misha cirkunov

January 4th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The light heavyweight division looks to have a resurgence in 2019 as yet another high-profile bout between ranked contenders will take place in the coming months. That, plus the UFC has released another fighter, and you can read my thoughts on all of the news below in today’s MMA odds and ends. Ovince Saint-Preux vs….

March 14th, 2017
James Lynch

Misha Cirkunov vs. Volkan Oezdemir set for UFC Fight Night 109 UFC officials announced Monday that light heavyweight Misha Cirkunov will return to the cage May 28th against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 109. Cirkunov (13-2) heads into this matchup on an eight-fight win streak, including a first-round submission victory over Nikita Krylov at…

March 2nd, 2017
James Lynch

Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre middleweight title fight set, date/location TBA UFC president Dana White announced the news Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that Georges St-Pierre will fight middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a championship bout later this year. The date and location are to be announced at a later time. St-Pierre (25-2) has not fought since a split-decision victory over…

December 14th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this past Saturday night (December 10, 2016) with UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis. The card produced arguably the most entertaining fight of the year, with 50 percent of the bouts ending inside the distance. The incredible night of action is now in our rear-view, so let’s…

June 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Shaun Asher (11-2-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Jordan Johnson (4-0) at RFA 39 on June 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Shaun also talks about how this deal with RFA came together, his experience competing in Canada last year, balancing his construction job along with MMA and he reveals his favorite…

January 9th, 2016
James Lynch

Canadian Misha Cirkunov (10-2) discusses his upcoming fight with Alex Nicholson (6-1) at UFC 196 on Feb. 6th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Misha also talks about his holiday season, shopping at Costco, not fighting Sean O’Connell and how he hopes to fight for the UFC in Toronto this year.

January 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Josh Koscheck injured, out of Bellator 148 bout with Matt Secor  Sherdog.com reports an injury to former UFC title challenger Josh Koscheck has delayed his Bellator debut. Koscheck (17-10) was slated to take on Matt Secor (7-2) at Bellator 148 on Jan. 29th. The Ultimate Fighter Alum was heading into this fight with four losses in a row….

October 28th, 2015
James Lynch

Middleweight Aaron “Tex” Johnson (14-10) discusses his upcoming fight with Eric Spicely (7-0) at CES 31 on October 30th during a “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Tex disscusses how he thinks this fight will end “I don’t care, he’s got to step in that cage and deal with me. I’m going to try to hurt him.  It’s always…

August 10th, 2015
James Lynch

After Sean O’Connell announced via his Instagram late last week that an injury has forced him off UFC Fight Night 74 on August 23rd, Misha Cirkunov now faces Legacy FC veteran Daniel Jolly. In an exclusive interview with “The Parting Shot” the Canadian Cirkunov talks about the switchup and a variety of other topics including – When he received the…

July 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC bouts were announced this week. Here they are, along with my thoughts on them. Ray Borg vs. Geane Herrera, UFC Fight Night 73 A flyweight matchup between Ray Borg and Geane Herrera has been added to UFC Fight Night 73, which takes place August 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee….

June 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

Undefeated UFC middleweight Elias Theodorou made headlines last week as it was announced he was a contestant (along with his girlfriend Max) on the upcoming season of The Amazing Race Canada. The Canadian spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 110 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” to discuss this and a variety of other topics. How the audition came together “My…

June 15th, 2015
James Lynch

Newly signed UFC light heavyweight fighter Misha Cirkunov spoke to MMAOddsBreaker exclusively this evening on The Parting Shot Podcast in his first interview since the news of his contract broke earlier today. The Toronto native discussed a variety of subjects in this 13 minute interview including. – How long a UFC deal had been in the works…

June 15th, 2015
James Lynch

Canadian Misha Cirkunov has signed a multi fight deal with the UFC per his manager Pat Wilson of RISE Management. Cirkunov (9-2) is the current Hard Knocks light heavyweight champion and has won his last four fights by stoppage. The Toronto native has been featured numerous times on MMAOddsBreaker and was also part of the “Five Canadians that Belong…

May 19th, 2015
James Lynch

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Carlin Bardsley has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for our Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC 187 event. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights. What are…

May 18th, 2015
James Lynch

In January, Canadian Misha Cirkunov defeated Rodney Wallace with a vicious highlight reel head kick knockout at Hard Knocks 41 and subsequently won the the promotions light heavyweight championship. This Friday he looks to carry that momentum with his first title defence against Bellator veteran Shaun Asher at Hard Knocks 43. With an impressive 8-3 record, Cirkunov…

May 17th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 105 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First UFC flyweight fighter Zach Makovsky chats with us about his upcoming fight with John Dodson Saturday at UFC 187. Then we’re joined by Brian Byrne, lead singer of the Canadian rock band “I Mother Earth” to discuss OSS…

March 5th, 2015
James Lynch

Over the years we’ve seen many Canadian fighters grace the UFC’s octagon including stars like Georges St-Pierre, Rory MacDonald and Patrick Cote. But with GSP absence from the sport and the UFC cutting back on events north of the border, there has been a steady decline in Canadian fighters migrating to the Las Vegas based…

March 2nd, 2015
James Lynch

Name: Misha Cirkunov Age: 27 Height: 6’3 Weight Class: Light Heavyweight (Current Hard Knocks Light Heavyweight Champion) Record: 8-2 (3 KO’s, 3 Sub., 2 Dec.) Born: Riga, Latvia Fighting Out Of: Toronto, Ontario (Xtreme Couture) Notable Wins: Rodney Wallace, Martin Desilets Influences: Georges St-Pierre, Marcelo Garcia Taking a glance at Misha Cirkunov’s impressive 8-2 record, it’s easy to see why the…

February 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 93 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) with UFC Fight Night 61 being on Sunday we did a special live edition of the show on Monday night recapping the card. We also talked with fellow Canadian and Hard Knocks Light Heavyweight champion Misha Cirkonov (on the audio…