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Islam Makhachev vs Arman Tsarukyan preview
When is Makhachev vs Tsarukyan?
Islam Makhachev could potentially face Arman Tsarukyan, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Makhachev vs Tsarukyan stats
Islam Makhachev would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Arman Tsarukyan would make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Tsarukyan would have an advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 37% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have an advantage over Tsarukyan, with a 46% submission rate over Tsarukyan's 26%.
Islam Makhachev is the older man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Makhachev has a height advantage of 3 inches over Tsarukyan. Despite this, Tsarukyan has 2-inch reach advantage.
Makhachev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 1 month earlier than Tsarukyan, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 5 more professional rounds, 53 to Tsarukyan's 48.
Makhachev vs Tsarukyan form
Makhachev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
He had beat Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Tsarukyan has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Damir Ismagulov at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Mateusz Gamrot at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Joel Alvarez at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Christos Giagos at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Olivier Aubin Mercier at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Arman Tsarukyan.
Islam Makhachev last fought 3 months and 20 days ago, while Arman Tsarukyan's last outing was 5 months and 14 days ago.
Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Tsarukyan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Makhachev vs Tsarukyan?
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