Top-15 Light Heavyweight Fight Added To UFC 206

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A light heavyweight division attraction has been added to UFC 206.

Toronto's UFC show will pit two top 15 fighters against each other, as #10 Nikita Krylov will face off against #14 Misha Cirkunov.

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Krylov (21-4-0) will be entering the fight on five fight winning streak, with him finishing all five fights in the first round. Krylov actually entered the UFC as a heavyweight, going 1-1-0 in that division. Krylov will be competing for the third time in 2016, it is the most active year he has had as a fighter since 2014.

Cirkunov (12-2-0) is currently undefeated under the UFC banner, defeating Daniel Jolly, Alex Nichoolson and Ion Cutelaba. Cirkunov has not seen one of his fights go the distance in over five year, and will be entering this fight riding a seven fight winning streak.

Krylov will be competing on his fourth UFC pay-per-view card and he second straight overall, while Cirkunov will be competing on his very first pay-per-view card for the UFC.

In an interesting subplot to this fight, Krylov will be fighting Cirkunov out of respect for mentor Fedor Emelianenko, who is being criticized by Cirkunov for the legendary heavyweight’s stance against children competing in MMA.

UFC 206 takes place on December 10th from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson headlining.

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