Tsarukyan’s Lightning Strike: 64-Second Knockout Shocks UFC Austin
In an electrifying display of power and precision, Arman Tsarukyan delivered a stunning knockout to Beneil Dariush just 64 seconds into the UFC Austin main event. This victory sends a powerful message to the lightweight division, marking Tsarukyan not just as a prospect, but a formidable contender.
Tsarukyan, long tipped for title contention, seized his moment against Dariush, a top-ranked opponent. The fight began with an exchange of strikes, but Tsarukyan’s confidence was palpable. His victory materialized swiftly as he narrowly missed Dariush with a knee, only to land a crushing right hand that sent Dariush reeling to the canvas. The referee intervened promptly, concluding the bout in the first round.
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“I don’t want to win a decision. I just wanted to knock him out,” Tsarukyan asserted post-fight, expressing gratitude towards Dariush and hinting at his versatile fighting capabilities. This victory, his third consecutive win, propels Tsarukyan up the rankings and edges him closer to a title shot, potentially a rematch with UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev.
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The fight was a testament to Tsarukyan’s strategic acumen and striking ability. He patiently waited for the opening, capitalizing on Dariush’s slight misstep. This decisive victory over a veteran like Dariush underscores Tsarukyan’s readiness for higher stakes.
Reflecting on his growth and future aspirations, Tsarukyan confidently remarked, “I’m going to be a champion, trust me guys.” His ambition is clear, setting the stage for what promises to be an exhilarating climb to the top.
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