A pair of hard-hitting light heavyweights have been added to the UFC’s December 19 card.
Ryan Spann and Misha Cirkunov have been added to the Fight Night event, per a report by MMA DNA. The fight will be the first in over a year for Canada’s Cirkunov, while Spann competed more recently, last fighting in September.
Spann (18-6) will be looking to get back on track, after his eight-fight win streak was snapped by Johnny Walker at UFC Vegas 11. It was the first loss in three years for the 29-year old, who previously held gold in LFA.
Cirkunov (15-5) is 2-1 in his past three fights, but has not competed since September 2019. That fight saw Cirkunov earn a submission win over Jimmy Crute at UFC Vancouver.
The UFC’s December 19 date is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. A welterweight fight between surging prospect Khamzat Chimaev and top contender Leon Edwards tops the card. The full list of bouts revealed to date can be found below.
Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev
Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal
Deron Winn vs. Antônio Braga Neto
Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima
Jamie Pickett vs. Tafon Nchukwi
Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font
Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus
Matt Schnell vs. Tyson Nam
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape
Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad
Aiemann Zahabi vs. Drako Rodriguez
Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann