Read about UFC lightweight contender Arman Tsarukyan’s impressive victory and his desire for a title shot. Find out why many see him as the biggest threat to Makhachev’s reign. Tsarukyan also discusses potential targets like Beneil Dariush and Michael Chandler.
UFC Lightweight Contender Arman Tsarukyan Eyes Title Shot After Impressive Victory
UFC lightweight contender Arman Tsarukyan is looking to take the next step towards the title picture following yet another impressive display inside the Octagon.
Tsarukyan’s Rise in the Division
Tsarukyan, who currently occupies the #8 spot at 155 pounds, has long been touted as one of the hottest prospects in the division. While his rise took a hit courtesy of a narrow main event loss to Mateusz Gamrot last June, he’s since bounced back in style.
After outpointing Damir Ismagulov in December 2022, the Armenian-Russian returning to finishing ways at UFC Vegas 75 earlier this month. There, Tsarukyan defended his spot on the ladder with a vicious ground-and-pound TKO win over Joaquin Silva.
Deserving of a Shot at the Top Five
Having struggled to find a higher-ranked opponent last time out, Tsarukyan insisted that he’s deserving of a shot at the top five when he makes his return. And if that comes to fruition, he fully expects to make the most of it en route to a second dance with the divisional kingpin.
Threat to Makhachev’s Reign
Many have labeled Tsarukyan as the biggest threat to Makhachev’s reign. During an interview with LowKick MMA, Tsarukyan outlined why he sees that assessment as accurate.
Targets for Tsarukyan
Tsarukyan reiterated his desire to run it back with Makhachev following his victory over Silva. He also outlined a number of targets who may help him get to the champion, namely Beneil Dariush and Michael Chandler.