Olivier Aubin-Mercier to Face Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 240

By Jay Pettry May 30, 2019

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added an interesting lightweight scrap to UFC 240 this July.

The promotion announced on Thursday that Olivier Aubin-Mercier (11-4) would be facing Arman Tsarukyan (13-2) at lightweight at UFC 240. This event will take place on July 27 at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Canada's Aubin-Mercier has dropped two consecutive decisions to Alexander Hernandez and Gilbert Burns in July and December 2018, respectively. It is the first time in his career that he has ever lost consecutive bouts. Prior to those losses, he earned his first-ever knockout victory by dispatching Evan Dunham in 53 seconds at UFC 223, and earned a "Performance of the Night" bonus for his efforts.

Tsaruykan made a splash on the big stage in his UFC debut when he took Islam Makhachev to a hard-fought decision. Although it was a losing effort, the two men earned "Fight of the Night" in a thrilling battle. That loss broke a 12-fight win streak for the Armenian-born fighter, and it was the first time he had ever lost on the scorecards.

UFC 240 takes place on July 27 at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Headlining the card will be a featherweight title clash between champ Max Holloway and former lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar. In the co-main event, Cristiane Justino will meet Felicia Spencer in a de facto featherweight title eliminator bout.


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