A battle of up-and-coming light heavyweight talents has been added to the UFC 206 bill, as Nikita Krylov and Misha Cirkunov will square off in Toronto on Dec. 10.
The promotion announced the bout on Thursday. UFC 206 takes place at the Air Canada Centre and features a 205-pound title bout pitting Daniel Cormier against Anthony Johnson. The evening’s main card will air on pay-per-view.
Krylov enters the matchup on a five-fight winning streak, including two victories in 2016. The Ukrainian standout began his 2016 campaign with a second-round submission of Francimar Barroso before scoring a second-round knockout of Ed Herman at UFC 201.
Cirkunov, meanwhile, has won three straight to begin his UFC tenure and boasts a seven-fight winning streak overall. In his last outing, Cirkunov submitted Ion Cutelaba with an arm-triangle choke in the third frame at UFC Fight Night “MacDonald vs. Thompson” on June 18.