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UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot Picks, Predictions, Odds

There is one more UFC promotion scheduled before the most anticipated UFC event of the summer on Fourth of July Weekend. UFC on ESPN: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot (AKA UFC Vegas 57) will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from the UFC Apex facility outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot will headline this event that will start with the prelims at 7 p.m. ET and the main event at 10 p.m. ET.

Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot Picks

Former FEMFP Lightweight Champion Arman Tsarukyan is a significant favorite over former KSW Lightweight Champion Mateusz Gamrot in the main event. Tsarukyan is very well-rounded with an 18-2 record, and he is 5-1 since joining the UFC. He lost his promotion debut against Islam Makhachev, but that loss does not look bad considering Makhachev is considered by many to be the best lightweight in the UFC.

Gamrot is 20-1-1 overall but just 3-1 since joining the UFC. He lost a split decision to the unheralded Guram Kutateladze in his debut, but he has since finished his last three opponents in the first two rounds. As with Tsarukyan, he is a very well-rounded fighter too, so this fight won’t be one of contrasting styles.

This is a tough fight to handicap as the oddsmakers have pegged this one well. Tsarukyan and Gamrot are both quality fighters, but Tsarukyan has more seasoning and has faced much better opponents in the UFC. The best bet in this fight is for someone to win in the first three rounds as they both have knockout power and impressive ground skills.

To Win Fight: Arman Tsarukyan (-275)
Total Rounds: Under 3.5 (+100)

Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov Picks

The terrifying Shavkat Rakhmonov could be the next star of the welterweight division. He is 15-0 in his career, and he has been able to finish all 15 of his opponents. Rakhmonov dispatched of 14 of those 15 foes inside of two rounds, and he won both the KZMMAF Welterweight Championship and M1 Welterweight Championship before joining the UFC two years ago. He is a heavy favorite against UFC veteran Neil Magny, and he will likely get to headline his next fight if he finishes Magny.

Magny has never challenged for a UFC title, but he has been involved in more UFC fights than all but a handful of fighters. He currently holds the record for the most decision wins in UFC history, and his last six bouts have all went to the scorecards. While Rakhmonov is likely to beat him, this is too good of a price to pass up on an experienced veteran like Magny that can work the ring. If you’re wanting to bet Rakhmonov at a discounted price, you might want to just bet the Under in this fight.

To Win Fight: Neil Magny (+300)
Total Rounds: Under 2.5 (-163)

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Josh Parisian vs. Alan Baudot Picks

This is an important fight for Alan Baudot. He made a lot of noise in smaller promotions, but he has lost all three of his fights in the UFC. One of those losses was overturned and became a No Contest after his opponent tested positive for a banned substance, but it’s still going to be held against him whenever it’s time for the UFC to consider renewing his contact.

Josh Parisian is the equivalent of a Quad-A baseball player. He has been on the fringes of the UFC for a long time, but he was only recently signed to a contract with the premier MMA promotion. Parisian is 1-2 in the UFC, and his lone win was a split decision victory.

Both Baudot and Parisian need to impress if they are going to stick around in the UFC, so look for both heavyweights to be aggressive out of the gate. That should bode well for a quick finish and betting the under and early round knockouts is the way to go.

To Win Fight: Alan Baudot in the first round by KO or TKO (+500)
Total Rounds: Under 1.5 (+137)

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