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Arman Tsarukyan vs. Damir Ismagulov added to UFC Vegas 66

UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan v Gamrot Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

It’s tough to find a bad match up at 155 pounds.

Eurosport confirmed today (Weds., Sept. 28, 2022) that a battle between Top 15-ranked contenders, Arman Tsarukyan and Damir Ismagulov, will go down at UFC Vegas 66 on Dec. 17, 2022. The Lightweight tilt joins a current seven-fight line up of action that closes out the year.

Tsarukyan, 25, is largely considered one of the sport’s brightest young talents on the rise. Ranked No. 10 in the official UFC rankings, the Akhalkalaki, Georgia, native will enter the bout looking to rebound off Mateusz Gamrot unanimous decision loss his last time out (watch highlights). While he may have come up short, Tsarukyan earned Fight of the Night honors in his bout with Gamrot, which also acted as his first time in a UFC main event. Tsarukyan’s (18-3) only other loss in the promotion was in his debut against next divisional title challenger, Islam Makhachev.

On the other side of the equation, Ismagulov seeks his biggest win to date after scoring a competitive split decision over Guram Kutateladze in June 2022. The No. 12-ranked Ismagulov (24-1) hasn’t tasted defeat since his sixth professional bout and rides a five-fight streak in the Octagon.

UFC Vegas 66 is set to close out with a Middleweight contender pairing between the last title challenger, Jared Cannonier, and Sean Strickland. Both are looking to get back in the win column after their defeats at UFC 276 in July 2022.

Check out the latest UFC Vegas 66 card below:

  • 185 lbs.: Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland
  • 205 lbs.: Jamal Pogues vs. Tafon Nchukwi
  • 185 lbs.: Julian Marquez vs. Deron Winn
  • 135 lbs.: Sergey Morozov vs. Journey Newson
  • 125 lbs.: Amir Albazi vs. Alex Perez
  • 185 lbs.: Michał Oleksiejczuk vs. Albert Duraev
  • 155 lbs.: Damir Ismagulov vs. Arman Tsarukyan

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Arman Tsarukyan
    (90 votes)
  • 23%
    Damir Ismagulov
    (27 votes)
117 votes total Vote Now

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