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Nikita Krylov vs. Misha Cirkunov slated for UFC 206

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A light heavyweight bout between two of the division's rising contenders is the latest match-up added to UFC 206, as Nikita Krylov and Misha Cirkunov have agreed to meet on the Dec. 10 card. MMA Fighting confirmed the booking Thursday following an initial report by TSN.

Krylov (21-4) has won five straight UFC fights since 2014, finishing each fight in less than nine minutes. His current run kicked off with a first-round TKO over Cody Donovan, then stretched to include a trio of submissions over Stanislav Nedkov, Marcos Rogerio de Lima, and Francimar Barroso.

Of late, the 24-year-old Krylov scored a highlight-reel head kick knockout of Ed Herman at UFC 201 to claim the No. 10 spot on the UFC's media-generated light heavyweight rankings.

He'll now test that streak against Cirkunov (12-2), an intriguing prospect out of Toronto who has finished all three of his first UFC opponents.

The 29-year-old Cirkunov debuted inside the Octagon in 2015 with a first-round knockout of Daniel Jolly, then picked up back-to-back submission wins over Alex Nicholson and Ion Cutelaba. He is currently the No. 14 ranked light heavyweight in the UFC.

UFC 206 takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. An updated UFC 206 fight card can be seen below.

  • Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson
  • Nikita Krylov vs. Misha Cirkunov
  • Zach Makovsky vs. John Moraga
  • Lando Vannata vs. John Makdessi
  • Rustam Khabilov vs. Jason Saggo
  • Valerie Letourneau vs. Poliana Botelho
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Drew Dober

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