Misha Cirkunov vs. Alonzo Menifield – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Misha Cirkunov will take on Alonzo “Atomic” Menifield in the Light Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 62 card.

In this post, we will break down Misha Cirkunov vs. Alonzo Menifield matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 35-year-old, Misha Cirkunov is coming in with a 15-8-0 record. Cirkunov will be fighting for the first time since a loss via submission against Wellington Turman at UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green in February.

Menifield, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Askar Mozharov on February 26, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik and holds a 12-3-2000 record.

Misha Cirkunov vs. Alonzo Menifield
35
Age
35
6′ 3″
Height
6′ 0″
205 lbs.
Weight
205 lbs.
77″
Reach
76″
15-8-0
Record
12-3-2000
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Misha Cirkunov has an orthodox fighting stance with a 77″ reach. The 35-year-old, Alonzo Menifield is an orthodox fighter with a 76″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Misha Cirkunov:
→ Cirkunov’s striking accuracy is 51%.
→ Cirkunov lands 3.87 significant strikes per minute.
→ Cirkunov’s takedown accuracy is 43%.
→ Cirkunov’s takedown average is 4.25 per 15 minutes.
→ Cirkunov’s takedown defense is 76%.

Cirkunov comes in with 51% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.87 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Menifield fires at 56% accuracy, landing about 3.88 significant strikes per minute. Misha Cirkunov also has a 43% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 4.25 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Menifield’s 0.82 takedowns and 83% takedown accuracy.

Alonzo Menifield:
→ Menifield’s striking accuracy is 56%.
→ Menifield lands 3.88 significant strikes per minute.
→ Menifield’s takedown accuracy is 30%.
→ Menifield’s takedown average is 0.82 per 15 minutes.
→ Menifield’s takedown defense is 83%.

Alonzo spent on average 6:38 minutes in the Octagon and Misha has an average fight time of 5:00 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 62 is live in , who do you think will win, Misha or Alonzo? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo
Date
October 15, 2022
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Misha Cirkunov vs. Alonzo Menifield

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