Octagon action returns to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend as ranked lightweight contenders Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot do battle. Tsarukyan is looking to extend his five-fight winning streak in the same sort of style that has seen him land Performance of the Night bonuses in his last two outings.
Support comes from unbeaten phenom Shavkat Rakhmonov, who boasts a 15-0 record with 15 finishes. He squares off with veteran welterweight Neil Magny. The heavyweights will be in action when Josh Parisian and Alan Baudot throw down. There’s also a slot for Umar Nurmagomedov. The cousin of Khabib will be looking to establish his own name when he meets Nathan Maness.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the weekend’s MMA action.
Where: UFC Apex, Paradise, Nevada
When: Saturday 25th June (1am Sunday UK time)
How to watch: BT Sport 1
Tale of the Tape:
Place Of Birth: Krasnodar, Russia
Last Fight: Tsarukyan pounded Joel Alvarez to a TKO defeat in two rounds back in February. The Spaniard was riding a four-fight winning streak, but proved no match for the 18-2 Armenian-Russian.
Place Of Birth: Poznan, Poland
Last Fight: Carlos Diego Ferreira was felled by a brutal knee to the body in Gamrot’s last outing. The victory was Gamrot’s third finish in a row.
Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot
Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
Josh Parisian vs. Alan Baudot
Nathan Maness vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
Chris Curtis vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Carlos Ulberg vs. Tafon Nchukwi
Thiago Moises vs. Christos Giagos
Brian Kelleher vs. Mario Bautista
Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. T.J. Brown
Raulian Paiva vs. Sergey Morozov
Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Jinh Yu Frey
JP Buys vs. Cody Durden
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