The MMA Gods have given us a terrific upcoming lightweight match-up for June. Or, it was the UFC matchmakers. Whatever.
Polish news outlet InTheCage.pl was the first to report that the No. 11 ranked lightweight Arman Tsarukyan will fight No. 12 raked Mateusz Gamrot on June 25 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. A source familiar with the situation later confirmed the lightweight match-up with Cageside Press.
Tsarukyan (18-2) has been on a roll since losing his UFC debut against Islam Makhachev in 2019. He is riding a five-fight win streak and has finished his last two opponents. He defeated Christos Giagos via TKO to go 2-0 in 2021, and then most recently, in February, he battered Joel Alvarez to win via TKO.
Like his opponent, Gamrot (20-1) has been sensational since losing his UFC debut via a controversial split decision. The Polish fighter has finished all three of his opponents. He went 3-0 in 2021, most recently defeating Diego Ferreira in December and, prior to that, submitting Jeremy Stephens in a minute.
The winner of this fight should crack the top ten of the lightweight division.
The UFC’s June 25, 2022 event does not have an official location, venue, or broadcast plan announced. The card currently looks like this:
- Jinh Yu Frey vs. Vanessa Demopoulos
- Tim Elliott vs. Amir Albazi
- Josh Parisian vs. Alan Baudot
- Chris Curtis vs. Rodolfo Vieira
- Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
- Tyson Nam vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
- Raulian Paiva vs. Sergey Morozov
- Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot