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Who won Makhachev vs Tsarukyan?
Islam Makhachev beat Arman Tsarukyan by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 7, on Saturday 20th April 2019 at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Islam Makhachev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Makhachev vs Tsarukyan stats
Islam Makhachev stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Arman Tsarukyan made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Tsarukyan had advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 38% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 19%.
Islam Makhachev was the older man by 5 years, at 29 years old.
Makhachev had a height advantage of 3 inches over Tsarukyan. Despite this, Tsarukyan had 2-inch reach advantage.
Makhachev was 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 had fought 7 more professional rounds, 44 to Tsarukyan's 37.
Makhachev's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.