Misha Cirkunov moves down to middleweight, meets Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night on Oct. 2

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For the first time in his career, Misha Cirkunov will drop down to 185 pounds.

Cirkunov (15-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) makes his middleweight debut against Krzysztof Jotko (22-5 MMA, 9-5 UFC) at a UFC Fight Night event on Oct. 2, promotion officials announced Tuesday morning. The event doesn’t yet have a known venue or location.

Canada’s Cirkunov has split his past four appearances with submission finishes of Patrick Cummins and Jimmy Crute to his credit in that run. He’s coming off a first-round TKO loss to Ryan Spann in March and will now be cutting an extra 20 pounds when he meets perennial contender Jotko.

A longtime staple in the UFC’s middleweight division, Jotko saw his three-fight winning streak snapped at the hands of surging contender Sean Strickland at UFC on ESPN 23 in May.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Oct. 2 includes:

  • Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker

  • Bethe Correia vs. Karol Rosa

  • Jared Gordon vs. Joe Solecki

  • Grant Dawson vs. Diego Ferreira

  • Fernando Padilla vs. Sean Soriano

  • Gaetano Pirrello vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade

  • Kyle Daukaus vs. Kevin Holland

  • Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill

  • Jamie Mullarkey vs. Devonte Smith

  • Macy Chiasson vs. Aspen Ladd

  • Johnny Eduardo vs. Alejandro Perez

  • Alexander Hernandez vs. Leonardo Santos

  • Misha Cirkunov vs. Krzysztof Jotko