In the main event of UFC on ESPN 38 which took place inside the UFC APEX, Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot took on each other. The fight was an incredible showdown of both the fighters’ skills as it was fully action-packed for 5 rounds. Both the lightweight fighters entered the fight with multiple win streaks and with the target to extend it.
From the get-go, both the fighters took control of their game plans and started measuring each other. The fight was high paced and it remained like that for most of the rounds. Both the fighters exchanged kicks, and punches and were also throwing takedowns. Tsarukyan looked better in the first two rounds as he was connecting more. As the fight advanced, Gamrot was looking forward to getting a perfect takedown and he was successful in it but couldn’t keep his opponent down.
In the final rounds, Gamrot was getting the edge and was beautifully making transitions from takedowns to strikes. At the end of five rounds, Gamrot was announced as the winner via unanimous decision.
What does the future look like for Arman Tsarukyan?
It was a close contest, and some had Arman Tsarukyan winning the fight, and he too believed he did enough to get the decision. He posted the same on Instagram and he wrote, “I didn’t lose this fight, only upwards from here!” Arman was riding on 5 fight win streak, and his last loss came against Islam Makhachev.
He went toe to toe against Islam, and many considered he’d be a problem for every top-ranked contender in the division. Arman is not salty over this loss, and he is the kind of a guy to work even harder, reflect upon his mistakes, and come back stronger than ever.
Mateusz on the other hand is enjoying his win, and he’s looking for a fight against the former interim lightweight champion, Justin Gaethje. Khabib Nurmagomedov congratulated him on his win, and he hopes Islam and him can share the octagon in the near future.