UFC Fight Night: Expert picks and best bets for Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot

Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot, two rising stars in the lightweight division, will face off in the main event of UFC Fight Night as the show returns to the Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Tsarukyan, No. 10 in ESPN’s lightweight rankings, has won five in a row after losing his debut to Islam Makhachev. Makhachev is the No. 4 lightweight in ESPN’s rankings. Tsarukyan’s past two wins have resulted in Performance of the Night bonuses due to TKO finishes versus Christos Giagos and Joel Alvarez, respectively.

Gamrot is unranked but is riding a three-fight winning streak after also losing in his debut. His match against Guram Kutateladze ended in a split decision loss for the former two-division KSW champion, as Gamrot will prepare for his most formidable challenge in the UFC versus Tsarukyan.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto touched base with an MMA coaching veteran to get his perspective on this pivotal featherweight matchup and how things could play out inside the Octagon. ESPN’s betting experts Ian Parker and Reed Kuhn added their insights and analysis for everything from the main event to some intriguing bets they like lower on the card.

Lightweight: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot

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