ufc fight night tsarukyan gamrot

Two light heavyweight grapplers with top ten ambitions headline UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on June 25. Vegas oddsmakers have made Tsarukyan a -240 favorite, but as Gamrot is on a three-fight win streak and has slain some quality opponents, could the Pole pull off an upset?

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UFC Fight Night – Tsarukyan Vs. Gamrot

  • Date: Saturday, June 25
  • Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States
  • Prelims: 7:30 PM ET
  • Main Card: 10:00 PM ET
  • How to Stream Fight Night Tsarukyan Vs. Gamrot Online: View on ESPN+ or with the UFC Fight Pass

Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot

This matchup between the number 11 and 12 of the division will see who can break into the top ten of the light heavyweights. The good news for you striking fans is both of these opponents have great grappling – so we should see this play out as a stand-up fight.

Arman Tsarukyan has only had one UFC loss and ended both his most recent bouts with knockout finishes. In his last fight, he won the Performance of the Night bonus when he ended his fight against Joel Alvarez in the second.

The Armenian is a little shorter but still manages to have a two-inch reach advantage over Gamrot. He also has a similar level of professional experience as his opponent while being six years younger.

Both fighters are typically very grappling-heavy, but this can usually cancel itself out. Tsarukyan typically shoots 5.83 takedowns per 15 minutes – however, we may see this statistic drop after he stays standing for this bout.

He is the underdog in this bout, but he is riding a three-fight win streak, and many consider him a dark horse to do well in this division.

Mateusz Gamrot is a former KSW champion that transitioned to the UFC in 2020. Since losing on his debut against Kutateladze, he finished three opponents with early stoppages last year. He knocked out Scott Holtzman and Diego Ferreira and submitted Jeremy Stephens in the first round.

The Pole has 20 professional wins and a single defeat on his record, and even that loss came from a controversial split decision. Gamrot has a 60% finish rate, with seven knockouts and five submission finishes.

He is the underdog in this bout, but he is riding a three-fight win streak, and many consider him a dark horse to do well in this division.

Arman Tsarukyan vs Mateusz Gamrot
25 Age 31
20 Fights 22
18 Wins 20
2 Losses 1
7 KO’s 7
5 Subs 5
5′ 7 Height (feet) 5′ 9
72.5 Reach (inches) 70.5
156.00 Weight (lbs) 155.50
Win Last Fight Win

Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

It’s time for the rapidly rising star Rakhmonov to face his first real test. After shooting to his number 15 spot, he now faces the old guard of Magny.

Neil Magny has won five of his last six bouts, with his only loss coming against Michael Chiesa. He is now the joint record holder for the most wins in the welterweight division.

The 34-year-old is taller, more experienced, and has a three-inch reach advantage. But despite all of this in his favor, he is a considerable underdog to beat Rakhmonov, with odds of +375.

“The Haitian Sensation” has a 27% finish rate, with seven knockout wins and three submission victories.

Shavkat Rakhmonov has fought just three times in the UFC, but people are excited about his prospects in this division after his impressive results.

“Nomad” submitted Alex Oliveira and Michel Prazeres before knocking out  Carlston Harris in the first round of his last bout. He has had fifteen professional fights since 2014, with zero losses.

What’s more impressive is that this Uzbekistani has a 100% finish rate, with eight knockouts and seven submissions.

This co-main event promises to be one of the best bouts of the night. Many fight fans are eager to see how good this unbeaten prodigy is against a formidable opponent.

Neil Magny vs Shavkat Rakhmonov
34 Age 27
38 Fights 15
26 Wins 15
8 Losses 0
7 KO’s 8
3 Subs 7
6′ 3 Height (feet) 6′ 0
80 Reach (inches) 77
185.00 Weight (lbs) 170.50
Win Last Fight Win

Josh Parisian vs. Alan Baudot

This bout will be a road to redemption for one of these struggling heavyweights. The matchup is as even as it gets and features two fighters that love to keep things standing.

Josh Parisian found his way into the UFC through Dana White’s Contender Series. He has lost two of three of his matchups since joining the division. His latest defeat came in December against Don’Tale Mayes.

The Michiganian has an 86% finish rate, with ten knockouts and two submissions. Parisian also has almost twice as much professional experience as Baudot.

Alan Baudot is yet to win in the UFC. He has fought three times, losing to Tom Aspinall, Parker Porter, and Rodrigo Nascimento. However, the loss against Nascimento was later deemed a no-contest after Nascimento tested positive for banned substances.

“The Black Samourai” has faced fierce competition in the division and has come up short. Therefore, he will want to secure a win against Parisian to stick around in the franchise.

Baudot has a 100% finish rate, with seven knockouts and one disqualification. So the sportsbooks have made him the slight favorite to win, with odds of -105.

