Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Cirkunov vs Turman?
Wellington Turman beat Misha Cirkunov by submission in the 2nd round, during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 26th February 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
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 Turman stats
Misha Cirkunov stepped into the ring 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.
Wellington Turman made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Cirkunov had a slight advantage in power over Turman, with a 33% knock out percentage over Turman's 24%.
Misha Cirkunov was the older man by 9 years, at 35 years old.
Cirkunov had a height advantage of 3 inches over Turman. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Cirkunov's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Turman's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 6 months earlier than Turman, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 11 less professional rounds, 32 to Turman's 43.
Cirkunov vs Turman form
Misha Cirkunov had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jimmy Crute at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Before that, he had won against Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton.
He had lost to Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at MTS Centre, Winnipeg.
Cirkunov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Turman's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.