The event is to be headlined by a pair of ranked lightweight killers in Arman Tsarukyan (no. 11) and Mateusz Gamrot (no. 12), and co-headlined by welterweight contenders Neil Magny (no. 10) and Shavkat Rakhmonov (no. 15).
Back to our main event, this is a relatively low name value match up, but both of these men have a serious potential in becoming world champion very soon. Tsarukyan came in with a record of 18-2, having gone 5-1 thus far in the UFC, finishing off that five-fight win streak with back-to-back TKO victories.
Oh, his only promotional defeat came in his debut to no. 1 lightweight contender Islam Makhachev, who he took down and won a round against. Then we have Gamrot, who’s 20-1, only losing a split decision in his UFC debut that everyone thought he won.
Since then, he’s gone 3-0 with three finishes.
Both men were also champions outside the UFC prior to coming over.
This is going to be an incredible main event!
Continue reading to see how this epic 155 lb clash went down:
Official Result: Mateusz Gamrot def. Arman Tsarukyan via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Tsarukyan comes out throwing an array of his body and head kicks, as he does, and does a good job of stuffing Gamrot’s early takedown attempts. By the second round he really begins to sink those kicks into the body of Gamrot, which you’d think would aid in tiring Gamrot at some point.
Tsarukyan also begins to land his head kicks in the earlier part of the fight, but Gamrot, as tough as they come, remains unfazed.
Gamrot is able to secure his first takedown in the third and remains on top for a bit, and does the same in the fourth, though he’s dropped with a spinning back fist in round four.
Tsarukyan is back to his striking in the fifth, but not for long, as Gamrot is able to overwhelm Tsarukyan with takedowns, pressure, and control.
Gamrot is now 21-1 as a professional, only ever losing a controversial split decision in his UFC debut.
What’s next for Mateusz Gamrot?
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