The Rushing contenders of the UFC Lightweight division are set to face each other in UFC Fight Night schedule for February. Multiple inside sources have confirmed the promotions plans for a bout between Arman Tsarukyan and Joel Alvarez, as the fight is expected to take place at UFC’s Fight Night 203 on Feb. 26 at a venue yet to be announced.
Tsarukyan, who is ranked #13 in the UFC lightweight rankings is on a four-fight win streak in the division, ever since loosing to Islam Makhachev in April 2019. Recently showing an impressive performance in his win against Christos Giagos (via TKO), Arman is looking to break in the top 10 UFC Lightweight rankings.
Alvarez, on the the other hand is ranked #15 in the UFC lightweight rankings. Recently securing dominant wins over Thiago Moises (via TKO), Alaxender Yakovlev (via submission) and Joesph Duffy (via submission). All the fore-mentioned victories coming in 1st round. Joel is also on a four-fight win streak and he is a very dominant fighter to compete against.
Arman Tsarukyan trolled Joel Alvarez by calling him a “Welterweight”
As the bout is finalized by UFC, Arman Tsarukyan poked fun at his opponent by mentioning him as a “welterweight”. This is because in his previous two fights in the UFC, Joel has missed weight twice. As impressive as he is, Alvarez does have a problem with missing weight.
The seeds are planted and the fights is set, the future of lightweight division in 2022 is looking highly competitive with fights like these lurking on the horizon, it would be interesting to see how this one unfolds, who knows maybe they will break into the top 10 rankings and face someone high profiled in the next fight.
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