The main card of UFC Vegas 49 is here with an exciting lightweight fight of Arman Tsarukyan vs Joel Alvarez.
UFC Vegas 49 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a spectacular lightweight fight between Islam Makhachev and Bobby Green. In the main card, two amazing prospects of the lightweight division go head to head in a three-round fight. Arman Tsarukyan takes on Joel Alvarez to make a statement to the rest of the division.
Arman heads into this fight with a record of 17-2 while his opponent accumulated a record of 19-2. Both the fighters have fought 5 times in the UFC making their debut in the same year of 2019. Arman and Joel started off their career in a similar fashion as they lost via unanimous decision. Since then both have gone on to put a four-fight winning streak. Both the fighters have a great ground game and will look to outdo each other. To know how the fight played out at UFC Fight Night 202, continue reading.
Arman Tsarukyan gets the finish at UFC Vegas 49
Round 1 Both the fighters take center and trade jabs. Tsarukyan puts Joel down and takes the mount. Alvarez is in full guard and does a good job defending. Arman throws short punches to the body in an attempt to get Alvarez to lose his guard. Tsarukyan looking to get a D’arce choke but doesn’t get it. Blows to Joel’s face by Arman’s elbows.
Tsarukyan working well with his ground and pound. Another elbow that splits Tsarukyan’s nose. Alvarez is covered with blood all over his face and also gets some in his eyes.
Round 2 Another takedown for Arman. Alvarez was once again covered with blood from his cut in the first round. Arman with a barrage of punches and elbows. Joel defending blindly as he can’t see. Tsarukyan finally gets the finish. A lot of talks that the fight should have been stopped earlier given Alvarez could barely see anything in the second round on account of the deep cut near his eyes.
Results Arman Tsarukyan def. Joel Alvarez via TKO (second round)