No. 8 ranked UFC lightweight Arman Tsarukyan will step into the octagon for the second time as the event’s headliner, and the Russian’s opponent will be American Benil Dariush, ranked fourth in the division.
The bout of top lightweights will be the main event of the UFC Fight Night tournament, which will be held on December 2 in Austin, Texas, as officially announced by the head of the world’s strongest league, Dana White.
The second most important event of the event will be a lightweight fight between Dan Hooker and Bobby Green, which is also stated to be a five-round bout.
Previously, informed sources close to the situation reported on the organization of the bouts.
On October 7, 37-year-old Bobby Green knocked out Grant Dawson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 229 as early as 33 seconds, and two months before that, the American fighter put his career back on a successful track by finishing his compatriot Tony Ferguson with an arm-triangle choke in the third round.
Like Green, 33-year-old Dan Hooker is riding a two-fight win streak, having won by technical knockout over Claudio Puelles and a split decision over Jalin Turner.
Arman Tsarukian, 27, picked up his second straight win on June 17, finishing Joaquim Silva by third-round technical knockout, while Benil Dariush, 34, snapped an eight-fight win streak a week earlier, losing by first-round technical knockout to Charles Oliveira in a potential contender’s bout.