UFC Vegas 57 goes down this weekend at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. In the main event, top prospects Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot lock horns in a highly anticipated lightweight bout.
Tsarukyan is currently riding a five fight winning streak, most recently defeating Joel Alvarez by second round knockout at UFC Vegas 49. Gamrot is currently on a three fight winning run, with his most recent victory coming against Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC Vegas 45.
UFC Vegas 57: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot Analysis And Prediction
Tsarukyan vs Gamrot is one of the best prospect vs prospect fights in UFC history. Both fighters are incredibly talented and have the potential to capture the lightweight title. Tsarukyan is an incredibly well-rounded fighter, with excellent grappling and striking. Gamrot is a fantastic grappler as well, with pretty good striking.
The fight will be very close if it hits the mat. It probably will be very even, but Tsarukyan will have the edge on the feet as he has more power and speed and he’s more agile. He will also have a decent reach advantage.
Statistically, both fighters are very even when it comes to offence as both land close to four significant strikes per minute on average. Tsarukyan is a lot better defensively as he absorbs a little over one significant strike per minute on average, whereas Gamrot absorbs close to three. Gamrot relies heavily on his wrestling as he lands close to six takedowns per 15 minutes, whereas Tsarukyan lands close to four.
With both fighters being extremely good on the ground, the fight will likely stay on the feet and Tsarukyan will use his speed and power to earn a knockout victory.
Prediction: Arman Tsarukyan by knockout
Arman Tsarukyan (-285)
Mateusz Gamrot (+250)
Who do you think will win the UFC Vegas 57 main event between Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot?