Charles do Bronx almost submits twice, but Tsarukyan secures victory in a close fight at UFC 300

Brazilian has good moments, but succumbs to the Armenian's resistance and is defeated in a split decision

Charles of the Bronx was relentless in his pursuit of victory in the UFC 300, but the resilience of Arman Tsarukyan stopped the Brazilian's joy this Saturday (13). In an electrifying fight at the T-Mobile Arena, the Brazilian dominated much of the first round and came close to submission on two occasions, but the Armenian resisted bravely and recovered to win a split decision.

Charles, with the result, is defeated again and is far from a rematch with Islam makhachev and another chance for the lightweight belt. In his career in MMA, the Brazilian has 34 positive results and ten negative results.

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Charles do Bronx is one of the Brazilian stars in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

On the other hand, Tsarukyan is going through a great challenge and aims to be the next challenger for the Russian's title. The Armenian, who is fourth in the rankings, should move up positions and has an updated record of 22 triumphs and three setbacks.

Charles do Bronx succumbs to Tsarukyan's resilience and bitter defeat at UFC 300

Charles do Bronx risks the guillotine in his fight against Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 300. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFCNews

Charles of the Bronx risks guillotine in fight against Arman Tsarukyan No. UFC 300. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFCNews

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The first action was from Charles, who kicked Tsarukyan at the right moment and took away the Armenian's base. From the Bronx, then, he attacked the guillotine and almost missed it. Arman resisted, but the Brazilian took the mount, throwing hard elbows. However, the opponent was precise and managed to sweep to reach the strong base.

Charles freed himself and, at one point, landed an illegal kick on Tsarukyan's face. Referee Mark Smith saw the move, called a doctor to evaluate it and decided not to take a point from the Brazilian. The former champion, in the final stretch, managed to stay on his feet.

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The beginning of the second round had Do Bronx landing a good cross, easily absorbed by Tsarukyan. The Armenian, in turn, decided to invest in kicks to the waist line and, at the first opportunity, dropped to deliver brutal elbows, which opened the Brazilian's eyebrow and left him feeling at the end of the round. Charles almost attacked the triangle, right from below, and didn't have time to finish.

The third and decisive round remained tense, with both fighters having good moments in their exchanges. However, Charles stayed close to the fence and suffered a crucial fall to the Armenian, who reached the back and worked on top. Do Bronx turned it around and got a tight triangle grip, but Arman resisted bravely until the end.

UFC 300 results

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Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Alex Poatán defeated Jamahal Hll by knockout (punches) at 3:14 of R1 – fight for the belt

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Weili Zhang derrotou yan xiaonan in the unanimous decision of the judges (49-45, 49-45, 49-45) – fight for the belt

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Max Holloway derrotou Justin gaethje by knockout at 4m59s of R5- fight for the BMF belt

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Arman Tsarukyan derrotou Charles of the Bronx in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Average weight (up to 83,9kg): BoNickal finished Cody Brundage with a rear naked choke at 3m38s of R2

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Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Jiri Prochazka derrotou Aleksandr Rakic by technical knockout at 3m17s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): aljamain sterling derrotou Calvin kattar in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Kayla harrison finished Holly holm with a rear naked choke at 1m47s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Diego lopes derrotou Sodiq Yusuf by technical knockout at 1m29s of R1

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg) Renato Moicano derrotou jalin turner by technical knockout at 4m11s of R2

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Jessica Stacker derrotou Marina Rodriguez in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Bobby Green derrotou Jim Miller in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-25, 29-26)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Deiveson Figueiredo finished cody garbrandt with a rear naked choke at 4m02s of R2

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