Cirkunov Heads South For Next Fight
Canada’s 8th ranked Light Heavyweightwill head south of the border for his next fight as Misha Cirkunov (5-1) will challenge Aaron “Tex” Johnson (9-9) at KO Kings in Atlanta, Georgia on March 17.
Tap Star product Cirkunov last fought this past December and earned a unanimous decision victory over prospect Ali Mokdad at the Score Fighting Series’ Meltdown in the Valley. A ground specialist Cirkunov holds many accolades on the national grappling scene including Canadian Junior National Judo Champion, two-time Canadian Junior National Freestyle Wrestling Champion, Canadian Junior National Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion and North American ADCC Trials Champion. In only 2 years in the sport this Jiu Jitsu phenom holds notable wins over Ricardo Francois and Ion Cherdivara and has shown great strides in pick up the striking aspect of MMA developing a solid jab and much better footwork.
Johnson, a native Georgian and KO Kings veteran will be the hometown hero in this match up and will look to use Cirkunov’s name and status as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. With 8 of “Tex’s” 9 wins coming in the form of submission, Johnson may look to take this to the canvas but trapping paint on the ground with Cirkunov may not be Johnson’s best game plan.
KO Kings kicks off March 17 from the Grand Ballroom in Atlanta, Georgia and will feature a mixture of pro boxing and MMA. If you need to stay in the loop for what’s going on with Misha Cirkunov follow him on twitter @Misha_Cirkunov or visit his website http://mishacirkunov.com/. Stay tuned to TopMMAnews.com for event results and future info.