Josh Parisian vs Alan Baudot
32 Age 34
20 Fights 12
14 Wins 8
5 Losses 3
10 KO’s 7
2 Subs 0
6′ 4 Height (feet) 6′ 3
79 Reach (inches) 79
262.00 Weight (lbs) 256.00
Loss Last Fight Loss

Thiago Moises vs. Christos Giagos

This lightweight matchup will see two fighters looking to start their comeback stories colliding.

Thiago Moises is on a two-fight losing streak – he was submitted by Islam Makhachev and knocked out by Joel Alvarez. Despite this recent form, he’s still a -250 favorite to beat Giagos.

The Brazilian has a 60% finish rate, with three knockouts and six submission victories. The former RFA champion was on a three-fight win streak before his two most recent bouts, so he will be eager to return to his winning ways.

Christos Giagos was on a two-fight win streak until he was knocked out in the first round by Arman Tsarukyan.

Previous to this loss, Giagos won four out of five bouts. He has beaten some high-quality opponents, including Sean Soriano, Carlton Minus, and Damir Hadzovic.

The 32-year-old has a 58% finish rate, with seven knockout wins and four submissions on his record.

The Spartan has a slight reach advantage but is five years old than Moises. He will enter as a reasonably big underdog to get the win.

Thiago Moises vs Christos Giagos
27 Age 32
21 Fights 28
15 Wins 19
6 Losses 9
3 KO’s 7
6 Subs 4
5′ 8 Height (feet) 5′ 10
70.5 Reach (inches) 71.5
155.00 Weight (lbs) 155.50
Loss Last Fight Loss

Nate Maness vs. Umar Nurmagomedov

This bantamweight bout comes between two amazingly talented individuals that have a single loss between them from 29 fights.

Nate Maness has won all three of his bouts since joining the UFC in 2020. His last two he ended early, with a submission victory against Luke Sanders and a knockout win versus Tony Gravely.

Maness has a 58% finish rate, with five knockout wins and three submissions. He is riding a four-fight win streak but is the underdog with odds of +450.

The American is a little older than his opponent but carries a height and reach advantage of a few inches. This will be his biggest challenge yet, with his opponent touted to be one of the stars of the division.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin is following the family tradition of not losing fights, with a record of 14-0.

Umar Nurmagomedov joined the UFC last year and has fought twice. He submitted Sergey Morozov and took down Brian Kelleher with a rear-naked choke in the first round.

The Russian has a 58% finish rate, with one knockout win and seven submissions to his name. We can’t see this fight going the distance. Sportsbooks predict another nasty submission that will see Nurmagomedov progress up the rankings.

Nate Maness vs Umar Nurmagomedov
30 Age 26
15 Fights 14
14 Wins 14
1 Losses 0
5 KO’s 1
3 Subs 7
5′ 10 Height (feet) 5′ 7
72 Reach (inches) 69
141.80 Weight (lbs) 146.00
Win Last Fight Win

Chris Curtis vs. Rodolfo Vieira

This welterweight bout will be a classic clash between striking skills (Curtis) and jiu-jitsu mastery (Vieira).

Chris Curtis joined the UFC last year and impressed everyone with a first-round knockout win against Phil Hawes. He followed that up the next month with a second-round knockout against Brendan Allen.

Curtis has a wealth of experience and a two-inch reach advantage on his side and will enter as the favorite.

The American has a 61% finish rate, with a staggering 14 knockouts and three submission wins. If “The Action Man” can keep things standing, we can see him getting another knockout to add to his tally.

Rodolfo Vieira has never left a decision up to the judges. He has amassed all but one of his wins via submissions with his impressive ground skills.

The Brazilian’s most recent bout was against Dustin Stolzfus, where he secured a late rear-naked choke to get the win.

The 32-year-old has a 100% finish rate, with one knockout and seven submission wins. He will want to test the takedown defenses of Curtis and utilize his BJJ skills to get the win.

Although he is the underdog, anything can happen in this fight, and if Curtis slips up for a second, it could be all over.

Chris Curtis vs Rodolfo Vieira
34 Age 32
36 Fights 9
28 Wins 8
8 Losses 1
14 KO’s 1
3 Subs 7
5′ 10 Height (feet) 6′ 0
75 Reach (inches) 73
185.00 Weight (lbs) 202.60
Win Last Fight Win

Preliminary Card

  • Carlos Ulberg vs. Tafon Nchukwi (light-heavyweight bout)
  • Shayilan Nuderdanbieke vs. TJ Brown (featherweight bout)
  • Raulian Paiva vs. Sergey Morozov (bantamweight bout)
  • JP Buys vs. Cody Durden (flyweight bout)
  • Brian Kelleher vs. Mario Bautista (bantamweight bout)
  • Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Jinh Yu Frey (women’s strawweight bout)

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