UFC 240 gets an exciting fight as Canadian Olivier Aubin-Mercier will perform in his home country against Russian prospect Arman Tsarukyan.
Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Arman Tsarukyan have a tango date. The two lightweights are scheduled to face off at UFC 240 in Alberta, Canada. The event takes place on pay per view and will be held in Rogers Palace. The promotion officially announced the bout today.
“The Quebec Kid,” Olivier Aubin-Mercier, is returning to fight in his home country. He is coming off two tough losses to Gilbert Burns and Alexander Hernandez. The skid is the first time Aubin-Mercier has lost back to back fights in his professional career. In such a talent-rich lightweight division, Aubin-Mercier is wanting to get back to his winning ways at UFC 240. Aubin-Mercier was on a four-fight win streak before his loss to Alexander Hernandez.
Arman Tsarukyan is making his second appearance inside the Octagon. The 13-2 fighter lost his promotional debut to Islam Makhachev in a unanimous decision in April. Tsarukyan will look to notch his first victory in the UFC.
While this fight might not be between two ranked opponents, both Aubin-Mercier and Tsarukyan are incredibly talented fighters. The scrap is sure to be a sleeper for a fight of the night bonus.
UFC 240 marks the UFC’s return to Canada, where they are always well received. Headlining the card is Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar in a featherweight battle. Max is returning to featherweight after having his 13 fight win streak snapped by Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight. Edgar is coming off of a win as well, a decision win over Cub Swanson in April. The two were scheduled to fight twice before, but injuries forced the fights to be postponed.
Recently announced was the co-main event was the return of Cris Cyborg as she is slated to face Felicia Spencer. Brian Ortega and Zabit Magomedsharipov are also set to fight on the main card.