The main event of UFC Vegas 57 may not feature good name value but the fight itself is an excellent one. Both men are currently ranked in the top 15 of the UFC’s lightweight division and they’re on excellent win streaks. A spot in the top 10 is on the line in this one and the winner could finally get the recognition they deserve from the more casual fans. The fight has all the makings of an exciting main event with both men capable of finding finishes and in the prime of their fighting careers. Don’t let the lack of name value stop you from watching this one, these men are high-level fighters and have very exciting styles. It won’t be long before both of them are in the top 10 and potentially in the hunt for the lightweight title.
Arman Tsarukyan had a tough UFC debut with the promotion choosing to match him up with Islam Makhachev. He’s had five fights since then and all have resulted in wins for the Armenian fighter. Those five fights are nothing to scoff at either, with a good mix of excellent veterans and prospects. Tsarukyan is primarily a grappler but his style has evolved since debuting in the UFC back in 2019. His improvements are easily noticeable considering his last two losses have been impressive TKOs over Christos Giagos and Joel Álvarez. He has a big opportunity to score the biggest win of his career and prove he should be fighting the top 10 at lightweight.
Mateusz Gamrot may seem like a rising prospect in the UFC but the Polish fighter has been competing in big promotions since 2013. He became a star in his home country by competing at the top European promotion KSW. He’s faced tough UFC veterans like Andre Winner and Norman Parke and never lost before signing for the UFC. He lost a very close fight to Guram Kutateladze in his debut for the promotion back in 2020. Since then, he’s had three fights with all of them stoppage wins. His last two have been particularly impressive with a TKO over Carlos Diego Ferreira, due to injury, and a submission over the hard-to-finish Jeremy Stephens. This is his first fight in 2022 and he’ll be looking to prove he belongs at the top of the division, fighting big-name veterans.
Here are the UFC Vegas 57 odds, featuring our Arman Tsarukyan-Mateusz Gamrot prediction, courtesy of FanDuel.