The Armenian Arman Tsarukyan, which faces Charles of the Bronx No. UFC 300, on April 13, had a major reinforcement in its preparation: the legendary Fedor Emelianenko, considered one of the biggest heavyweights (up to 120,2kg.) in the history of MMA.
Tsarukyan posted the image on his Instagram and praised Emelianenko, calling him “The Last Emperor,” his nickname in the sport. The Armenian, who is 27 years old and ranks fourth in the lightweight rankings, has won three consecutive victories, the last being an impressive knockout over Beneil Dariush.
The duel against Do Bronx will be the most important of Tsarukyan's career, as it will be worth the chance to compete for the category belt, which belongs to the Russian. Islam makhachev. The champion was injured and had to postpone his title defense, which would have been against the Brazilian last October.
Charles, who is a former lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg), also beat Dariush in his last fight, in 2023, by knockout in the first round. The São Paulo native is ranked first among the challengers and is looking to regain the belt he lost to Makhachev in 2022.
O UFC 300 promises to be a historic event, with big names and exciting fights. In addition to Tsarukyan and Do Bronx, the card will also have Justin gaethje x Max Holloway by the BMF belt, Holly holm x Kayla harrison e Deiveson Figueiredo x cody garbrandt. The event takes place in Las Vegas, in the United States.
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