Dec 17 2022
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
18-3-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 30-27
  • 30-27
UD 3
24-1-0

The tape

27
Age
33
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

UDKOKOUDUD
Form
SDUDUDUDUD
18
Wins
24
7
By KO
12
39
KO%
50
5
By SUB
1
28
SUB%
4
3
Loses
1
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2014
21
Bouts
25
45
Rounds
64
3 hours, 5 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 53 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

9
UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
9
Tapology
11

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, 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 the 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 losses 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, 12 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Arman Tsarukyan's 11th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2019.

Arman Tsarukyan's UFC record stood at 9-2-0, while Damir Ismagulov's came in at 5-2-0.

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 a 28% submission rate over Ismagulov's 4%.

Arman Tsarukyan was the younger man by 6 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 15 less professional rounds, 55 to Ismagulov's 70.

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 won against 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 beaten 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 defeated 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.

Activity check

Tsarukyan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 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 3 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 6 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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