UFC Vegas 57 is kicking off this weekend and the fight card is way to underrated if you’re a casual fan, because Arman Tsarukyan will take over Mateusz Gamrot in the main event and the winner will be the new boogeyman of the lightweight division, against whom top prospects will hesitate to pick up a fight, just like individuals once dodged to fight potential title challenger Islam Makhachev on his way to the top. Tsarukyan and Gamrot are the two fastest rising prospects in the current scenario of the lightweight division.
Gamrot is the former KSW 2-division champion i.e. at lightweight and featherweight before he came into the UFC. Gamrot is on a 3-fight win streak with wins over the likes of Jeremy Stephens, Diego Ferreira and Scott Holtzman. Tsarukyan on the other hand is on a 5-fight winning streak with wins over Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Joel Alvarez, Christos Giagos, Matt Frevola and Davi Ramos in the UFC. Tsarukyan is ranked #11 and Gamrot is ranked #12 in the official UFC rankings.
Mateusz Gamrot vs Arman Tsarukyan: Fight prediction and preview
Tsarukyan is a very strong wrestler who can take you down conveniently even with the textbook level of defence. With that said, Tsarukyan’s takedown defence is similarly close to perfection. Even though he lost his UFC debut against Islam Makhachev, fair to say he gave Makhachev the toughest test of his career. But do not mistake Tsarukyan to be only a wrestling nightmare, his TKO win over Christos Giagos says it all that he can land and that too hard enough to invite a finish sooner than expected.
Gamrot is also a similar fighter, a very high level wrestler with sneaky devastating strikes in his arsenal. However, Gamrot believes he has an edge over Tsarukyan in the jiu-jitsu department. Gamrot is comparatively more patient striker as he likes to take his time and set things up. This was really evident in Gamrot’s fight with Scott Holtzman.
Mateusz Gamrot vs Arman Tsarukyan: Betting odds and final prediction
According to the official UFC website, the betting odds have Tsarukyan as a -285 favourite over the underdog Gamrot who’s at +240.
Final Prediction: Arman Tsarukyan to defeat Matuesz Gamrot via split decision.
This fight is going to be extremely close for how skilled they both are in each aspect of MMA and how hungry they’re as the fast rising prospects. But it seems like with Tsarukyan’s experience of having fought and given tough time to someone like Makhachev, he seems to be the more durable fighter to assert his skillset just a little more than Gamrot could do. Who do you got winning?