After stepping away to Austin, Texas last weekend for Fight Night, the UFC returns to Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC Vegas 57: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot. The headliner, of course, features top-15 lightweight contenders No.11 Arman “Ahalkalakets” Tsarukyan and No.12 Mateusz “Gamer” Gamrot will battle to continue climbing the division ladder. Supporting them as the co-headliner is another pair of ranked fighters with No.10 welterweight Neil Magny looking to fend off No.15 Shavkat Rakhmonov.
Watch UFC Vegas 57 Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot
- When: Saturday, June 25, 2022
- Prelims Start Time: 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST
- Main Card Start Time: 10 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. PST
- Location: UFC APEX – Las Vegas, Nevada
- How to Watch: ESPN / ESPN+
From the first bout of the prelims to the main event, Saturday’s card is loaded with fighters looking for their fit in the UFC landscape. Five Dana White’s Contender Series alumni are featured on the UFC Vegas 57 lineup, including two-time DWCS winner Josh Parisian on the main card.
Another athlete that will perk the ears of fight fans is Umar Nurmagomedov, the cousin of 2022 UFC Hall of Fame inductee Khabib Nurmagomedov. Riding a 14-fight winning streak, Umar is a perfect 14-0 with a 2-0 record since joining the UFC in 2021. He looks to establish a legacy of his own in the organization’s bantamweight division, resuming his campaign on Saturday as a heavy favorite against the veteran Nate Maness.
Arman Tsarukyan vs Mateusz Gamrot Preview
With both Tsarukyan (18-2-0) and Gamrot (20-1-0, 1 NC) riding small winning streaks, they’ll both look to find any advantage they can. Gamrot is taller by three inches, standing 5’10”, but Tsarukyan will enjoy a two-inch reach advantage. From there, their styles are almost a draw, each being a versatile finisher, though Gamrot is the quicker finisher with an average fight time of just under eight minutes – nearly four minutes quicker than Tsarukyan.
Both fighters entered the UFC, dropping their debuts against top opponents. For Tsarukyan, his initiation was against Islam Makachev, now the fourth-ranked challenger in the lightweight division. Gamrot, on the other hand, first fought Guram Kutateladze who saw his own winning streak snapped last weekend in Austin by split decision. The debut losses for Tsarukyan and Gamrot were by decision, and neither has lost since with each finishing his last two contests early.
A strong favorite to get the victory, Tsarukyan is already looking past Saturday’s contest, believing he should get a top-five ranking if he wins. “This fight is going to be a finish,” Tsarukyan said at UFC Vegas 57 media day. “I’m going to finish Gamrot and it’s going to be good fight. After this fight, I’m going to talk a lot about my division, guys who don’t want to fight with me. And after this fight, they cannot (not) accept fight with me.” UFC Vegas 57 can’t get here fast enough.
UFC Vegas 57 Fight Card & Odds*
*Odds are subject to change.
- #11 Arman Tsarukyan (-285) vs #12 Mateusz Gamrot (+240) – Lightweight
- #10 Neil Magny (+320) vs #15 Shavkat Rakhmonov (-390) – Welterweight
- Josh Parisian (-105) vs Alan Baudot (-115) – Heavyweight
- Thiago Moises (-255) vs Christos Giagos (+215) – Lightweight
- Nate Maness (+625) vs Umar Nurmagomedov (-900) – Bantamweight
- Chris Curtis (-135) vs Rodolfo Vieira (+115) – Middleweight
- Carlos Ulberg (-115) vs Tafon Nchukwi (-105) – Light Heavyweight
- Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (+170) vs TJ Brown (-200) – Featherweight
- Raulian Paiva (+120) vs Sergey Morozov (-140) – Bantamweight
- JP Buys (-120) vs Cody Durden (+100) – Flyweight
- Brian Kelleher (+140) vs Mario Bautista (-165) – Bantamweight
- Vanessa Demopoulos (+220) vs Jinh Yu Frey (-260) – Women’s Strawweight