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Misha Cirkunov

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Nationality  Canadian
Division  Light heavyweight
Years active  2010–present
Weight  93 kg
Wins by knockout  4
Ethnicity  Russian
Team  Xtreme Couture
Height  1.91 m
Residence  Toronto, Canada
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Born  February 27, 1987 (age 30) Riga, Latvia (1987-02-27)
Rank  Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Spouse  Brittany Churchill (m. 2012)
Similar  Nikita Krylov, Olivier Aubin‑Mercier, Lando Vannata, Valérie Létourneau, Ion Cutelaba
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Mikhail "Misha" Cirkunov (Russian: Михаил Циркунов, Latvian: Mihails Cirkunovs; born February 27, 1987) is a Latvian mixed martial artist of Russian descent who competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He lives in and fights from Toronto, Canada. Before taking up MMA, he was a highly accomplished judoka.

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Mixed martial arts career

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Cirkunov made his professional debut in January 2010 and amassed a record of 9-2 before signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the summer of 2015.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

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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.

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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. At the post-fight press conference, he told reporters, "I’m just really happy with the performance and especially – not just the submission – but I was able to break his jaw. I’m impressed.”

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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.

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