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Free fight: Islam Makhachev vs Arman Tsarukyan

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  1. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    Incredible fight between two extremely skilled individuals, that just goes to show how immensely stacked the lightweight division is.
    Both of these guys are champion material in my eyes.
     
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    Solid scrap - looking forward to seeing Islam back in the cage.
     
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    Not even that good of a performance against a 5'7 Armenian
     
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    For me this is grappling art, if any MMA fan says they dislike this fight they should be banned from watching MMA.
     
  6. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    Lmao, the 5'7" Armenian is one of the hottest prospects in MMA and easily amongst the most well-rounded and technically proficient fighters on the roster.
     
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    Agreed.
    Personally i look even more so forward to seeing Tsarukyan perform again, i'm a big fan of the guy, he's unbelievably well-rounded.
     
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    Every person likes something different, but i agree that these grappling exchanges are beautiful to watch and being dismissive about how much skill goes into them would be foolish.
     
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    Indeed, it was a great series of exchanges and work by both. Look forward to Arman's next as well.

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    Loved this one. Arman tried to engage too much in the grappling instead of striking but still a dope fight.
     
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    Same here, tons of skill at display there and agree about Tsarukyan being a bit too fond to grapple too, but that's easy for us to say as spectators, lol.

    Tsarukyan's striking skills really shone in his last fight against Davi Ramos, was baffled watching that too.
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    One of my FAVORITE Grappling Heavy Fights I've seen in a while, the scramble they got into in the first round set the tone and I was hooked. Seeing Islam's high level grappling defense to not surrender a Takedown was fun to look at.

    I was watching it on YouTube a few weeks ago, and was still blown away with how good the scrambles were and how Islam did NOT want to get taken down and exercised ELITE balance lol.
     
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    Islam got torn up in this one
     
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    True, Islam said in the post fight interview that he's a tough dude with a bright future
     
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    Fully agree, the grappling exchanges were crazy, there wasn't a dull moment once these guys got their hands on each other.
    They both looked really great in there.
     
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    Shameless duckery by Felder on the mic, timestamped

     
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  17. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    And he's right!
    I can't imagine any halfways sane person denying the potential of either one of these guys.
     
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    I wouldnt be surprised if those two met again someday. In a 5 round fight, it would be fire.
     
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    Amazing fight. Some of the most entertaining scrambles I have ever seen.
     
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