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Who won Cirkunov vs Menifield?
Alonzo Menifield beat Misha Cirkunov by during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo, on Saturday 15th October 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alonzo Menifield.
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 Menifield stats
Misha Cirkunov stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Alonzo Menifield made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Menifield had a massive power advantage over Cirkunov, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Cirkunov's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cirkunov had a massive advantage over Menifield, boasting at 53% submission rate over Menifield's 17%.
Misha Cirkunov was the same age as Alonzo Menifield, at 36 years old.
Cirkunov had a height advantage of 3 inches over Menifield. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Cirkunov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 9 months earlier than Menifield, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 35 to Menifield's 30.
Cirkunov vs Menifield form
Misha Cirkunov had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Wellington Turman at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that 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.
Before 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.
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.
Menifield had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Askar Mozharov at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik on 4th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by William Knight at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ed Herman at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had beat Fabio Cherant at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Ovince St. Preux at UFC Vegas 9 on 5th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alonzo Menifield had been fighting more than Misha Cirkunov.
Going to this contest, Misha Cirkunov had last fought 1 year, 9 months and 8 days ago, while Alonzo Menifield's last outing had been 1 year and 6 months ago.
Cirkunov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Menifield's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Cirkunov vs Menifield?
Misha Cirkunov was a 33/20 (+170) underdog going into the contest, while Alonzo Menifield made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.