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UFC Vegas 57: Mateusz Gamrot edges Arman Tsarukyan by unanimous decision

There was a lot of action in the main event of UFC Vegas 57 between Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot, but unfortunately, somebody had to taste defeat.

Tsarukyan (18-3-0) used some excellent striking to connect on some thunderous leg kicks but was stymied by the striking and grappling of Gamrot at key times in the championship rounds.

The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47, and 48-47 for Gamrot.

Mateusz Gamrot

Tsarukyan and Gamrot earned Fight of the Night, while Shavkat Rakhmonov, Josh Parisian, and Thiago Moises earned performance of the night. Each fighter earned a $50,000 USD bonus.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

In case you missed the prelims:

VANESSA DEMOPOULOUS DEF. JINH YU FREY VIA SD (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

MARIO BATISTA DEF. BRIAN KELLEHER VIA SUBMISSION (RNC) R1 2:27

CODY DURDEN DEF. J.P. BUYS VIA TKO (PUNCHES) R1 1:08

SERGEY MOROZOV DEF. RAULIAN PAIVA VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

SHAYLIAN NURDEBURKIAN DEF. T.J. BROWN VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

CARLOS ULBERG DEF. TAFON NCHUKWI VIA TKO (PUNCHES) R1 1:15

MAIN CARD

CHRIS CURTIS VS. RODOLFO VIEIRA 

WINNER: CHRIS CURTIS VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: CHRIS CURTIS VIA TKO

Andrews: Curtis got the job done once again.

NATHAN MANESS VS. UMAR NURMAGOMEDOV

WINNER: UMAR NURMAGOMEDOV VIA UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: UMAR NURMAGOMEDOV VIA SUBMISSION

Andrews: When Khabib is beside you, dominance is mandatory.

THIAGO MOISES VS. CHRISTOS GIAGOS 

WINNER: THIAGO MOISES VIA SUBMISSION (RNC) R1 3:05

ANDREWS PREDICTION: THIAGO MOISES VIA UD 

Andrews: Way to go, Thiago. Nice and tidy rear-naked choke.

JOSH PARISIAN VS. ALAN BAUDOT 

WINNER: JOSH PARISIAN VIA TKO (PUNCHES) R2 3:04

ANDREWS PREDICTION: JOSH PARISIAN VIA TKO

Andrews: That was cutting it a bit too close, Josh. Way to come back.

NEIL MAGNY VS. SHAVKAT RAKHMONOV

WINNER: SHAVKAT RAKHMONOV VIA SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE) R2 4:58

ANDREWS PREDICTION: SHAVKAT RAKHMONOV VIA UD

Andrews: Give Magny credit for stepping in there, but Shavkat took him out.

MAIN EVENT

ARMAN TSARUKYAN VS. MATEUSZ GAMROT 

WINNER: MATEUSZ GAMROT VIA UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: ARMAN TSARUKYAN VIA UD 

Andrews: That was a good hard battle. UFC is on a roll with back-back-to-back great cards.

The next UFC event is UFC 276, which is scheduled for July 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Israel Adesanya defends the middleweight belt against Jared Cannonier in the main event, while Alexander Volkanovski takes on Max Holloway for the third time and the featherweight strap.

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KenaiAndrews
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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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