Petr Yan names Charles do Bronx’s rival at UFC 300 as the next lightweight champion


A. Tsarukyan is currently fourth in the lightweight rankings. (Photo: Instagram @arm_011)

Next rival of Charles do Bronxlight weight (up to 70.3kg) Arman Tsarukyan received several compliments from a former Ultimate champion. Former owner of the bantamweight belt (up to 61.2kg), the Russian Peter Yan pointed out the name of the Armenian and Kazakh Shavkat Rakhmonov as athletes who should join the organization’s gallery of champions in the short or medium term.

“I think Shavkat (Rakhmonov) has everything to become a champion. He is a unique fighter. 18-0, 18 straight wins. Arman (Tsarukyan) has it all: skills, ambition. The question is when will this happen? If he believes in his dream, visualizes it… then everything will be real,” Yan said.

Fourth placed in the lightweight rankings, Tsarukyan is going through a great moment and has been riding on three consecutive victories. On April 13th, on the historic card of UFC 300the Armenian prospect will measure forces with the Brazilian Charles do Bronxformer category champion.

Number three in the group led by Leon Edwards, Rakhmonov is undefeated in professional MMA with 18 straight victories, all of them by knockout or submission. In Ultimate, his last triumph was against the veteran Stephen Thompson at the UFC 296held in December 2023.

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