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UFC 206 a turning point for Misha Cirkunov

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Since he signed up for UFC back in 2015, Misha Cirkunov has been very particular about remaining true to his word. It was his vow to take the UFC universe like a raging storm and after three impressive straight wins, he appears on course to be one of the rare fighters who actually deliver on their claims.

But this time the pressure will be on his shoulders as he takes on Nikita Krylov in front of his home crowd in Toronto. The battle will take place on the 10th of October in front of a packed Air Canada Centre at UFC 206.

But firm believers who would stop only at madness to support their idol is a great game changer. As he told TSN.ca “I know in my hometown people will get that [the support] going and that energy will give me the horsepower for a really great fight.”

But a formidable foe in ominous form lies in Krylov who has 5 straight victories under his belt as he ventures into this fight.

After a good season last year, Cirkunov will be eager to cash in on his winning prowess at UFC 206. “The last year has gone even better than I expected, I didn’t get injured at all and I was able to finish all my fights,” he told the Toronto Sun.

After dominating over Daniel Jolly, Alex Nicholson and Ion Cutelaba in the last three fights Cirkunov finds himself ranked 14th in the light-heavyweight division of the UFC. But UFC 206 may really prove to be a game-changer for the fighter as he fights the 10th ranked Krylov. But Krylov is a skilled practitioner of the trade mad may have a few surprises up his sleeve.

The UFC 206 fight, besides being held in his hometown has other personal twists as well. His contract is set to expire with this fight and a victory will give him a lifetime high.

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