 2016 at UFC 206. He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Cirkunov is expected to face Volkan Oezdemir on May 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 109.

Last updated 03.14.2017, 2:27 PM ET
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