Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Poirier vs Tsarukyan?
Dustin Poirier could potentially face Arman Tsarukyan, in April 2024.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Poirier vs Tsarukyan stats
Dustin Poirier would step into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Arman Tsarukyan would make his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Poirier would have a slight advantage in power over Tsarukyan, with a 48% knock out percentage over Tsarukyan's 43%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Poirier would have a slight advantage over Tsarukyan, with a 28% submission rate over Tsarukyan's 24%.
Dustin Poirier is the older man by 8 years, at 35 years old.
Poirier has a height advantage of 2 inches over Tsarukyan. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Poirier is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 years and 4 months earlier than Tsarukyan, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 30 more professional rounds, 82 to Tsarukyan's 52.
Poirier vs Tsarukyan form
Poirier has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Michael Chandler at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Conor McGregor at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Tsarukyan has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan on 2nd December 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Joaquim Silva at UFC Fight Night – Vettori vs. Cannonier on 17th June 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had defeated Joel Alvarez at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Arman Tsarukyan has been fighting more than Dustin Poirier.
Dustin Poirier last fought 7 months and 1 day ago, while Arman Tsarukyan's last outing was 2 months and 28 days ago.
Poirier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Tsarukyan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 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 Poirier vs Tsarukyan?
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