Misha Cirkunov News

Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann added to UFC Vegas 17: Edwards vs. Chimaev

Adam Martin - November 18, 2020

A light heavyweight bout between top-15 ranked contenders Misha Cirkunov and Ryan Spann has been added to UFC Vegas 17: Edwards vs. Chimaev. Marcel Dorff of MMA DNA was the first to break the news that Cirkunov vs. Spann will take place on the undercard of the upcoming UFC Vegas 17 card, which takes place on December 19 at the UFC Apex. The main event of the card is an intriguing five-round welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev.

Misha Cirkunov
Misha Cirkunov

UFC Vancouver Results: Misha Cirkunov submits Jimmy Crute (Video)

Chris Taylor - September 14, 2019

A light heavyweight bout between Misha Cirkunov and Jimmy Crute took place on the main card of tonight’s UFC Vancouver event. Misha Cirkunov (15-5 MMA) will return to the Octagon for the first time since suffering a brutal first round knockout loss to Johnny Walker this past March at UFC 235. After starting his UFC career 4-0, the Canadian has since gone just 1-3 over his past four fights.

Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov discusses wife's battle with breast cancer ahead of UFC 235

James Lynch - February 24, 2019

Misha Cirkunov will have more than just Johnny Walker on his mind at UFC 235 this Saturday. Cirkunov’s wife, model Brittany Churchill, has been diagnosed with breast cancer as she revealed on Instagram.

Johnny Walker
Misha Cirkunov

Johnny Walker steps in against Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235

Tom Taylor - February 12, 2019

Rising light heavyweight prospect Johnny Walker has been booked for his next fight — and it’s a big one. The Brazilian knockout artist has stepped in to replace the injured Ovince Saint Preux against Canada’s Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235, which goes down on March 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. News of this new matchup was first reported by MMA Fighting.

Misha Cirkunov
Gian Villante

UFC Moncton gets several fight additions including Misha Cirkunov vs Patrick Cummins

Drake Riggs - August 7, 2018

The UFC will be returning to Canada on October 27th and for the first time ever they will be touching down in the city of Moncton. After the UFC recently announced the headliner between top light heavyweight contenders, Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith, they have given us a couple more pairings at 205-pounds.

Colby Covington
MMA Podcasts

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 46 // Misha Circunov | Richard Perez

Jason Kindschy - August 16, 2017

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off the show tonight we are joined by 9th ranked light-heavyweight, Misha Cirkunov. Following the announcement that Misha will be facing off against Glover Texeira at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, we’ll be previewing the matchup with Misha and getting his thoughts on Glover as an opponent. As both men focus on getting back in the win column and back to potential contender status, we’ll hear from Misha on the importance of this fight and what a big win could do for his career.

ufc light heavyweight
Misha Cirkunov

The UFC announces two big fights for this fall

Chris Taylor - August 5, 2017

The UFC just announced two new exciting fights during tonight’s UFC Fight Night 114 broadcast from Mexico. The first bout announced by the promotion was a key light heavyweight bout featuring former title challenger Glover Teixeira taking on perennial contender Misha Cirkunov.

Jon Jones
Jon Jones

Misha Cirkunov: Jon Jones deserves any opportunities he's given "as long as he pisses clean with USADA"

Tom Taylor - March 19, 2017

Things are suddenly looking pretty interesting in the UFC light heavyweight division. Champ Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson are scheduled for an imminent title rematch. Pride legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is enjoying an unlikely, late-career resurgence, and appears to be poised for one last title run. England’s Jimi Manuwa has burst into title contention with destructive knockouts of top-10 foes in Ovince St. Preux and Corey Anderson. And all the while prospects like Tyson Pedro, Paul Craig, Volkan Oezdemir and Misha Cirkunov are working to earn their places in the light heavyweight ranks. All the action that occurs at light heavyweight, however, has a shadow cast over it by one man: former champion Jon Jones, who was stripped of the title after a litany of troubles outside the cage – several of which were drug-related.

Misha Cirkunov
Exclusive MMA Interviews

Misha Cirkunov details turbulent contract negotiations with the UFC: I just wanted a little bit more money

Tom Taylor - March 16, 2017

Misha Cirkunov is widely regarded as the hottest prospect in the UFC light heavyweight division. So, when it sounded like a contract dispute would drive him away from the organization, there was widespread disappointment. Luckily, Cirkunov and the UFC were able to iron out their differences and agree to the terms of a new contract. The Latvian-Canadian destroyer is now scheduled for a fight with the dangerous Volkan Oezdemir, which will occur in Stockholm, Sweden on May 28.

Colby Covington
Megan Anderson

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 24 // Misha Circunov | Duane Bang Ludwig | Megan Anderson

bjpenndotcom - March 15, 2017

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another awesome lineup! 8:15PM ET- First up, we are joined by surging UFC light heavyweight prospect, Misha Cirkunov –@mishac911 Following a submission victory over Nikita Krylov at UFC 206, Cirkunov will next square off with Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm, Sweden. We’ll get his breakdown and prediction for the matchup as well as the contract negotiations with the UFC that almost sent him into free-agency. Much to discuss with the grappling wizard!

Misha Cirkunov
Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov to return to the Octagon against Volkan Oezdemir

Tom Taylor - March 13, 2017

Not all that long ago, it looked like Misha Cirkunov’s days in the UFC were over. Considering he’s arguably the hottest prospect in the light heavyweight division today, this possibility was undeniably unfortunate. Thankfully, Cirkunov and the UFC were able to squash their differences and iron out the details of a new contract. We now know who Cirkunov will be taking on in the first fight of this new contract. On Monday morning, the promotion announced that the Latvian-Canadian destroyer will be taking on Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir. The two light heavyweights will meet in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden on Sunday, May 28.

Dana White Misha Cirkunov
Misha Cirkunov

Dana White on Misha Cirkunov: 'We got a deal done'

Russell Ess - March 1, 2017

Many fans were blown away when Dana White announced that light heavyweight prospect Misha Cirkunov was let go by the UFC. With a 13-2 professional record and going 4-0 in the UFC with all of his UFC wins being finishes, fans were left scratching their head on how the promotion could let go of such a promising fighter in the 205-pound division.