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Who won Tsarukyan vs Ismagulov?
Arman Tsarukyan beat Damir Ismagulov by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland, on Saturday 17th December 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of winner Arman Tsarukyan.
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).
Tsarukyan vs Ismagulov stats
Arman Tsarukyan stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Damir Ismagulov made his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Ismagulov had an advantage in power over Tsarukyan, with a 50% knock out percentage over Tsarukyan's 39%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Tsarukyan had a large advantage over Ismagulov, boasting at 28% submission rate over Ismagulov's 4%.
Arman Tsarukyan was the younger man by 5 years, at 27 years old.
Ismagulov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Tsarukyan. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Tsarukyan was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 11 months later than Ismagulov, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 18 less professional rounds, 52 to Ismagulov's 70.
Tsarukyan's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Ismagulov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Tsarukyan vs Ismagulov?
Arman Tsarukyan was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Damir Ismagulov made his way into the ring at 31/20 (+150) with oddsmakers.