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What advantage does Charles Oliveira have over Arman Tsarukyan? Head-to-head record overview of the LW stars ahead of UFC 300

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UFC 300 will have huge title implications on the fight between them Arman Zarukyan And Charles Oliveira. The rising contender will face the former champion, with both fighters picking up knockout victories in their most recent fights. Before we get to the fight this weekend, let's take a look at the records and stats from their careers so far.

The lightweight class is teeming with talent and yet lacking opponents Islam Makhachev. Why? Because most of the top contenders have just fought or are booked to fight. So the spotlight is now on Arman Tsarukyan and Charles Oliveira, who could both face Makhachev with a UFC 300 win. Now let's look at how numerically they stack up against each other.

Charles Oliveira, the dominant late bloomer

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In August 2024, Charles Oliveira will be 14 years old since he first fought under the UFC banner. Arguably one of the most experienced fighters in the world Dana White“Do Bronxs,” his promotion, has fought 44 fights in his MMA career so far. He has a record of 34 wins, 9 losses and 1 no-contest. 10 of his 34 victories came by knockout, 21 of them by submission.

“Do Bronx” has a UFC record of 22-9-1. He holds the record for most finishes in UFC history with 20. In addition, the Brazilian also holds the record for the most submission wins with 16. Oliveira has a 53% punch accuracy, 51% punch defense and 55% strong takedown defense.

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Charles Oliveira has fought, among others, the who's who of the UFC lightweight division Paul Fields, Clay GuidaAnd Jim Miller to name a few. While he debuted in 2014, it wasn't until 2018 that we started seeing the Oliveira we know today.

Between 2018 and 2022, the Chute Boxe representative went on an 11-fight winning streak, effectively securing most of the top five finishes in the UFC lightweight division. He fell unconscious Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to claim the vacant 155-pound title. His first defense was against it Dustin Poirierwhom he defeated via submission.

Before his second title defense against Justin Gaethje, the sports commission stripped Charles of his title due to missing weight. Still, Oliveira won the fight via submission in the first round. In 2022, Oliveira fought for the vacant lightweight belt for the second time in his career, this time against Islam Makhachev. Unfortunately for him, the Russian won the fight via submission in the second round.

Now there have been some changes in the rankings and Arman Tsarukyan is in the top 5. Will he be cannon fodder for the Brazilian? Let's see what the numbers say.

Arman Tsarukyan, the next big thing?

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In just a few days, 27-year-old Arman Tsarukyan will complete five dominant years of fighting under the UFC banner. Interestingly, his UFC career didn't start well. Tsarukyan lost his debut match against current champion Islam Makhachev by decision. But this defeat did not stop him from gaining a foothold in the lightweight division. “Ahalkalakets” recorded an impressive five-fight winning streak after his first loss. This number includes Matt Frevola, David Ramos, Olivier Aubin Mercier, Christos GiagosAnd Joel Alvarez.

Tsarukyan suffered his second and final loss in the UFC against Mateusz Gamrot in 2022, but came back to win another three fights in a row, defeating opponents like Damir Ismagulov, Joaquim SilvaAnd Beneil Dariush. “Ahalkalakets' strength is his takedown defense, which is at 75%. His shot defense is almost on par with Oliveira at 54%, with a slightly lower shot accuracy of 48%.

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The numbers indicate a balanced stylistic match. Charles Oliveira has championship experience and records, while Arman Tsarukyan has shown tremendous consistency in his UFC stay so far. Who will come out on top? We'll find out this weekend in Las Vegas.