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Arman Tsarukyan’s Path to UFC Title Shot

Arman Tsarukyan is on the path to his first UFC title shot. Learn about his upcoming bout against Charles Oliveira and their road to the Lightweight division title. Discover key points and fight card results.

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Arman Tsarukyan vs. Charles Oliveira TBD

Arman Tsarukyan is on the verge of earning his first career Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title shot. The upcoming UFC 300 event is set to be one of the most significant nights in the history of mixed martial arts (MMA). The Lightweight division, in particular, will feature two highly anticipated contender bouts.

To kick off the main card, Tsarukyan aims to extend his current winning streak to four consecutive victories by defeating former divisional kingpin Charles Oliveira. Despite holding the record for the most submissions in UFC history, Oliveira has evolved into a well-rounded finishing machine. While his recent finish victories have come via submissions, his striking has played a crucial role in setting up these finishes.

Tsarukyan, however, views Oliveira primarily as a specialist in a single martial art. In an interview with Red Corner MMA, Tsarukyan stated, "Charles is good at one thing: taking his opponent’s back and choking him out from that position. He has long limbs, which allows him to excel at taking the back, locking in the triangle, and finishing the submission. But overall, he’s nothing special."

Tsarukyan acknowledges Oliveira’s proficiency in pulling guard and his strong back-mount game, which often results in chokes. To prepare for this, Tsarukyan and his team have been working on strategies to avoid getting caught in such positions during the fight.

Both Oliveira and Tsarukyan are coming off impressive first-round striking finishes over Beneil Dariush. The expectation from both fighters is that a victory in this matchup will earn them a title shot against the current champion, Islam Makhachev. This would also serve as a rematch for either fighter, as Makhachev defeated Tsarukyan via unanimous decision in Tsarukyan’s promotional debut in April 2019. Oliveira, on the other hand, lost the title in his initial encounter with Makhachev, succumbing to a second-round arm triangle at UFC 280 in October 2022.

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Arman Tsarukyan vs. Charles Oliveira TBD

Road to the Title

Arman Tsarukyan is determined to secure his first UFC title shot. A win over Charles Oliveira would solidify his position as a top contender in the Lightweight division. Tsarukyan’s ultimate goal is to face the current champion, Islam Makhachev, in a highly anticipated rematch.

Key Points

  • Arman Tsarukyan aims to extend his winning streak to four straight victories.
  • Charles Oliveira is known for his submission skills and back-mount game.
  • Tsarukyan believes Oliveira is a single-art specialist.
  • Both fighters are coming off impressive first-round striking finishes.
  • A win for either fighter could lead to a title shot against Islam Makhachev.