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The main-event comes in the Lightweight division, as Arman “Ahalkalakets” Tsarukyan takes on Mateusz “Gamer” Gamrot. A winner of five straight, Tsarukyan enters this fight with an opportunity to stamp his name among the contenders. Currently eleventh in the rankings, with a victory, Tsarukyan will find himself in the top ten of a stacked Lightweight division. Meanwhile, Gamrot has rebounded nicely since dropping his UFC debut by split decision. A winner of three straight, all of which came inside the distance, the former KSW Champion has found his stride. Checking in at twelfth in the rankings, Gamrot has a chance to crack the divisions top ten with a victory.
This fight is low-key amazing, as we have two rising stars battling for the chance to elevate themselves into contender status. Tsarukyan is a gifted fighter, who possesses excellent wrestling and grappling. Not one to be discouraged in a failed takedown attempt, Tsarukyan will often chain wrestle until he gets his foe to the ground. Thus far, he’s had little trouble doing such – landing sixteen takedowns in six UFC fights. At 25 years old and with only one loss in the last eighteen fights, which was to Islam Makhachev, Tsarukyan is a name that will be synonymous with the Lightweight division for years to come. As for Gamrot, he too is a wrestler and grappler. Landing a takedown in each of his four UFC appearances and twelve total, Gamrot has had little resistance in getting the fight to his world. Evolving in the striking department, Gamrot is starting to look more comfortable. However, it’s definitely an area where he can be outmatched.
As for a prediction, I’m going to side with Tsarukyan. A hard prediction to make anyway you slice it, this fight has the makings to be a barnburner. Given both men are proficient in both wrestling and grappling, it’s possible that we may see several scrambles and submission attempts. However, Tsarukyan is the more well rounded of the two and has shown that he can win on the feet. An area where I highlighted that Gamrot is most vulnerable. So with that said, in an excellent fight, I see Tsarukyan stopping Gamrot via TKO in the Championship rounds.