The 2016 world combat sambo champion Islam Makhachev entered this fight with a professional record of 16-1-0 (62% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.19 lightweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Adriano Martins in 2015 (Adriano Martins vs Islam Makhachev), since then he has won four bouts defeating Gleison Tibau and Kajan Johnson in 2018.
His opponent, Arman Tsarukyan, has a mma record of 13-1-0 (77% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.104 in the same weight class. He also suffered his only defeat in 2015, against Alexander Belikh, but then he has collected 12 consecutive victories taking revenge on Belikh in 2016 and beating Felipe Olivieri in his last one. Makhachev vs Tsarukyan is on the undercard of Alistair Overeem vs Alexey Oleinik – UFC Fight Night 149 (UFC on ESPN+ 7). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 149: Overeem vs. Oleinik
Where: Yubileyny Sports Complex, St. Petersburg, Russia
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
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