Olivier Aubin-Mercier Vs Arman Tsarukyan Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC Picks
July 25, 2019
Olivier “The Quebec Kid” Aubin-Mercier (11-4-0) takes on Arman Tsarukyan (13-2-0) in a Lightweight bout on Saturday night at UFC 240 at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
This is a tough bout for Aubin-Mercier, even with home support backing him, as he’s coming into this fight on the back of two straight losses after stepping up in class. In July last year he lost to the American Alexander “The Great” Hernandez, then followed that up with defeat against Brazil’s Gilbert “Durinho” Burns in December 2018. Both losses were by unanimous decision.
Although the 30 year-old Canadian Aubin-Mercier has a Judo background, once in the octagon he tends to rely more on classic wrestling takedowns and transitions. Aubin-Mercier is also an accomplished kickboxer, which could be his best chance of victory here.
The 22 year-old Tsarukyan’s major strengths are his wrestling, stamina and athleticism. He made his UFC debut against Islam Makhachev, which was a serious test first up. Although he never came close to beating his fellow countryman, Tsarukyan did impress in making the fight competitive with his skill and tenacity, and the two men earned “Fight of the Night” recognition too.
Olivier Aubin-Mercier Vs Arman Tsarukyan Betting Lines & Pick
That aforementioned loss to Makhachev broke a 12-fight winning streak for the Armenian-born fighter Arman Tsarukyan and, looking at UFC predictions for this bout, you would have to think that if this fight goes to the canvas after the first couple of rounds, that Tsarukyan ability to maintain a furious pace could wear down an opponent who has a tendency to fade somewhat.
Olivier Aubin-Mercier is not without hope here, but Tsarukyan is the tip.
Arman Tsarukyan is the favourite in the UFC betting at odds of -213 (1.47) at bet365, with the UFC betting line on Olivier Aubin-Mercier being set at a top price of +180 (2.80) over at Sports Interaction.
UFC 240 Pick: Fight Result – Arman Tsarukyan to Win @ -213 (1.47) with bet365