Tsarukyan wants title shot after KO of Dariush

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Tsarukyan wants title shot after KO of Dariush

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff WriterDec 2, 2023, 10:43 PM ET

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AUSTIN -- The UFC has a new potential star emerging at 155 pounds.

Georgian lightweight Arman Tsarukyan (21-3) knocked out Beneil Dariush (22-6-1) with a piston right hand in just 64 seconds on Saturday. The fight headlined UFC Fight Night inside Moody Center.

It's the biggest win of Tsarukyan's career so far and improves his record in the UFC to 8-2. His only losses came against current champion Islam Makhachev in 2019 and a somewhat controversial decision loss to Mateusz Gamrot in 2022. Saturday was the fastest finish of Tsarukyan's UFC appearances.

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