Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
25-1-0
22-3-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight

The tape

32
Age
27
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm

Full record

KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1SUB 1
Form
SD 3KO 1KO 3UD 3UD 5
25
Wins
22
5
By KO
9
20
KO%
41
11
By Sub
5
44
SUB%
23
1
Losses
3
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2015
26
Bouts
25
54
Rounds
55
3 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 49 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
1
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
3

Islam Makhachev vs Arman Tsarukyan preview

When is Makhachev vs Tsarukyan?

Islam Makhachev could potentially face Arman Tsarukyan, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

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 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 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 22 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Tsarukyan would have a large advantage in power over Makhachev, boasting a 41% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 20%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have a large advantage over Tsarukyan, boasting a 44% submission rate over Tsarukyan's 23%.

Islam Makhachev is the older man by 5 years, at 32 years old.

Makhachev has a height advantage of 3 inches over Tsarukyan. Despite this, Tsarukyan has 2-inch reach advantage.

Makhachev is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 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 1 less professional rounds, 54 to Tsarukyan's 55.

Makhachev vs Tsarukyan form

Makhachev has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 opponents and going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had beaten Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he was victorious against Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had won against Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

Tsarukyan has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 300 on 13th April 2024 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan on 2nd December 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Moody Center, Austin.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Joaquim Silva at UFC Fight Night – Vettori vs. Cannonier on 17th June 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against 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.

He had lost to 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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Arman Tsarukyan has been fighting more than Islam Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev last fought 5 months and 28 days ago, while Arman Tsarukyan's last outing was 5 days ago.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

Tsarukyan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Makhachev vs Tsarukyan?

Islam Makhachev is currently 4/7 (-180) to win the contest outright, while you can get 5/4 (+130) on Arman Tsarukyan if you fancy the small upset.

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