Lightweight finishers Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot delivered an incredible, fast-paced fight during the UFC Fight Night: Gamrot vs Tsaukyan main event in Las Vegas on Sunday.

A rapid-fire first round of scrambles on the canvas led to a display of striking in the second. The remainder of five rounds witnessed an out-and-out barrage, with shine coming from Tsarukyan's kicks and Gamrot's takedowns.

All three judges gave their scores to the 12th-ranked Gamrot over the 11th-ranked Tsarukyan. Gamrot, who edged out his younger opponent, said: "This was a really tough fight, Arman is a high level guy. Never doubt me. I am ready for any guy in the division. Now I want to fight Justin Gaethje because he is the most brutal guy in the division."

 

Tsarukyan was the favourite for the clash, given his scorching form since a loss on debut. "I changed my training regime (since the debut loss). I started training with a more professional approach and the fight was on short notice. But now I am nearing on the top 10 and I know I can beat anyone," Tsaukyan had told Sportstar ahead of his clash with Gamrot.

While the result went  (48–47, 48–47, 48–47) unanimously in favour of Gamrot, Tsarukyan expressed his statement on social media, stating, "I didn’t lose this fight, only upwards from here," on Instagram.

UFC action returns on July 3 with a middleweight championship bout between champion Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier headlining UFC 276 event in Nevada on Sunday.

Watch UFC 276 – Adesanya vs Cannonier – LIVE on SONY TEN 2 (English) channels at 7:30 am IST on 3rd July 2022.