UFC ON ESPN 47: Tsarukyan vs Silva 06/17/2023 – Arman Tsarukyan aims to pick up another win and improve on his ranking in the lightweight division as he takes on Joaquim Silva in the co-main event of the UFC on ESPN 47 fight card on Saturday, June 17, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently number eight in the 155-pound class, Tsarukyan has won six of his last seven fights, including the unanimous decision win over Damir Ismagulov. Silva, on the other hand, broke his two-fight losing skid by winning over Jesse Ronson in his last match in October 2022.
Both fighters are aiming to collect another victory that would move them up the lightweight contender rankings and secure more quality matches in the future. Opening MMA fight odds are already updated for fans who wanted to watch an exciting UFC match and earn extra money by betting on their favorite at the same time.
UFC ON ESPN 47: Tsarukyan vs Silva 06/17/2023
|When:||Saturday, June 17, 10:00 PM ET|
|Where:||UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
UFC ON ESPN 47: Tsarukyan vs Silva 06/17/2023 Odds
Winner of six of his last seven fights, Tsarukyan (19-3, 6-2 UFC) has moved his way up to the Top 15 of the UFC lightweight rankings. After losing his first fight against current UFC lightweight king Islam Makhachev, Tsarukyan strung up five consecutive wins over Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Davi Ramos, Matt Frevola, Christos Giagos and Joel Alvarez. The victories against Giagos and Alvarez were so outstanding, both of them gave the Akhalkalaki, Georgia native Performance of the Night bonuses. His attempt to make it six in a row was foiled when he was defeated by Mateusz Gamrot. In his last fight, Tsarukyan dominated Ismagulov to sweep the scorecards of the three judges, who scored 30-27, all in his favor.
The Armenian-Russian fighter has landed 3.56 significant strikes per minute at an accuracy rate of 45%. Tsarukyan has been evasive in the striking game, absorbing just 1.93 strikes/minute. His strike defense rate is 54%. Tsarukyan is effective in takedowns with an average of 3.3 per 15 minutes. He has a takedown accuracy of 33%. His takedown defense is above average at 75%. The fighter known as “Ahalkalakets” has 12 stoppages in 19 wins, with seven of them by knockout and five via submissions. However, he has been knocked out once in his career.
Silva (12-3, 5-3 UFC) started his MMA career with 10 straight victories, including a six-second technical knockout win over Leandro Vasconcelos in a fight held in Brazil. However, he tasted his first defeat against Vinc Pichel and lost two more against Nasrat Haqparast and Ricky Glenn. He would strung up two victories against Jared Gordon and Jesse Ronson. His last fight against Ronson ended in just two rounds and won via technical knockout. The victory gave him a Performance of the Night bonus. Silva has also received a Fight of the Night bonus in a three-round knockout win over Gordon.
Silva has 10 stoppages in 12 victories, with seven coming by way of knockout and the rest by submission. The Brazilian landed an average of 4.08 significant strikes per minute and has an significant strike accuracy of 39%. He has absorbed 4.58 strikes per minute and his striking defense is at 55%. Grappling is not Silva’s strength as he has a takedown average of 0.21 per 15 minutes. His takedown accuracy is 50% and has a 65% takedown defense. His submission average is 0.62 per 15 minutes.
Tsarukyan vs Silva Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||37%||58%|
|Win by Submission||26%||25%|
|Strikes landed per minute||0.87||4.04|
|Striking absorbed per minute||0.93||4.5|
Tsarukyan vs Silva Betting Picks
Tsarukyan and Silva are looking to register their most important victory of their careers to boost their rankings. The fight means more for the Armenian-Russian fighter as he is ranked eighth in the UFC rankings and a win would boost his status in the 155-pound division. Sports oddsmakers say that Tsarukyan is the overwhelming favorite in the clash but do not sleep on Silva as he is capable of giving a beatdown to unsuspecting opponents who will take him lightly. The fight may end early but the fighters are skilled enough to avoid big-time strikes and submission attempts. If it lasts the full route, Tsarukyan may end up winning the match via decision.