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Who won Cirkunov vs Jotko?
Krzysztof Jotko beat Misha Cirkunov by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Vegas 38, on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 29-28 in favor of winner Krzysztof Jotko.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Cirkunov vs Jotko stats
Misha Cirkunov stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Krzysztof Jotko made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Cirkunov had a slight advantage in power over Jotko, with a 33% knock out percentage over Jotko's 27%.
Misha Cirkunov was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Cirkunov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Jotko. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Cirkunov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 months earlier than Jotko, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 39 less professional rounds, 32 to Jotko's 71.
Cirkunov vs Jotko form
Misha Cirkunov had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jimmy Crute at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton.
Before that, he had been beaten by Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at MTS Centre, Winnipeg.
He had lost to Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 109 on 28th May 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Krzysztof Jotko had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Sean Strickland at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest in the United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Eryk Anders at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marc Andr Barriault at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Before that, he had defeated Alen Amedovski at UFC on ESPN+ 7 on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.
He had been beaten by David Branch at UFC 211 on 13th May 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Misha Cirkunov had been fighting more than Krzysztof Jotko.
Going to this contest, Misha Cirkunov had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 21 days ago, while Krzysztof Jotko's last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 2 days ago.
Cirkunov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
Jotko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.