Arman Tsarukyan gave Islam Makhachev arguably his toughest test to date and hopes they can run things back. After he beat Tsarukyan in April 2019, Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) went on to win six straight and captured the vacant lightweight title with a dominant submission finish of Charles Oliveira at UFC 280. Tsarukyan (18-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) went on a run himself and won five in a row before he was edged out by Mateusz Gamrot in June. He aims to rebound when he meets Damir Ismagulov at UFC Fight Night 216 on Dec. 17 and hopes to kickstart a title run. “It would be Islam Makhachev,” Tsarukyan said of his dream fight in an interview with Red Corner MMA

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Arman Tsarukyan says dream fight is to rematch UFC champ Islam Makhachev – MMA Junkie

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