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Who won Cirkunov vs Crute?
Misha Cirkunov beat Jimmy Crute by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 16, on Saturday 14th September 2019 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Cirkunov vs Crute stats
Misha Cirkunov stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Jimmy Crute made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Crute had a slight advantage in power over Cirkunov, with a 40% knock out percentage over Cirkunov's 36%.
Misha Cirkunov was the older man by 9 years, at 34 years old.
Cirkunov had a height advantage of 1 inch over Crute. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Cirkunov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 years earlier than Crute, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 29 to Crute's 25.
Cirkunov vs Crute form
Crute had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Modestas Bukauskas at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Micha Oleksiejczuk at UFC on ESPN+ 26 on 22nd February 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Misha Cirkunov at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Before that, he had beat Sam Alvey at UFC 234 on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
He had defeated Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
Cirkunov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
Crute's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.