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UFC on ESPN: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot Betting Guide, Odds & Picks (2022)

by June 25, 2022
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One week removed from an electric night of fights at UFC Austin, the UFC returns with another night of free fights (on the ESPN family of networks), back at home in Las Vegas in the UFC Apex. While last week’s card will be hard to live up to, both the prelim and main card of this one feature some of the roster’s most exciting names.

Let’s take a closer look at the co-main and main events and two of my favorite plays of the evening.

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Arman Tsarukyan (18-2-0) vs. Mateusz Gamrot (20-1-0)

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook 

Tsarukyan ran into a buzzsaw in his first fight with the UFC, taking the #3 lightweight contender Islam Makhachev the distance before losing via unanimous decision. Earning a Fight of the Night bonus for that fight, Tsarukyan has proved himself in the time since, picking up four straight wins. Despite his smaller stature, his reach is deceptively long, and his striking statistics further prove that point with a significant striking accuracy of 61.6 percent.

Facing a fighter in Gamrot who’s on a winning streak (three) of his own since also joining the UFC with a loss, he’ll have to be careful to stay upright. Coming into this fight, Gamrot holds a large edge in takedown averages at 5.83 (vs. 3.47).

While the odds have gotten a bit long on the favorite, Tsarukyan, I do think he gets it done as the more tested and athletic fighter in this bout. Being his first main event, I’d look for him to get it done with a statement as well.

Pick: Arman Tsarukyan by KO/TKO or Submission +135

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