Tsarukyan ignores rivalry and suggests better strategy for Makhachev to defeat Poirier

Armenian advises that champions avoid venturing into their opponent's 'territory'; athletes face each other on June 1, at UFC 302

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Islam makhachev after victory in UFC 294. Photo: Reproduction/InstagramFormer rival of Islam makhachev and with an eye on the title fight scheduled for June 1st at UFC 302, Arman Tsarukyan has nothing but good advice for the champion. aware that Dustin poirier has a flagship in stand-up fighting, the Armenian suggests that the current champion avoid venturing into the challenger's strategy and use better skills to defend his belt.

“I see that Islam will try to push him to the fence, take him down, try to hold him and finish him. But if he can't do that, it will be dangerous. If he wants to trade blows with him, I think Dustin poirier It's on a different level. His punch, his speed, he can knock you out very quickly. That's why Islam has to try to overthrow him right away. For me, the favorite is Islam in this fight, but I can bet on a knockout of Dustin poirier, because that could happen,” Tsarukyan told New York Post.


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Protagonists of UFC 302, Islam makhachev e Dustin poirier compete for the lightweight title (up to 70,3kg) in Newark (USA). In a duel valid for five rounds, the confrontation will be held on June 1st and will attract attention from Arman Tsarukyan, who is currently number one in the rankings and is expected to face the winner in his next appearance.

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