The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Glover Teixeira entered this fight with a record of 26-6-0 (85% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Daniel Cormier) but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Anthony Johnson (in 2016 Johnson vs Teixeira) and Alexander Gustafsson (=Gustafsson vs Teixeira); between these two bouts he beat Jared Cannonier (=Teixeira vs Cannonier).
His opponent, Misha Cirkunov (black belt in Bjj as well), has a mma record of 13-3-0 (85% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.23 in the same weight class but he comes off the loss against Volkan Oezdemir (=Cirkunov vs Oezdemir). Before this bout, in 2016, he had won over Alex Nicholson, Ion Cutelaba and Nikita Krylov. Teixeira vs Cirkunov is on the undercard of Robbie Lawler vs Rafael dos Anjos – UFC on Fox 26. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 26: Lawler vs. dos Anjos
Where: Mts Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Teixeira’s previous fight: Alexander Gustafsson vs Glover Teixeira
Cirkunov’s previous fight: Misha Cirkunov vs Volkan Oezdemir
Teixeira’s next fight: Glover Teixeira vs Corey Anderson
Cirkunov’s next fight: Misha Cirkunov vs Patrick Cummins
Teixeira vs Cirkunov Fight Video:
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