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UFC Vegas 75 Recap: Arman Tsarukyan Overcomes Near Defeat to Claim Dominant Victory Over Joaquim Silva in Round Three

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Saturday’s UFC event saw Arman Tsarukyan highly favored with odds greater than -1000 to triumph over Joaquim Silva in the co-main event of the lightweight category.

Tsarukyan indeed prevailed in the end, but not without a share of tense moments.

He claimed his 20th professional victory at UFC Vegas 75 by delivering a third-round TKO to Silva, a notably tenacious contender. After dominating the initial round with his impressive grappling skills, Tsarukyan chose to keep the fight standing in the second round. However, this decision nearly cost him as Silva shook him with a powerful blow. Tsarukyan managed to regain his footing and secured a takedown, wrapping up the round on a high note.

In the third round, Tsarukyan was determined to eliminate Silva. After a forceful slam that saw Silva landing headfirst, the top-10 lightweight competitor unleashed a brutal ground-and-pound attack, forcing referee Keith Petersen to intervene and conclude the fight.

You can view the video capturing these final moments below.

Tsarukyan, an outstanding talent at just 26 years of age, now boasts a record of 7-2 in the octagon. This includes a challenging face-off with current 155-pound champion Islam Makhachev in Tsarukyan’s debut UFC match at UFC on ESPN+ 7 in April 2019, which resulted in a loss by decision, and a highly controversial split decision loss to Mateusz Gamrot at his first UFC main event at UFC Vegas 57 in June 2022.

After his victory, Tsarukyan issued a challenge to Makhachev for a potential rematch. In a post-match conversation with Paul Felder, Tsarukyan mentioned his interest in facing Beneil Dariush, but expressed concern that Dariush may not be prepared until December, which would be too late for him. Consequently, he shifted his focus to Michael Chandler, declaring that, if Chandler’s fight with Conor McGregor does not materialize, he is confident of his ability to “defeat him” should they face off.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Vegas 75

Who won the co-main event at UFC Vegas 75?

Arman Tsarukyan won the co-main event at UFC Vegas 75, defeating Joaquim Silva in the third round.

Was Arman Tsarukyan a favorite to win the fight against Joaquim Silva at UFC Vegas 75?

Yes, Arman Tsarukyan entered the fight as a highly favored contender with odds greater than -1000 to triumph over Joaquim Silva.

What was a significant moment during the fight?

A significant moment was in the second round when Silva managed to wobble Tsarukyan with a powerful shot. However, Tsarukyan quickly recovered and ended the round with a successful takedown.

What was the method of Tsarukyan’s victory?

Arman Tsarukyan won by a third-round TKO, after landing a forceful slam on Silva followed by a brutal ground-and-pound attack.

What is Arman Tsarukyan’s record inside the octagon after this fight?

After his victory over Silva, Arman Tsarukyan’s record inside the octagon stands at 7 wins and 2 losses.

Who does Arman Tsarukyan want to face next?

Following his win, Tsarukyan expressed a desire for a rematch with Islam Makhachev. He also mentioned his interest in facing Beneil Dariush, and if not possible, his attention might turn to Michael Chandler.

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