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Arman Tsarukyan vs Damir Ismagulov report
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 6 years, at 26 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 19 less professional rounds, 48 to Ismagulov's 67.
Tsarukyan vs Ismagulov form
Tsarukyan had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Joel Alvarez at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Olivier Aubin Mercier at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
He had been beaten by Islam Makhachev at UFC on ESPN+ 7 on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Tsarukyan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Ismagulov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 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.
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