Arman Tsarukyan found Charles Oliveira more ‘dangerous’ than Islam Makhachev

Arman Tsarukyan fexplains why he thinks Charles Oliveira is more dangerous than Islam Makhachev.

by Aryan Lakhani
Arman Tsarukyan found Charles Oliveira more ‘dangerous’ than Islam Makhachev
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Arman Tsarukyan has been challenged himself against some of the toughest fighters from the lightweight division. His professional resume is filled with champions and highly skilled contenders. After much experience, Tsarukyan concluded with an interesting comparison.

He believes Charles Oliveira is more dangerous than Islam Makhachev because of his ji-jitsu. Tsarukyan’s opinion may change after he faces Islam Makhachev for a rematch. Arman Tsarukyan is most likely expected to fight the winner of Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier.

Arman Tsarukyan on nearly losing the match

In the post-fight press conference, Arman Tsarukyan made a little comparison between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev.

“Charles is more dangerous because if he knows very well jiu-jitsu, so it’s like so dangerous for me because if you get that position where he’s good, he can choke you out, and that’s it,” Tsarukyan said, as quoted by

“Like I got in the first round, it was super tight choke. If I didn’t know how to escape from there, maybe I could sleep and lose that fight. ”

Arman Tsarukyan on Charles Oliveira’s strength and humble behavior

“He’s super strong, His punch is very strong too.

He knocked out a lot of people, he choked a lot of people. He has the most finishes in our division. He’s one of the best. If you’re going to compare him and Islam, they’re on the same level. He’s one of the humble guys in our division, that’s why people like him a lot, He’s very appreciated guy.

I was thinking he’s going to right away jump on me, like he’s not going to shake my hand, but he did. He’s so nice guy, good fighter, former champion, beat a lot of fighters. It was super exciting to fight with him”.

Charles Oliveira Islam Makhachev