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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.
Starting October off STRONG 💪
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) August 17, 2021
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