Armen Petrosyan still can’t believe he’s in the UFC after brutal leg kick KO

Armen Petrosyan was still awestruck after brutal leg kick KO during Week 8 of Dana White’s Contender Series.

UFC president Dana White has been vocal that his promotion is in constant need of light heavyweights, and they might have found a phenom in Armen Petrosyan.

It didn’t take long for Petrosyan to make his presence felt in the UFC octagon during Week 8 of Dana White’s Contender Series. He landed an incredible head kick knockout against Kaloyan Kolev in the first round to secure a UFC contract.

During his post-fight press conference, Petrosyan described how he took everything in and what’s next for his career.

“I still can’t believe ‘I’m here, I’m in the UFC’,” Petrosyan said. “I need a little bit of rest. I’m ready for a fight with everyone. My striking is good, wrestling is good and I’m even ready for Israel Adesanya. Russian Muay Thai wants that fight.”

Armen Petrosyan adds another prospect to the UFC’s light heavyweight division

Before making his way to the United States, Petrosyan put on a series of dominant performances overseas. He hasn’t let a single fight go to a decision, with all six of his wins coming via knockout.

During brief stints with AMC and WCSA, Petrosyan defeated the likes of Dmitry Minakov and Sultan Gizatulin. He quickly earned the reputation as a brutal striker and garnered the attention of White in a hurry.

For his UFC debut, Petrosyan will look to keep up his incredible streak of knockouts against some of the other best 205-pound prospects. If history is any indication of what’s to come, Petrosyan could be a force at light heavyweight.

Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your Dana White Contender Series news and highlights. We’ll be cageside bringing you live updates, results and backstage interviews.

Source: FanSided

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