Arman Tsarukyan challenges Islam Makhachev for a rematch
Arman Tsarukyan notified the MMA world with his thrilling performance against Beneil Dariush. Tsarukyan just took 64 seconds to deliver a stunning knockout in the main event of UFC Austin. With this win, the he will break through the top five rankings of the lightweight division. As such, he immediately called for a rematch with champion Islam Makhachev.
In the post-fight interview, Arman Tsarukyan was keen on fighting for the title soon and called his shots. First, he recognized that Islam Makhachev was a advanced, skilled fighter. Then, he mentioned his first fight with Makhachev and stated that he was a much-improved fighter now. This is what else Arman said:
“Islam is a different level fighter. But, we fought 4 years ago. I was 22 years old, now I’m 27. So guys, I gt improved and now next fight is gonna be different one. I’m gonna knock him out. That’s it.”
Islam Makhachev and Arman Tsarukyan faced for the first time in 2019. It was the Armenian’s debut in the UFC. However, the fight was competitive as Tsarukyan matched Makhachev on both the ground and the feet. But, it was the Dagestani who took home the decision win. Now, Tsarukyan was focused on avenging his loss to Makhachev in a championship fight.
Arman Tsarukyan extended his win streak to three after the win over Beneil Darisuh. Dariush was one of the elite lightweight contenders in the UFC, and finishing him in the first round deserved a round of applause. However, Tsarukyan’s possibility of fighting for the title would be less as contenders like Charles Olivera and Justin Gaethje remain on the wings.
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