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After consecutive losses to Alexander Hernandez and Gilbert Burns, Canadian lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier is set to face Arman Tsarukyan, who himself will look to bounce back after dropping his promotional debut. They go to war on July 27 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at UFC 240. Let the numbers below get you acquainted on this interesting scrap.
Overall experienceAubin-Mercier and Tsarukyan both have 15 professional fights under their names. Aubin-Mercier made his pro debut on Oct. 21, 2011, coming out with a 58-second submission victory at Ringside MMA 12, a local event that featured Paul Daley and Luigi Fioravanti as headliner. He later went 4-0 after which, he was signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is still competing. His overall record stands at 11-4.
Tsarukyan’s record is a little more desirable at 13-2. He started his career on Sept. 25, 2015 in an event called MFP - Assault Nights of Spassk 2015, winning via first-round TKO. The Russian lightweight out of MFP Team has fought for various promotions before making his way to the UFC earlier this year.
UFC appearancesAubin-Mercier has appeared 11 times in the Octagon, having debuted on April 16, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale. He faced fellow debutante Chad Laprise and lost via split decision. The native of Quebec, Canada, would later score victories over the likes of Evan Dunham, Drew Dober and Anthony Rocco Martin.
The opposing fighters have equal number of professional fights, but Tsarukyan has only graced the Octagon once. On April 20 of this year, he was outpointed by Islam Makhachev for an unsuccessful promotional debut.